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Junior Colloquium: Topics in Historic Preservation: Managing the Past in Middletown

AMST 205
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement
Course Cluster: Service-Learning

In this course students will study the history and theory of historic preservation and gain practical experience in site assessment and historical analysis. How do we determine historic significance? Who are the stewards of historic spaces? What are effective strategies for preservation planning and policy making? How do artifacts and structures inform our understanding of local history? Students will pursue fieldwork at local sites such as the Washington Street burying ground. The major assignment will be a preservation assessment study of a building or site on Wesleyan campus or in Middletown.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Interpretation -- Field work plus course discussions, readings and assignments aim to develop the ability to analyze designed objects and exhibition spaces within a range of interpretive perspectives.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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