Dec 03, 2023  
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 285 - Introduction to Historic Preservation

This course introduces students to the theory, history, legal framework, and cultural contexts of historic preservation.  It focuses primarily on historic preservation in the United States with reference to historic preservation topics worldwide.  From UMaine’s Lord Hall to Stonehenge, students will explore historic places through an anthropological lens in order to understand why and how humans preserve heritage-based places.  The course is designed to give students a basic knowledge of U.S. historic preservation laws, policies, and practices.  It also encourages students to think critically about social behavior surrounding place-based heritage.

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 3