Heritage Resources Management is a process involving the identification of the various elements of the past that a society defines as its heritage, and then the determination of why and how these associated resources are significant, and what is entailed in conserving and using them in a manner that respects them as a public trust.
While Athabasca University's Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management (PBD:HRM) program stresses many common features in the heritage field, it also respects the differences that arise from different kinds of practices.
Courses accordingly employ a broad framework within which general principles and approaches, case studies, and situations representative of various types of heritage practice are explored.
The program gains additional strength from its association with the Historical Resources Intern Program, an innovative partnership between Athabasca University and the Government of Alberta in which the University provides scholarly training in heritage resource management for interns working at various museums, historical places and sites operated by the Government of Alberta.
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree in order to apply to the program. In order to obtain the PBD:HRM, students must complete a total of 18 credits (four courses worth three-credits each, plus a six-credit practicum). There is no requirement to attend campus. Students will work with their instructor in the Moodle Online Learning Management System and other electronic conferencing tools in the course of their studies. The educational methods used in this program provide learners access to training and education without the added expense of time and travel for in-residence training.
Information effective September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019.
Updated February 20 2019 by laurab