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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 452 Q - Digital Heritage: Virtual Landscapes (3 credits)

(=GEOG 452 ) This course introduces students to a variety of digital technologies that can be used to recreate and represent historical and contemporary landscapes, as well as to present historical content and scholarly documentation within virtual landscape platforms. The critical visualization of landscapes is a practice of growing importance in the fields of digital and public history, archaeology, art and architectural history, cultural geography, and digital heritage. Students need no prior technical expertise to complete this course. Students learn how to build interactive 3D models using digital authoring software, and how to generate virtual landscape features and platforms in various software packages. Students also work collaboratively to develop multimedia scholarly content that documents the changing landscapes of a particular place. For the final project, individual 3D models and multimedia content are embedded within an immersive and interactive virtual landscape. F, S, Su.