Cultural heritage advocacy seeks to protect heritage and communities, manifested in buildings, landscapes, or even intangibles, such as a sense of place or traditions. Like other sustainability efforts, cultural heritage studies help to conserve resources for society's betterment in the present and the future. Understanding historic cultural heritage principles and historical research are crucial for a thoughtful design strategy when dealing with historic buildings. In the Stackable Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation: Cultural Heritage: History and Research, students will gain foundational skills and knowledge to approach cultural heritage from the historical point of view. Students will learn to formulate historical research and reports while describing the historical build environment using terms and concepts embedded in the field of cultural heritage practice.

The stackable graduate certificate is open to any UT Austin degree-seeking graduate student and requires three classes (nine credit hours).

SELECT THREE COURSES FROM:
ARC 386M 38-National Register of Historic Places
ARC 388R 15-Methodologies in Architectural History
ARC 388R 17-Preservation History & Theory
ARC 388R 18-Preservation Planning & Practice

For more information, contact the Graduate Program Coordinator.