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HERM Fall Semester Graduate Grouped-Study Classes Open for Registration

June 29, 2018

The Fall Semester graduate courses HERM 542 and HERM 673 are currently open for general registration to all eligible students.

HERM 542: Issues in Planning Historic Places: This course deals with the application of informal and formal learning strategies and methods of assessing audience needs for planning and implementing interpretive programs. Specific attention is paid through case studies and practical experience to the use of exhibits and first and third person interpretation as elements in interpretive programming. Full details may be found on the syllabus here:

HERM 673: Architectural Conservation: This exciting new course will provide an overview of history and theory of conservation movement including main theorists, historical and philosophical development, current charters, and conceptual frameworks at international, national, provincial and local levels. The course will explore a range of subjects and issues that affect contemporary heritage conservation practices. It will also discuss the relationships between architectural and environmental elements and their impacts on each other. HERM 673 will offer an overview of technology and related strategies in the conservation of historic buildings including associated and topical technical issues in conservation. It will also discuss different concepts and key approaches currently used in built heritage conservation as well various techniques for intervention, including restoration, rehabilitation and adaptive re-use. For more details about this course, please contact our office or see the syllabus at:

Classes start September 4th and run until December 14th. To register in HERM 542, log in through the student portal at:

To register in HERM 673, please contact the Heritage Resources Management program office at

Updated July 05 2018 by Student & Academic Services

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