ANTH644 - Natural and Cultural Heritage Policy Practicum

This seminar discusses the relationship between natural and cultural heritage sites and the wider public sphere. The impacts of heritage sites are manifold and touch upon such questions as tourism, sustainability, and economic development. As a policy practicum, this course will equip participants with the ability to assess the social and economic impacts of heritage sites. Students will gain valuable career skills in the cultural sector by learning the core tools and methodologies required assessing with heritage sites. Our weekly discussions will explore the ways that cultural policy can serve the public good but also the kinds of debates and problems that arise in the process. Class projects will build upon a partnership between the Penn Cultural Heritage Center and the U.S. Mission to UNESCO focused on the assessment of World Heritage Sites.
Section 640 - SEM -
M 0500PM-0740PM