Course Description

Offered by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, this course introduces the theory and practice of historic place conservation through lectures, guest speakers, case studies and site visits. Topics will include an overview of methods for identifying, evaluating and documenting historic places and introduction to the legal and institutional framework for heritage conservation. An examination of conservation standards and guidelines will include a detailed review of their application to the planning and design intervention in historic places. The course will consider municipal, provincial and federal practices. There will be walking to sites such as historic places and heritage buildings including Calgary's Memorial Park Library, Inglewood and Currie Barracks.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

• Develop an understanding of heritage conservation principles

• Apply methods of identifying and evaluating historic places

• Gain an understanding of heritage resource management as a professional practice


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9:00AM to 5:00PM
Oct 25, 2019 to Oct 26, 2019
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $395.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Textbook Required.
Section Notes

The course has no prerequisites and students are not expected to have prior knowledge of heritage conservation policy and practice. There will be walking to sites such as historic places and heritage buildings including  Memorial Park Library, Inglewood and Currie Barracks.

Most of the course will be participating with another class led by Larry Pearson, who is the Director, Historic Places Stewardship Section, in the ministry of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women in the Alberta Government. Larry has been doing heritage conservation work for the Province of Alberta for almost 40 years. As Director of Historic Places Stewardship, Larry monitors, critiques, and signs off on all decisions made by the programs within the section.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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