HSEM 205: Cultural Heritage Preservation and Traditional Knowledge

Credits 3
Quarter Offered

This course will explore the importance of protecting, preserving, and restoring both tangible and intangible cultural heritage in the face of disasters and emergencies, and will describe how emergency management professionals can inform their disaster planning utilizing traditional knowledge. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Define cultural heritage and native lifeways.
  2. Research the role of cultural heritage protection in community recovery.
  3. Differentiate between tangible and intangible cultural heritage collections.
  4. Evaluate methods to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from disaster using traditional knowledge.
  5. Research local and non-local sources for additional information relevant to cultural heritage disaster planning.