Amsterdam: Comparing Heritage Projects

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Amsterdam: Comparing Heritage Projects

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    European Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Gaining insight into and appreciation for twentieth century (spatial) history and built heritage projects in Amsterdam and other cities. Learning how to think and write critically about heritage issues; how to collect information in publications, the built environment and musea; and how to get acquainted with the professional practice of the heritage specialist.

    COURSE CONTENT
    This course focuses on the history of twentieth-century city extensions, like the Bijlmermeer, de Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam-West and Amsterdam-North. How did city building politics develop? How did (the appreciation for) these urban quarters change over time? Students start by studying and comparing a few leading studies independently, then choose a research project and write an research paper. During the final excursion, focused on the individual projects, student present their projects with an oral presentation.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar and excursions

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Oral book exam (50%), oral presentation (10%) and research paper (40%).
    Presence at seminar sessions and excursions is mandatory.

    RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
    Highly recommended: take the course 'Amsterdam: A Historical Introduction' or 'Amsterdam: Global Historical Perspectives', or take both.

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