128A: Special Topics in Archaeology/Area

Intro to Heritage Conservation

Instructor: William A. White

Term: Spring 2019

Time: Tu, Th 2:00 pm - 3:29 pm

Units: 4

Course Number: 30204

How do people decide what is worthy of preservation and what is not? Ever wonder how that building got a historic preservation plaque? Why a developer would preserve an old building instead of demolishing it and building anew? How can local communities use historic preservation to prevent the wholesale destruction of their neighborhood? This course will help you better understand the mechanics of historic preservation and how it articulates with the wider field of heritage conservation. This course provides an overview of the origins, history, and execution of heritage conservation with an emphasis on the United States. You will discuss and ponder the motivations for historic preservation regulations in the United States, the role they play in community development, and how these regulations articulate with the wider field of heritage conservation.

Special topics in archaeology which meet the area requirement for the anthropology major.