Certificate in Historic Preservation

Historic Preservation Application Form
Internship Requirements & Application

The Program

The Certificate in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies offers undergraduate students a theoretical and practical introduction to the fields of cultural heritage and historic preservation through a combination of special courses and supervised internships. The program is multi-disciplinary and transcultural in nature, embracing state and national concerns, while also reflecting the surge of interest in conservation issues on a global scale. These developments have resulted in the rapid expansion of organizations devoted to the preservation issues and a dramatic increase in educational and career opportunities.
The Certificate Program offers a combination of courses originating in the Department of Art History and courses anchored in other departments and units. The Certificate Program is also open to graduate students in all units of the University who wish to pursue the Certificate in association with an advanced degree.

To be eligible for the Certificate all students must submit an application to the program Director. A Certificate in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies will be awarded to all students who complete the program with an average of B or higher. The Certificate will be conferred only with the award of a bachelor, MA or PhD degree in an established department or other degree-granting program of this University.

Program Requirements

The Certificate Program consists of five three-credit courses. Two of these, taken in any sequence, are required core courses: Seminar in Cultural Heritage Preservation and History and Theories of Architectural Preservation. Elective courses can be selected from any of those listed on the back of this brochure. Prerequisites to the individual courses must be met by those enrolled. The fifth of five required courses is a supervised internship approved in advance in writing by the Director of CHAPS and the Department of Art History. More than the required five courses can be taken.

Core Courses (to be offered every year in conjunction with the Bloustein School):

Art History

01:082:430 Seminar in Cultural Heritage Preservation (Fall)

34:970:511 Theories and Methods of Architectural Preservation
(cross-listed as 01:082:431) (Spring)


Elective Courses:

Art History

01:082:300 History of Modern Crafts and Design
01:082:301 Ancient Architecture
01:082:304 Architect and Society in England
01:082:367 American Art 1585-1876
01:082:368 Modern American Art
01:082:391 Nineteenth-Century Architecture
01:082:392 Twentieth-Century Architecture
01:082:397 Medieval Architecture
01:082:420 African Architecture
01:082:421 Contemporary American Architecture
01:082:428 The Modern City
01:082:445 Studies in the Art & Architecture of New Jersey
01:082:446 Studies in American Architecture
16:082:528 Modern Architecture
16:082:529 Design of Cities
16:082:536 Renaissance Architecture
16:082:540 English Architecture
16:082:547 Baroque Architecture
16:082:568 History of Modern Decorative Arts
16:082:590/591 Internship in Historic Preservation
16:082:637 Problems in Renaissance Architecture
16:082:642 Problems in Baroque Architecture
Planning/Public Policy
10:975:499/833:683 Public Policy and the Arts
34:920:585 Cultural Tourism
34:970:525 Property Theory and Policy
34:970:604 Land Development Practice
34:970:510 Smart Growth Studio
34:970:510 Zoning Communities of Place
34:970:508 Legal Aspects of Environmental Planning
10:975:478 History of Planning Thought

Environmental Resources

11:372:322 Surveying and Mapping
11:372:409 New Jersey Planning Practice

American Studies

01:050:304 The American City
01:050:308 New York City: the Culture of Metropolis
01:070:333 Colonial Archaeology
01:070:393 Cultural Resource Management
16:070:581 Historical Development of Archaeology
16:070:584 The Built Environment
16:070:587 Field Study in Archaeology


01:450:331 New Jersey
01:450:321 Geographic Information Systems
16:450:501 Introduction to Natural Resources Management
16:450:502 Resource Management Decision Making
16:450:514 Environment and Culture
16:450:516 Urban Geography
16:450:522 Tourism Geography
16:450:625 Seminar in Geographic Information Systems

Landscape Architecture

11:550:330 History of Landscape Architecture
11:550:430 Advanced Landscape History Seminar