Course Description: This course examines methods to document historic buildings, districts and cultural landscapes and to interpret their historical and design significance. The course culminates in the completion of a documentation project. This course is one of six required for the Heritage Conservation Graduate Certificate and is an elective for other students. For more information on the Certificate program, see http://capla.arizona.edu/heritage.

This course is fully online.

Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to enable students to develop proficiency in methods to document and interpret the cultural and design traditions of a variety of built contexts. Students will learn to:

  1. Conduct research using primary and secondary information resources;
  2. Develop skills in the surveying, recording and communicating historic data according to professional standards;
  3. Gain knowledge of the cultural, historic, geographic, technological, economic and political factors that shaped the students specific region of interest;
  4. Develop analytical skills to interpret the meaning of built environments to a larger audience.

Also offered as: LAR 497J and PLG 497J.

Co-convened as LAR 597J, and PLG 597J.


Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E
Enrollment Requirement: 
ARC 471F/571F or consent of instructor.