Course concepts include history and theory, methods, sustainability, preservation planning and design and taking advantage of the incredible historic resources in the Buffalo Niagara region.
1. Required Foundations Course:
URP 528 Foundations of Historic Preservation (3 credits) - Historic Preservation theory related to planning and design, emphasizing preservation practice, including tools of effective preservation, legislation, community planning roles, economics, adaptive use, and management. Involves lectures, discussions, and fieldwork.
2. Required Methods Course:
URP 529 Preservation Documentation and Methods (3 credits) - Addresses research methods and documentation techniques used in preservation planning to identify and record historic structures and sites. Research techniques include the development of site descriptions, historical narratives, reviewing existing scholarly and/or professional literature, collecting primary and secondary data, skills in architectural photography, and measured drawings. Involves lectures, discussions, and fieldwork.
3. Required History of the Designed Environment Courses (select a minimum of 2 courses)
4. Required Core Practicum
URP 581 Planning Practicum OR URP 582 Planning Practicum 2 (6 credits) - Undertakes a practical planning project in cooperation with a local or regional agency. With faculty guidance, students manage the project through initial conceptualization, precedent analysis, information gathering, analysis, interim and final reporting, and presentation.
Total minimum credits required for Advanced Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation: 18 credits
The Advance Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation is meant to build upon the work students have begun in their previous degree programs, their professional work, and/or concurrent graduate study where applicable. To that end: