NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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Course Descriptions

Facebooking Your Heritage (HIST)

HIST 600

Social media are powerful tools for exploring and sharing the grassroots cultural heritage of your community. Students in this course will explore the heritage of German-Russian County (Emmons, Logan, & McIntosh counties) and share it using social media (Facebook, Flickr, and TripAdvisor). Students will acquire heritage knowledge and media skills applicable both to instructional use and personal fulfillment.


  1. Acquire a basic familiarity with German-Russian history & culture;
  2. Ground this historical and cultural knowledge through exploration of three heritage sites;
  3. Attain competency in common social media sufficient to share experiences with others.

Required Student Resources:

  • Digital camera
  • Laptop or tablet computer
  • Facebook account
  • Flickr account
  • Trip/Advisor account
  • Personal transportation
  • Notebook or sketchbook