Fall 2016 - ARCH 531 G100

Heritage Law and Policy (5)

Class Number: 8624

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Location: TBA

  • Instructor:

    John Welch
    1 778 782-6726
  • Prerequisites:

    Enrollment in the MA or Certificate in HRM.



A foundation for the professional practice of heritage resource management (HRM), this course is a global survey of the systems of rules and organizations that guide the identification, assessment, and conservation of cultural heritage. Participants examine (1) the nature and value of cultural heritage and the ways and means by which different groups of people and different nations value and regulate heritage; (2) how heritage-related values, interests, and preferences translate into laws, regulations, policies, customary practices, and various organizational forms; and (3) local, regional, national, and international laws and policies as challenges and opportunities for HRM practitioners. The emphasis is on the application of strategies for harmonizing diverse interests in heritage research and conservation in support of nation building, as well as community and economic development.

Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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