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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 24, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 3001 - Italy Wasn’t Built in a Day: Cultural Heritage from the Micro- to the Macro-

Hours: 3
An introduction to cultural heritage from two disciplines: chemistry and sociology. Investigating which artifacts from Italy’s rich history are restored and maintained, how they do so, whose values are reflected, and how powerful scientific, social, relational, economic, environmental, and political forces influence preservation. Using chemistry at a micro-level, how the restoration labs go about their scientific work on, for example, entire cities, frescoes, sculpture, and architecture. Using sociology at a macro-level, understanding the contemporary and historical context at each site and what this attention means for culture and identity. Chemistry is one of the sciences applied to this painstaking restoration work, and sociology looks broadly at the social and cultural environment where restoration is implemented.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or above, and a minimum of one course from at least four of the following INST threads: 2000, 2200, 2400, 2600, and 2800.