Language of Intruction
Course Description and Aims
Cultural Heritage is the sum of tangible and intangible attributes and traditions of a society as it is passed from generation to generation continuously enhancing its legacy. This course aims at introducing participants to major themes in heritage research. During the duration of the course tutors and guest lecturers will lead students to explore key research topics and problems in the study of both tangible and intangible aspects of culture. The juxtaposition of tangible culture (art, architecture, minor arts etc) to the remains and traditions of intangible culture (songs, oral tradition etc) will be at the core of the course’s seminar like organization as it will expose them to challenging research concepts and applications. Students will be encouraged to think outside the methodological boundaries of traditional disciplines and to employ advances in interdisciplinary research approaches.
Besides lecture topics offered by the instructor and guest lecturers, the course will be primarily student-driven with each participant assuming a class research topic which will be presented in class during the last meetings of the course. This semester long course will be organized in 2.5-hour weekly meetings which will be devoted to lectures offered by the course tutor and guest lecturers as well as discussion based seminar meetings with the contribution of experts in the field. The projected timetable of lecture and seminar meeting topics is as follows:
Lecture Topics (each topic’s content will be covered between one and two meetings)
1. Course description, goals and topics.
2. What is Cultural Heritage?
3. Tangible attributes.
4. Intangible attributes.
5. Major themes and problems in Cultural Heritage research.
6. Cultural Heritage research in the Eastern Mediterranean.
7. The case of Cyprus in context.
8. Student presentations.
9. Student presentations.
10. Student presentations.
60% - final essay; 30% - seminar presentation; 10% - participation in class
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