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Minor in Architectural Heritage Conservation

The architectural heritage and conservation minor provides an interdisciplinary and global approach to understanding heritage conservation and its importance to sustainable conservation of the built environment.

Through this minor, you will learn the principles and theories that impact architectural heritage conservation. Required coursework provides an awareness of historical traditions and global cultures that have significant impact on conservation efforts. In addition, the minor enables you to explore technological advancements critical to documenting and assessing the built environment.

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ARCH 246Foundations of Historic Preservation3
ARCH 346Architecture, Heritage and Culture3

Select one course from the following list:

ARCH 350History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture3
ARCH 430History of Ancient Architecture3
ARCH 434The Role of Sculpture and Painting in Ancient Architecture3
ARCH 438History and Design of Sacred Architecture3
ARCH 444American Architecture3

Select two courses from the following list:

ANTH 202Introduction to Archaeology3
ANTH 313Historical Archaeology3
ANTH 402Archaeological Artifact Conservation3
ANTH 421Advanced Museum Studies3
ARCH 260Comparative Theory in the Built and Virtual Environments3
ARCH 345History of Building Technology3
ARCH 347Documentation of Historic Buildings and Sites3
ARCH 489Special Topics in… (Architectural Heritage or Conservation)3
RENR 375Conservation of Natural Resources3
RENR 405/ESSM 351Geographic Information Systems for Resource Management3
RPTS 307Interpretation of Natural and Cultural Resources3
URPN 201The Evolving City3
URPN 240More Than Monuments: Preservation as Social Justice3
URPN 460Sustainable Communities3


This minor can serve as a complement to several major fields of study and is open to all Texas A&M undergraduates. Students wishing to declare a minor in architectural heritage conservation should consult with advisors in their home college or school and in the Department of Architecture. Applicants must have a 2.0 or better overall GPR to be considered for the program.

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Jacob Salinas

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