Courses

More information on current classes can be found here.

All courses are 4 units unless otherwise stated.

WH 001: Introduction to World Heritage

Introduction to the concept of cultural and natural World Heritage. Topics include international policy in heritage management, the role of governments and organizations in identifying and protecting heritage, methods for documenting and interpreting heritage sites, and cultural and intellectual property ethics. 

Discussion included.

WH 002: Cyber Heritage

An examination of the new forms of communication and interpretation provided by Internet 2.0, viewed in the context of the creation of virtual heritage on the web. Second Life will be used to explore the social and technological dimensions and to experiment with a cyber-anthropological approach. 

Normal Letter Grade only. Laboratory included.

WH 003: International Heritage

Cultural heritage is studied in relation to legal and management issues, cultural heritage protection, and its principal organizations and institutions. Students will analyze the key principles and policies through the examination of international heritage institutions, conventions and charters. 

Normal Letter Grade only. Discussion included.

WH 004: World Heritage in Maps: An Introduction to Cartography and GIS

Application of cartography and geographic information systems for the study of World Heritage. The course will focus on spatial analysis and cartographic modeling techniques to study and make maps of cultural sites and landscapes. Weekly lectures and GIS labs will cover geographic topics from America, Asia and Europe. 

Normal Letter Grade Only. Laboratory Included.

WH 092: Internship in World Heritage

Provides oversight and structure for a student’s internship in a field of world heritage in community organizations, professional research projects, etc., connected to the study of world heritage. Requires students to write an original research paper or relevant product that demonstrates how the internship advanced their knowledge of world heritage. Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated two times for credit.

1.0-4.0 units

WH 095: Lower Division Undergraduate Research

Supervised research. 

Course may be repeated for credit.

1.0-5.0 units

WH 098: Lower Division Directed Group Study

Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated for credit.

1.0-5.0 units

WH 099: Lower Division Individual Study

Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated for credit.

1.0-5.0 units

​WH 100: Virtual Heritage and World Heritage

Introduction to virtual heritage and world heritage, definitions and methods. Students learn how to describe, analyze, contextualize, preserve and communicate information derived from heritage resources. 

Prerequisite: WH 001 (Introduction to World Heritage)

WH 120: 3-D Digging

The main goal of this course is to interpret an archaeological excavation in 3-D using advanced technologies for recording and visualizing structures, objects and stratigraphies. 3-D interpretation of an archaeological site creates new perspectives of research and training, with the experimental possibility to simulate archaeological data in a virtual environment. 

Prerequisite:

  • WH 001 (Introduction to World Heritage)

  • or WH 002 (Cyber Heritage)

  • or WH 003 (International Heritage)

  • or WH 110 (Reconstructing Ancient Worlds)

  • or ANTH 001 (Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology)

  • or ANTH 003 (Introduction to Anthropological Archaelology)

  • or ANTH 130 (Material Culture)

  • or ANTH 134 (Dynamics of Small-scale Societies)

  • or ANTH 140 (Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice)

  • or ANTH 142 (Archaeology of Colonialism)

  • or ANTH 146 (Topics in Small-Scale Societies) 

  • or ANTH 149 (No information available)

Normal Letter Grade only.

8.0-12.0 units

WH 130: Introduction to Digital Archaeology

These days, archaeology is a digital science: From the fieldwork to the laboratory, to the Web or virtual reality systems, the data generate a very complex workflow. This course will involve the students in the comprehension of the impact of digital technologies in archaeology. 

Prerequisite: 

  • WH 001 (Introduction to World Heritage)

  • or WH 002 (Cyber Heritage)

  • or WH 003 (International Heritage)

  • or WH 110 (Reconstructing Ancient Worlds)

  • or ANTH 001 (Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology)

  • or ANTH 003 (Introduction to Anthropological Archaelology)

  • or ANTH 130 (Material Culture)

  • or ANTH 134 (Dynamics of Small-scale Societies)

  • or ANTH 140 (Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice)

  • or ANTH 142 (Archaeology of Colonialism)

  • or ANTH 146 (Topics in Small-Scale Societies) 

​Normal Letter Grade only.

WH 140: Cultural Heritage Policy and Practice

Critical examination of the legal, practical and ethical aspects of cultural heritage management in the United States and abroad. Topics include cultural resource management in public and private contexts, participation of stakeholders, the application of anthropological knowledge, and public outreach. 

Prerequisite:

  • ANTH 003 (Introduction to Anthropological Archaelology)

  • or WH 001 (Introduction to World Heritage)

  • or consent of instructor.

WH 192: Internship in World Heritage

Provides oversight and structure for a student’s internship in a field of world heritage in community organizations, professional research projects, etc., connected to the study of world heritage. Requires students to write an original research paper or relevant product that demonstrates how the internship advanced their knowledge of world heritage. 

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated two times for credit.

WH 195: Upper Division Undergraduate Research

Supervised research. Course may be repeated for credit.

1.0-5.0 units

WH 198: Upper Division Directed Group Study

Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated for credit.

1.0-5.0 units

WH 199: Upper Division Individual Study

Pass/Fail only. Course may be repeated for credit.

1.0-5.0 units