[BCMA] Fall Semester: Heritage Resources Management at Athabasca University

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*Athabasca University, Canada’s Online University*, offers a range of study
options for aspiring or established heritage professionals, including
upcoming graduate classes that start in the fall semester, and a range of
flexible self-paced classes at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

For the fall term, *graduate students* already holding undergraduate
degrees may register as either program students or visiting students to
take HERM 542 or HERM 673:

*HERM 542: Issues in Planning Historic Places:* This course is a detailed
examination of planning options and approaches for historic places.
Students will gain advanced skills in managing and structuring planning
efforts for a variety of types of circumstances; learn how to define
appropriate use for buildings, landscapes, and other resources in terms of
broader preservation, economic, social, and interpretative needs; and learn
how the planning of historic places is shaped by broader cultural and
economic contexts and the existing built environment.

*HERM 673: Architectural Conservation:* This course will provide an
overview of history and theory of conservation movement including main
theorists, historical and philosophical development, current charters, and
conceptual frameworks at international, national, provincial and local
levels. The course will explore a range of subjects and issues that affect
contemporary heritage conservation practices. It will also discuss the
relationships between architectural and environmental elements and their
impacts on each other. HERM 673 offers an overview of technology and
related strategies in the conservation of historic buildings including
associated and topical technical issues in conservation (sustainability,
management, maintenance). It will also discuss different concepts and key
approaches currently used in built heritage conservation as well various
techniques for intervention, including restoration, rehabilitation and
adaptive re-use.

*** Note that *the registration deadline for HERM 542 and 673 is on August
1st* and classes run Sept 7th to Dec 17th.***

Graduate students seeking more flexibility in their study schedule may also
select the unpaced course HERM 512, which is open for continuous enrolment
and may be started on the first day of any month:

*HERM 512: Advanced Methods in Heritage Research:* This course provides
advanced skills in applying heritage resource management research
methodologies through readings, discussion and applied projects. Students
concentrate on archival and library research, oral history research, and
research using material culture. Students gain analytical and practical
skills in using these types of sources as part of developing and applying a
research strategy. Formal skills in writing, planning, structuring, and
referencing written reports will be dealt with throughout the course.

Details on course registration procedures, links to the syllabi of these
courses, and other information may be found on our Graduate Diploma program
website: https://heritage-resources.athabascau.ca/graduate/index.php

*Undergraduate students* can choose from a range of 8 highly flexible,
unpaced classes in heritage resources management:

*HERM 301:* *Introduction to Heritage Resources Management*

*HERM 312: Heritage Research*

*HERM 322: Heritage Collections*

*HERM 327: Heritage Policy in Canada*

*HERM 334: Professional Ethics in** Heritage Resources Management*

*HERM 339: Conservation*

*HERM 342: General Principles of Planning Historic Places*

*HERM 361: Interpretive Programming*

*Details on all undergraduate courses including registration procedures can
be found on the University Certificate page here:

*All of these graduate and undergraduate courses above may be taken as
individual professional development opportunities, or to blend with
programs at other institutions, or in one of four credential programs in
heritage at Athabasca University.  At the undergrad level, students may
either obtain a University Certificate in Heritage Resources Management
(HRM), or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Minor in HRM.  At the graduate
level, we offer a Graduate Diploma in HRM for students seeking a shorter
program more focused on building in practical skills in heritage, or a full
Master of Arts degree with a focus area in Heritage and Social History for
students seeking a more comprehensive academic program. The links to the
University Certificate and Graduate Diploma are listed above, and
information about the other two program are found as follows:*

*Bachelor of Arts Degree, HRM Minor:

*Master of Arts Degree, Heritage and Social History Focus Area:

Finally, for any other information, or for assistance with registration in
classes or enrolment in any of these Athabasca University programs, please
contact the Heritage Resources Management Program office at
hrm at athabascau.ca.


Joseph Rosich

Administration Coordinator

Heritage Resources Management Program

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Athabasca University

1 University Drive Athabasca, AB T9S 3A3

E-mail: joer at athabascau.ca

Toll Free Telephone: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 6792 (Canada and the US)

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