National Historic Site Management

Course Code CHSM-712
Lecture hours per week
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description: This course provides Culture and Heritage Resource Management learners with an understanding of the increasingly specialized nature of the workplace by touching on myriad aspects of managing National Historic Sites (NHS). NHS site designation and the attendant impact on marketability and revenue generation will be examined through a series of case studies as will the social and environmental impacts of increased visitor traffic and material or resource degradation in relation to visitor arrival levels approaching the site’s carrying capacity. Cooperation/collaboration with national, jurisdictional/regional and local Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO)/tourism organizations will be addressed. Case studies will constitute the vehicle for discussion of stakeholder communities and perspectives on sustainability, marketing issues, destination management and visitor management. The significance/benefits of (U.N.E.S.C.O.) World Heritage Site designation as applied to an NHS will also be explored.