Clusters Upper-Division Courses

180A. Cultural Heritage and Representation of Identity: Debates and Writing. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Course 180A is requisite to 180B. Designed for transfer students. How tangible and intangible materials of human culture are used by their creators to fashion and refashion their identities over time and in different spaces. Introduction to multidisciplinary perspectives on human cultures and associated objects they create, different issues attendant on excavation, preservation, and presentation of these materials to different publics, and what all of this means to those whose heritage is being studied and/or exhibited through use of many rich cultural resources on and off campus. Examination of topics related to cultural heritage, with strong focus on debate and writing. Writing of weekly short essays or op-ed pieces based on what students have learned. Letter grading.

180B. Cultural Heritage and Representation of Identity: Special Topics. (5) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 180A. How tangible and intangible materials of human culture are used by their creators to fashion and refashion their identities over time and in different spaces. Introduction to multidisciplinary perspectives on human cultures and associated objects they create; different issues attendant on excavation, preservation, and presentation of these materials to different publics; and what all of this means to those whose heritage is being studied and/or exhibited through use of many rich cultural resources on and off campus. Letter grading.