Students may begin this 12-credit certificate in the fall, spring or summer terms. The required courses and suggested sequence are as follows:
|PBHS 6040||Museums and Public History: Theory & Practices||3|
|PBHS 6245||Preservation Material & History||3|
|PBHS 6240||Preservation Policy & Law||3|
|PBHS 7005||Public History Internship||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Have awareness of cultural, technological, economic, geographic and political factors that shape the built environment; of building traditions of cultural groups and historic periods that define the Northeast and the Greater United States.
- Understand heritage preservation terms, concepts, theoretical and methodological foundations; of legal, regulatory, and economic concepts impacting preservation; of treatment standards for historic properties; of cultural resource management business and ethical principles.
- Conduct research using primary and secondary information resources; to survey, document, and communicate cultural artifacts, buildings, sites, districts, and cultural landscapes according to professional (Secretary of Interior) standards5; to interpret the meaning of built environments to a larger audience.