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ARTH 264: European Architectural Studies Program: Managing Monuments: Issues in Cultural Heritage Practice

This course explores the theory and practice of cultural resource management by investigating how various architectural sites and urban historic districts operate. Students will consider cultural, financial, ethical and pedagogical aspects of contemporary tourism practices within a historical framework that roots the travel industry alongside religious pilgrimage customs and the aristocratic tradition of the Grand Tour. Interacting with professionals who help oversee architectural landmarks and archaeological sites, students will analyze and assess initiatives at various locations, ranging from educational programs and preservation plans to sustainability efforts and repatriation debates. Prerequisite: Participation in OCS Architectural Studies Program
3 credits; LA, IS; Offered Winter 2022; B. Jarman