Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Arts (2010/2011)
5.9 Diploma in Heritage Resources

Acting Program Co-ordinator: Prof. P. Ayres, Associate Dean of Arts (Undergraduate)

Building on the student's academic grounding in anthropology/archaeology, folklore, history, geography, and other relevant disciplines, the program offers training in object documentation, identification, conservation, and display. Required courses give students both an awareness of the broad range of heritage resources - including objects, sites, landscapes, documents - and specific skills to deal with public perceptions of objects and artifacts. The program also includes a course in tourism management. Elective courses enable students to pursue their particular disciplinary interests.

The Diploma in Heritage Resources helps prepare students to work in the expanding heritage sector in Newfoundland or elsewhere. Students with this diploma will be better able to compete for positions in museums and historic sites and for employment with heritage consultants, and to participate in contracts involving heritage policy and planning, all part of the increasing regional and global importance of cultural tourism. The diploma in Heritage Resources will also be an advantage to students wishing to study heritage or cultural resources management at the graduate level.

This diploma program draws on the expertise of faculty members in various departments and faculties.

5.9.1 Admission Requirements

Admission to the Diploma in Heritage Resources program is limited and competitive. Students are advised to notify the Program Co-ordinator of their intention to apply for admission into this diploma program. Formal application is made through the Office of the Registrar, normally in the second semester of the student's second year of study.

5.9.2 Program of Study

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work, including 6 credit hours in instructional field courses, from the lists of required and elective courses below, with:

  1. at least 15 credit hours from the 'Required Courses' listed below, which must include 3 credit hours in a field course in Cultural Resources Management and at least 12 credit hours chosen from Material Culture, Archaeological Conservation, Collections Management, Introduction to Museums & Historic Sites and Tourism Management.

  2. at least 12 credit hours from the Elective Courses listed below, chosen to include at least 3 credit hours in a course designated as an instructional field course. Instructional field-oriented courses will deal with a wide array of artifact-related research in historic sites/museums. These instructional field courses will be advertised by the Program Co-ordinator.

5.9.3 Course List
5.9.3.1 Required Courses
  • Archaeology 3587
  • Archaeology/Folklore 3591
  • Archaeology 3710/Folklore 3700
  • Archaeology 3850/Folklore
  • Archaeology/Folklore/Geography 4015*
  • Business 6020
5.9.3.2 Elective Courses
  • Archaeology 2582
  • Archaeology 3290
  • Archaeology 3584
  • Archaeology 3585-3586*
  • Archaeology/Folklore 3800
  • Archaeology/Folklore/History 3860
  • Archaeology/Folklore 3900*
  • Archaeology 3589/Folklore/Medieval Studies 3001/History 3020
  • Folklore 3601* (Harlow Campus)
  • Folklore 3608*/Geography 3900* (Harlow Campus)
  • Folklore 3613* (Harlow Campus)
  • Folklore 4601*
  • Folklore/History 3870
  • Folklore/History 4480
  • Geography 2001
  • Geography 3610
  • Geography 3990* (Harlow Campus)
  • History 3110
  • History/Folklore 4100

(* indicates an instructional field course)