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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ANG6437
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-12-03
  2. Department: Anthropology
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 120500000
  5. Contact Person: David Himmelgreen
  6. Phone: 9741204
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ANG
  9. Number: 6437
  10. Full Title: Issues in Heritage Tourism
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Issues in Heritage Tourism
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: Graduate Standing or DPR
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theoretical and practical issues in heritage tourism and the business of heritage resource management from an

    anthropological perspective.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course is in active demand. It is also part of the core offering of the new heritage studies concentration in the Department of Anthropology scheduled to begin in FALL 2008.
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? It is one of the core offerings in the Department of Anthropology’s Heritage Studies concentration which will begin in FALL 2008. It is currently a course in high demand by students interested in pursuing work as professionals in a range of fields particularly fields in which knowledge of politics and policies of Heritage Management, Heritage development, Heritage Preservation and the business of tourism as a cultural resource are important.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? This course has been offered once in FALL 2006 as was well received.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD in anthropology and/or related field.
  29. Objectives: Introduce students to readings and applied research assignments that will prepare students to think critically about theoretical and practical issues in heritage tourism and the business of heritage resource management from an anthropological perspective.

    Provide training to students who will be confronting cultural heritage and social and environmental impact issues as professionals in a variety of fields.

  30. Learning Outcomes: [Core Competency] Students gain an understanding of theoretical and practical issues in heritage tourism and the business of heritage resource management from an anthropological perspective.

    [Critical Thinking] Students are exposed to cultural heritage and social and environmental impact issues confronting professional in the field of cultural/heritage tourism and trained to critically assess and address problems and issues encountered.

    [Applied Knowledge/Skill set.] Students learn to work with customers focused on the business of cultural/heritage tourism—balancing customer needs and demands with academic training and knowledge

  31. Major Topics: History of Travel and Tourism

    Heritage Tourism, Indigenous Peoples, and Local Communities

    Tools, Methods and Approaches to Cultural Heritage Management

    Anthropological concepts and approaches to tourism

    Oral history/Interview Guidelines

    Heritage, History, Place, and Memory

    Nationalism and Heritage—Political, Economic and Cultural Uses of the Past

    Museums, Tours, Economic Development and Politics of Identity

    Ethnicity, Race and Heritage

    The Business of Heritage and Cultural Tourism

  32. Textbooks: Cultural Tourism: The Partnership Between Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management (2002) by: McKercher and

    du Cros

    Silencing the Past (1995) by: M. Trouillot

    A Small Place by: J. Kincaid

    Native Tours: The Anthropology of Travel and Tourism

    (2000) by: E. Chambers

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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