HUM-1060 FYS: Culture, Heritage, and the Public: Encountering Our Collective Past

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

Cultural heritage tourism is one of the great American growth industries. This freshman-level course will examine the history of heritage tourism, as well as modern place-based education (museums, living history centers, theme parks, etc.). The course will also examine contemporary techniques such as digital presentation and persona-based living history experiences that are used to advertise and interpret local cultural history and geography. This is a first-year seminar course and meets the First-Year Seminar requirement of the GECC.