Aug 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

GEOG 450 - Digital Heritage: Historical Digital Reconstruction (3 credits)


(=ARTH 450 ) (Prereq: Permission of the instructor) This course leverages digital technologies as tools for studying, visualizing, and contextualizing various aspects of material culture, including sculpture, architecture, and ritual objects. Central to this course is critical engagement with digital tools as used in the fields of art history, archaeology, public history, and virtual heritage. Focused on a semester-long historical case study, this course is predominantly hands-on, providing an opportunity for students to develop and utilize interdisciplinary and transferable skills, including 3D modeling, mapping digital photography, photogrammetry, and graphic and web design. To that end, students will conduct focused research on an object, monument, or site in order to produce a full documented essay. This essay will form the scholarly basis for a digital project that may employ any appropriate technologies, including Photoshop, SketchUp, GIS, Omeka/ Neatline, Dreamweaver, and Tourweaver. The course may be repeated for up to six credit hours. F, S, Su.