Information 142 explores how information about American cultural heritages arises, is managed, and used. It is a seminar-style introduction to issues in the preservation, description, and use of tangible forms of cultural heritage. Other topics include documentation, ownership, and control of access to cultural heritage resources in the U.S.A. The course also discusses cultural groups, cultural identity, cultural objects, cultural policies, and cultural institutions (libraries, media, museums, schools, historic sites, etc.). This course satisfies the American cultures requirement, and also the Social & Behavioral Science Breadth requirement.