Architectural Heritage Conservation - Minor

The minor in Architectural Heritage Conservation provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to understanding heritage conservation and its importance to sustainable conservation of the built environment. The curriculum emphasizes an awareness of principles and theories impacting architectural heritage conservation.  In addition, the minor enables students to explore technological advancements critical to documenting and assessing the built environment. The minor in Architectural Heritage Conservation can serve as a complement to several major fields of study and is open to all Texas A&M undergraduates. The structure of the minor encourages students to gain a broad understanding of the foundations of conservation before advancing to specialized areas of interest. The minor includes six (6) credit hours of required foundation coursework, three (3) credit hours of architectural history, and six (6) credit hours elective coursework. Note: The minor is 15 credit hours. Six (6) hours of minor coursework must be in residence at the 300-400 level.

Foundation
ARCH 246Foundations of Historic Preservation3
ARCH 346Architecture, Heritage and Culture3
Architectural History
Select one of the following:3
History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
History of Ancient Architecture
The Role of Sculpture and Painting in Ancient Architecture
History and Design of Sacred Architecture
Electives 1
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to Archaeology
Historical Archaeology
Archaeological Artifact Conservation
Advanced Museum Studies
Comparative Theory in the Built and Virtual Environments
History of Building Technology
Documentation of Historic Buildings and Sites
Conservation of Natural Resources
Geographic Information Systems for Resource Management
Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources
The Evolving City
Sustainable Communities
Total Semester Credit Hours15

Students must complete a minimum of 6 hours in residence at the 300-400 level.

Students applying for a minor in Architectural Heritage Conservation must have a 2.0 or better overall GPR. Some colleges and departments outside the College of Architecture may permit their students to minor.

Students must obtain a C or better in each course listed above (or in any transfer course used as an equivalent).

Coordination with Bachelor of Environmental Design (BED) Degree Plan - For students pursuing the BED degree, upper level coursework for the minor may be applied to general or free electives, but may not be applied to directed electives or any other requirements for BED degree plan.