Housed in the Department of History, Cultural Heritage Studies prepares students to understand, interpret, and promote a broad range of artifacts, texts, buildings, landscapes, and behaviors of cultures around the world, with an emphasis on our own unique region. In an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program in cultural heritage studies, students train in heritage interpretation and outreach, promoting community engagement in the process. They develop skills and values pertinent to public history, digital history, museum studies, cultural resource management, and heritage tourism. The certificate involves 12 to 13 credit hours, complementing a wide range of majors, including history; anthropology and geography; art history; and hospitality, resort, and tourism management.
Student Learning Outcomes
1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of historical research skills
1.2 Demonstrate knowledge of historical writing