Fall 2011 Courses

This schedule is subject to change.  For the most accurate information concerning other programs and departments, consult the University Class Schedule online, as well as each departments own website.  Graduate students may not take courses below the 500 level for credit.

American Studies

CAS AM 546 Historic Preservation An introduction to the American preservation movement, including current issues and modern practice. Considers key aspects of the history, theory, and philosophy of historic preservation, and introduces students to key figures in preservation agencies and organizations in this region. Dempsey Tues. 5:30 pm -8:30 pm. Mts with MET AM 546.

GRS AM 754 Planning and Preservation Considers the methods employed to protect and plan for the historic landscape. Topics include the history of preservation planning and the broader planning profession, and a review of case law, legislation, and the protection strategies of current preservation practice. Dray Tues. 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.

GRS AM 765 American Vernacular Architecture This seminar provides an opportunity to examine influential interpretive frameworks employed in the study of American building and the historic landscape, examples of the approach known as vernacular architecture. Dempsey Fri. 10:00am-1:00pm.

GRS AM 867 American Material Culture Introduction to the theory and practice of the interdisciplinary study of material culture, which includes everything we make and use, from food and clothing to art and buildings. Explore contemporary scholarship from a range of disciplines. Staff Mon. 2:00pm-5:00pm. Mts with GRS AH867


CAS AR 504 Preserving World Heritage: Principles and Practice Examines fundamental issues in preservation and management of World Heritage sites. Topics include implementation of UNESCO’s Conventions, Recommendations, and Charters; selection and evaluation of cultural properties for inscription as World Heritage sites; and their protection from natural and human threats. Mughal Mon. 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm.

CAS AR 580 Studies in Archaeological Heritage Management; Public Outreach, Site Presentation, and Cultural Tourism Introduction to Heritage Management with a focus on European case studies. This course involves both theory and practice of various themes of Cultural Heritage Management, understood in a broad sense and with an interdisciplinary approach. It involves topics such as the value and significance of cultural sites and objects; the identification and analysis of stakeholder communities; principles and practices of Heritage Management in local, national and international contexts; conservation of archaeological and historical remains; site management and cultural tourism; and site interpretation and education programs. Students will engage in hands-on heritage activities and projects, such as planning an exhibit, developing a public outreach program, or assessing a management plan.  This course has an emphasis on archaeological sites, but it also extends to other areas such as historical sites and art centers. Therefore, it is open to students of art history, anthropology, classics, museum studies, and education. We will study how to prepare a site for tourism, how to design and implement programs for all kinds of publics—children, teenagers, mentally-handicapped, etc.— and how to reach the community and involve it in the task of preserving its cultural heritage. Perez-Juez Tues. 11:00am-2:00 pm

GRS AR 780 Archaeological Ethics and Law In this course students examine archaeology and professional ethics; archaeology as a public interest; legal organization of archaeology; international approaches to heritage management; looting, collecting, and the antiquities market; maritime law and underwater archaeology; cultural resource management in the United States. Berlin Mon. 1:00pm- 4:00pm. Mts w/CAS AR480 11:00am-12:00pm

Art History

CAS AH 520 Museums and Historical Agency The history, present realities, and future possibilities of museums and historical agencies. Emphasis on the collection, preservation, and use of objects, as well as on the interaction of artists, dealers, collectors, donors, scholars, trustees, and museum professionals. Permission Required. Hall Tues. 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

CAS AH 583 English Country House and America’s Cottages This course explores a variety of poetic and fictional texts, as well as attending to architecture and landscape design. Hall Thu. 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

CAS AH 584 Greater Boston: Architecture and Planning Examines the buildings, development patterns, and open space planning of greater Boston, with particular emphasis on the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. Weekly visits to neighborhoods and buildings throughout the city are combined with independent research projects for each member of the seminar. Morgan Wed. 1:00 pm -4:00 pm

GRS AH 798 Colloquium in Twentieth-Century Architecture In conjunction with the CAS AH 398 lecture course, this colloquium focuses on main figures, events, artifacts of twentieth-century architectural history. Scrivano Thurs 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Mts with CAS AH 398 Tues., Thu. 2:00 pm-3:30 pm.

Metropolitan College

MET UA 508 Real Estate Development Various factors affecting location, construction, financing, and marketing of real estate in metropolitan areas. Studies the relationship of public policy to the activities of the private sector, market analysis techniques, evaluation of development projects, and problems of real estate investment. Smith Wed. 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm.

MET UA 515 History and Theory of Urban Planning History, concepts, and methods of contemporary urban and regional planning practice. Governmental, nonprofit, and private settings of professional planning; plans, research, and policy development; uses and implementation of planning. Political analysis of planning issues, such as comprehensiveness, public interest, advocacy, negotiation, and future orientation. Case materials drawn from redevelopment, growth management, land use conflicts, and service delivery. Silva Mon. 6:00- 9:00 pm

MET UA 613 Designing Urban Space The role of urban design in the community development process. Examines human behavior, aesthetic foundations of design methods, citizen/client participation, and public policy issues. Analysis of actual community spaces. Student design exercises. Dutta-Koehle Wed. 6:00-9:00 pm.