Sophomore Seminar: Tourism and Heritage

Tourism and Heritage
Course Number: 
84
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2017
Location: 
Kroeber 219
Instructor: 
Nelson Graburn
Units: 
1
Time: 
F 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CCN: 
22669

Class Description

The course focuses on anthropological approaches to the two main topics: tourism and heritage. Tourism is a form of secular ritual involving travel, commonly associated with modernity; there is a close relationship between tourism and pilgrimage. Heritage includes tangible and intangible parts of culture, especially forms of art, consciously preserved from the past, often for tourism. The class will focuses on the student’s own experiences in, family heritage and social rituals, arts and travel experiences, in relation to ideas discussed in class and in the readings. Students will be expected to attend events of the Tourism Studies Working Group (some Friday evenings) at least four times a term and join the group for dinner afterwards; these topics can be discussed in class. See www.tourismstudies.org.

Course Catalog Description

Sophomore seminars are small interactive courses offered by faculty members in departments all across the campus. Sophomore seminars offer opportunity for close, regular intellectual contact between faculty members and students in the crucial second year. The topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 sophomores.