Certificate in Cultural Resource Management

This program prepares archaeology students for part-time or full-time employment in the cultural resource management sector, which is the biggest employer of archaeologists in British Columbia. The program offers a package of courses, including the Archaeology Field School, to provide practical knowledge, skills, and experiences needed in the field of cultural resource management or other career directions.

The curriculum consists of archaeology courses, and others drawn from First Nations Studies and Geography. Earned units may be applied to the archaeology major or minor programs, and to a bachelor's degree. However, units earned in the certificate cannot be applied to another Simon Fraser University certificate or diploma.

 

Cultural Resource Management (CRM):

  • involves the identification, evaluation, and conservation of cultural resources such as heritage sites, objects, landscapes, and traditions.
  • strives to identify, document, evaluate, and represent community values
  • influences the policies and practices of law, business, planning, and community collaboration
  • demands expertise in archaeology, ethnography, biological anthropology, and First Nations studies

The Certificate in Cultural Resource Management:

  • will make students more competitive in the field of CRM
  • teaches the foundational method, theory, and practical skills required for professional participation in applied archaeology and CRM
  • promotes the roles that First Nations governments and communities have in caring for cultural and ecological heritage

Certificate Requirements

Prior to Fall 2016

(See below for Fall 2016 and forward requirements)

Students complete at least 31 units, of which 23 units are required core courses and the remaining 8 units are selected from the additional courses list. Students must complete a minimum of 12 units at Simon Fraser University. Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisite requirements for courses used toward the certificate.

Core Courses (minimum of 23 units)

Students complete all of:

  • ARCH 372-5    Material Culture Analysis
  • ARCH 378-3    Pacific Northwest North America*
  • ARCH 386-3    Archaeological Resource Management
  • ARCH 434-3    Archaeological Field Methods**
  • ARCH 435-6    Field Work Practicum**

and one of:

  • FNST 301-3        Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research
  • FNST 353W-3    First Nations Heritage Stewardship
  • FNST 401-3        Aboriginal Rights and Government Relations
  • FNST 403-3        Indigenous Knowledge in the Modern World

Additional Courses

Students complete at least two (8 units) additional courses, at least one of which must be ARCH 340-5, ARCH 373-5, ARCH 388-5, ARCH 390-5, or ARCH 485-5

ARCH 332-3 Special Topics in Archaeology I***
ARCH 340-5 Zooarchaeology
ARCH 348-5 Archaeological Conservation
ARCH 363-3 Landscape Archaeology
ARCH 373-5 Human Osteology
ARCH 377-5 Historical Archaeology
ARCH 388-5 Geoarchaeology
ARCH 390-5 Archaeobotany
ARCH 480-5 Directed Laboratory/Library/Field Research***
ARCH 485-5 Lithic Technology

FNST 201-3 Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History
FNST 301-3 Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research
FNST 322-3 Special Topics in First Nations Studies***
FNST 332-3 Ethnobotany of BC First Nations
FNST 401-3 Aboriginal Rights and Government Relations
FNST 403-3 Indigenous Knowledge in the Modern World

GEOG 253-3 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 255-3 Geographical Information Science I
GEOG 313-4 River Geomorphology
GEOG 353-4 Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOG 355-4 Geographical Information Science II
GEOG 445-4 Resource Planning

* or comparable regional course subject to departmental approval

** students who intend to complete a non-SFU field school for credit must consult the Academic Advisor for pre-approval. Field school courses must include essential skills in survey, mapping, testing, excavation, and other such standard activities

*** when topic is applicable (e.g. applied archaeology; archaeological legislation; ethics in archaeology; first nations issues in archaeology)

Requirements for Fall 2016 and forward

Students complete at least 38 units, of which 30 units are required core courses and the remaining 8 units are selected from the additional courses list. Students must complete a minimum of 15 units at Simon Fraser University. Students are responsible for meeting the prerequisite requirements for courses used toward the certificate.

Core Courses (minimum of 30 units)

Students complete all of:

  • FNST 201-3    Canadian Aboriginal Peoples' Perspectives on History
  • ARCH 286-4    Cultural Heritage Stewardship in Global Context
  • ARCH 372-5    Material Culture Analysis
  • ARCH 378-3    Pacific Northwest North America*
  • ARCH 386-3    Archaeological Resource Management
  • ARCH 434-3    Archaeological Field Methods**
  • ARCH 435-6    Field Work Practicum**

and one of:

  • FNST 301-3        Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research
  • FNST 353W-3    First Nations Heritage Stewardship
  • FNST 401-3        Aboriginal Rights and Government Relations
  • FNST 403-3        Indigenous Knowledge in the Modern World

Additional Courses

Students complete at least two (8 units) additional courses, at least one of which must be ARCH 340-5, ARCH 373-5, ARCH 388-5, ARCH 390-5, or ARCH 485-5

ARCH 332-3 Special Topics in Archaeology I***
ARCH 340-5 Zooarchaeology
ARCH 348-5 Archaeological Conservation
ARCH 363-3 Landscape Archaeology
ARCH 373-5 Human Osteology
ARCH 377-5 Historical Archaeology
ARCH 388-5 Geoarchaeology
ARCH 390-5 Archaeobotany
ARCH 480-5 Directed Laboratory/Library/Field Research***
ARCH 485-5 Lithic Technology

FNST 301-3 Issues in Applied First Nations Studies Research
FNST 322-3 Special Topics in First Nations Studies***
FNST 332-3 Ethnobotany of BC First Nations
FNST 401-3 Aboriginal Rights and Government Relations
FNST 403-3 Indigenous Knowledge in the Modern World

GEOG 253-3 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 255-3 Geographical Information Science I
GEOG 313-4 River Geomorphology
GEOG 353-4 Advanced Remote Sensing
GEOG 355-4 Geographical Information Science II
GEOG 445-4 Resource Planning

* or comparable regional course subject to departmental approval

** students who intend to complete a non-SFU field school for credit must consult the Academic Advisor for pre-approval. Field school courses must include essential skills in survey, mapping, testing, excavation, and other such standard activities

*** when topic is applicable (e.g. applied archaeology; archaeological legislation; ethics in archaeology; first nations issues in archaeology)