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Heritage and Social History

The Heritage and Social History focus area will provide a unique opportunity for students to study theoretical and applied issues in heritage and social history using an interdisciplinary approach. Combining the fields of social history and heritage studies, this focus draws on the strengths of the History and Heritage Resource Management programs at Athabasca University to offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of social traditions and institutions and historical patterns, with an emphasis (but not an exclusive focus) on Canadian history and heritage.

Note: Heritage and Social History is not open to students admitted prior to September 1, 2011.

Foundational Courses for Heritage and Social History

Recommended Courses within Heritage and Social History

*Note: HERM 691 (BPDHRM graduates only may use this practicum course)

Available Reading Course Topics

  • MAIS 750/751 Imperialism: New Approaches and Perspectives from cultural studies, human geography, literary studies, and social history (emphasis on Latin America); (Mike Gismondi)
  • MAIS 750/751 Ancient Sexualities: the ideology and construction of sexual behaviours in the Greco-Roman world (Lisa Micheelsen)
  • MAIS 750/751 Community Engagement (Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo)
  • MAIS 750/751 Cultural Landscapes (Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo)
  • MAIS 750/751 Global History(ies): 19th and 20th Century (Mike Gismondi)
  • MAIS 750/751 Industrial and Agricultural Heritage (Judy Larmour)
  • MAIS 750/751 Intangible Heritage (Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo)
    MAIS 750/751 Oral History: Issues in Theory and Practice (Judy Larmour)
  • MAIS 750/751 Reading the Human Body: representations of the body in art and literature from Mediterranean antiquity to later eras (Lisa Micheelsen)
  • MAIS 750/751 Systems of Ancient Mediterranean Class Structure: slavery, wealth and social mobility (Lisa Micheelsen)
  • MAIS 750/751 Values-based Management and Heritage Conservation (Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo)

**Note: Reading courses are only available to Program students who have completed MAIS 601 and MAIS 602, and who are half way through the program (i.e. have completed 15 credits of course work).

Additional Courses within Heritage and Social History

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Updated February 26 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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