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Heritage Resources Management Minor

New Minor. Regulations are in effect starting July 1, 2018.

General information on Minors

The Minor in Heritage Resources Management is designed to provide the tools to understand contemporary heritage conservation as a theoretical and applied field. It offers an opportunity for students to add variety and depth to their studies and expand the scope of their BA Major fields.

Minor (30 credits distinct from the major in a related discipline)

Required Core Courses (21 credits)

HERM 301 Introduction to Heritage Resources Management (3)
HERM 312/HIST 316 Heritage Research (3)
HERM 322 Heritage Collections (3)
HERM 327 Heritage Policy in Canada (3)
HERM/PHIL 334 Professional Ethics in Heritage Resources Management (3)
HERM 342 General Principles of Planning Historic Places (3)
HERM 361 Interpretive Programming (3)
HERM 339 Conservation  

Elective Courses (9 credits)

A minimum of nine (9) credits is required. All nine (9) credits must be taken from one area of study as outlined below.

 Area of Study 1: Anthropology

Any ANTH courses 300 level or above

Area of Study 2: History

Any HIST courses 300 level or above

Area of Study 3: Administration and Management

ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations (3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers (3)
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting (3)
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management (3)
HRMT 300 Human Resources Planning (3)
HRMT 387 Strategic Human Resources Management (3)
GOVN 380/HSRV 363 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Governance (3)
LGST 331 Administrative Law (3)
MKTG 396 Introduction to Marketing (3)

Area of Study 4: Visual Culture

ARHI 201 A Survey of Western Art I: Looking at Art from Ancient Times to the Middle Ages (3)
ARHI 202 A Survey of Western Art II: Looking at Art from the Renaissance to Present Day (3)
ARHI 301 Canadian Visual Culture (3)
CMNS 425 Film and Genre (3)

Area of Study 5: Culture and Society

CMNS 302 Communications in History (3)
CMNS 358 Popular Culture and the Media (3)
CMNS 401 Cultural Policy in Canada (3)
CMNS 423 The Television Age (3)
CLST 325 Understanding Cultural Studies (3)

Area of Study 6: Second European Language

Any 200-level or above courses in SPAN  
Any 200-level or above courses in FREN  

Area of Study 7: Indigenous Studies

INST 203 Indigenous Studies I (3)
INST 205 Indigenous Studies II (3)
INST 358 Aboriginal Women in Canada (3)
INST 368 Indigenous Peoples of Canada to 1830 (3)
INST 369 Indigenous Peoples of Canada since 1830 (3)
INST 370 The Métis (3)

Area of Study 8: Science and the Public

ENVS 200 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3)
ENVS 243 Environmental Change in a Global Context (3)
ENVS 435 Transformative Change in Building Sustainable Communities (3)
ENVS 461 The History and Politics of Ecology (3)
GEOL 207 Introduction to Environmental Geology (3)
GEOG 265 Introduction to Physical Geography I (3)
GEOG 266 Introduction to Physical Geography II: Lithosphere and Biosphere (3)

Area of Study 9: Architecture

ARCH 200 History of Ideas in Architecture I (3)
ARCH 300 History of Ideas in Architecture II (3)
ARCH 320 History of Canadian Architecture (3)
ARCH 330 Architectural Design Theory Fundamentals (3)
ARCH 340 History and Theory of Modernism (3)
ARCH 350 Landscape (3)
ARCH 400 Urbanism (3)
ARCH 420 Contemporary Architectural Theory and Research (3)

Transfer Credit

For students seeking transfer credit, equivalent courses that are not listed here but which are easily demonstrated to have relevance to the required Core courses or the Elective courses, may be counted towards the credit requirement for the Minor in HRM on approval of the program director.


Information effective July 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.

Updated June 25 2018 by laurab

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