Course Title: 01:082:430 Foundations in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies
Academic Credits: 3 credits
CREDIT NOT GIVE FOR THIS COURSE AND 16:082:530 or 01:506:391.
Mode of Instruction: Seminar
Course Prerequisites: None
Core Curriculum: None
This course offers an introductory overview of themes that together construct the idea of cultural heritage and preservation studies. We cover heritage and preservation through a historical perspective as well as through culturally-specific expressions. This course is a required course for all degrees within the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies program (CHAPS) at Rutgers: the MA concentration in CHAPS, the JD/MA Dual Degree in CHAPS, the PhD concentration in CHAPS, the co-terminal (BA/MA) degree in Art History with a concentration in CHAPS, and the graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Historic Preservation
There are no prerequisites and students from all backgrounds and majors are welcome.
- Become familiar with the foundational concepts that form part of the study of cultural heritage and preservation studies.
- Examine the various scales and contexts in which heritage and preservation operate, both historically and contemporarily.
- Develop critical perspectives about entangled disciplines and the communities, histories, politics, and forms of expertise that sustain them.
- Support the formulation and articulation of students’ own critical thinking of the material covered, introducing them to current research and initiatives in the field.
Required and Recommended Course Materials:
All resources in the syllabus will be made available in Sakai. Additional resources as needed should be
secured through Rutgers libraries.
- Students are expected to attend all class meetings, participate in class discussions
Fall, 2023: Professor Trinidad Rico
Disclaimer: These course descriptions/synopses pages have been provided as samples and the information should not be considered accurate or current. For actual course information, refer to the course site hosted by a Rutgers Learning Management System (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) as of first day of class.