Course Descriptions & Syllabi

430 Foundations in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

Course Description

There are no prerequisites and students from all backgrounds and majors are welcome.

Examines historic preservation and heritage conservation issues within a global and transcultural context. Topics include the illicit trade in historic material, looting and pillage of monuments and sites, national and international preservation laws and treaties, and model historic preservation projects.

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 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.

Learning Goals

  • 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.

Course Materials

All resources in the syllabus will be made available in Sakai. Additional resources as needed should be
secured through Rutgers libraries.

Course Instructor

 TBD

FALL 2020

Syllabus: The syllabus will be available on the Learning Management Site (Sakai/Canvas) as of the first day of class.

Disclaimer: These Course Description/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.

Contact

Susan Sidlauskas, Chairperson

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Tamara Sears, Graduate Program Director

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