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- Certificate Program (CERT)
Department: Heritage Conservation Program
- Heritage Conservation
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Certificate Program (CERT)
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Standardized Test Requirements
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Other Application Requirements
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Minimum Credit Hours
ARC 597J Documentation and Interp. of the Historic Built Environment
ARC 593 Internship
ANTH505A Intro to Archaeological Conservation
ANTH540A Cultural Reserouce Management
PLG 564 Preservation Planning Issues
Other Requirements for Successful Completion of the Program
Students interested in a Certificate in Heritage Conservation are required to complete 18 units including an internship.
ARC/LAR 571f | Introduction to the Conservation of Cultural Resources (3)
This course is an overview of the interdisciplinary issues related to the preservation of the built environment in the United States and internationally. It will introduce the student to the history of the preservation movement, federal, state and local management programs, preservation law and its procedures, documentation and interpretation processes, and techniques for intervention, including restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive re-use.
ARC/LAR 597j | Documentation and Interpretation of the Historic Built Environment (3)
Examination of the methods to document buildings, districts and cultural landscapes combined with the methods to interpret their historical and architectural significance according to professional standards. Course will focus on the historic built environments of the Greater Southwest and will include a semester-long service-learning project that applies the documentation and interpretation methodologies introduced in this course.
ANTH 540a | Cultural Resources Management (3)*
Reviews various topics related to cultural resource management (CRM), including the development of CRM archaeology, relevant laws and regulations, real world economics, ethical issues, management labor relations, fieldwork and archival research methods, roles of research designs and sampling strategies, modes of data dissemination and preservation, public education strategies, international approaches, interests of various groups and career paths.
PLN 564 | Preservation Planning Issues (3)
Reviews preservation policy and jurisdictional issues within a community development context, addresses complex social equity considerations associated with historic designation, examines economic incentives, and explores preservation philosophy, cross-cultural values and emerging trends. Provides skills to connect technical and policy requirements of historic preservation with pragmatic social and economic concerns of community development.
ANTH 595A | Introduction to Archaeological Conservation (3)*
Course introduces the principles of archaeological conservation, techniques for characterizing artifact materials and burial conditions, methods for documentation, stabilization, removal and packing of delicate finds in the field, and controlled excavation of block lifts in the lab.
ARC 593 or equivalent | Internship (3 units; required, not graded)
Application of knowledge involving a significant period of practical experience at a venue based on student specialization (see below). Internship sponsor must be approved by Coordinator. Option to waive based on experience at the discretion of the Heritage Conservation Coordinator.
* could be substituted with CHEM/ANTH/MSE 532a?Chemical Characterization for Cultural Material (Odegaard) or MSE 568?Heritage Conservation Science (Odegaard/Simmons) or ARH coursework (e.g. ARH 596 - Special Topics) based on the approval of the Heritage Conservation Coordinator and student's primary advisor.
The internship requirement is a vital component of the Heritage Conservation curriculum. It provides the student with the opportunity to observe and participate in the implementation of preservation policies, design principles, and regulatory mechanisms in a real-world context.
Internships are developed in conjunction with the Coordinator to integrate the student area of specialization with existing venues. Internship sponsors may include private-sector design, archeological and historical firms, university, governmental, and tribal agencies as well as non-profit organizations. Internship sponsors must apply for authorization and are requested, but not required, to provide financial compensation to the student.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Criteria College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona
I. Degree Requirements: In accordance with University policy, the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture requires a 3.0 as the minimum grade point average for Satisfactory Academic Progress toward the Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Science in Architecture, Master of Science in Planning and Graduate Certificate in Heritage Conservation programs. Satisfactory Academic Progress also includes timely and successful completion of all degree and certificate requirements.
A grade of incomplete "I", will be assigned only when circumstances beyond a student's control have made timely completion impossible. Faculty will inform the Program Chair when they assign an Incomplete and when the final grade has been submitted. Students may have no more than one Incomplete at any one time. Unfinished work should be completed and submitted to the Instructor of Record by the third week of the subsequent semester otherwise the student is subject to probation.
II. Advising: Students are encouraged to meet with the Graduate Advisor at least once a semester and before registering for the proceeding semester?s courses. Students on probation must meet in person with their program's Graduate Advisor or their Major Advisor and the Graduate Program Coordinator before the end of the second week of every probationary semester.
III. The Master's Plan of Study. The MPOS must be submitted to the School?s Graduate Program Coordinator no later than the second semester of graduate study. Thesis/Master's Report Committee membership should be determined by the end of the second semester for M.S.?Arch students and before the onset of the final academic year for M.Arch and M.L.A. students. Completion of Degree Requirements form should be submitted at the beginning of the semester of graduation at the time of enrollment for final 909 or 910 units.
Failure to meet satisfactory academic progress guidelines will result in disqualification from the academic program. Students who encounter circumstances beyond their control that retard progress may petition to the Director, through the Graduate Program Coordinator, for an exception to the College Satisfactory Progress Policy.