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College Catalog 2014-2015

Career Studies Certificate
Offered through LO

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for persons seeking to develop research, analytical, and field skills in historic preservation, archaeology, and museum studies sufficient for the student to continue or to participate in local community-based projects.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
HIS 180 Historical Archaeology 3
HIS 181 History and Theory of Historic Preservation 3
Total   9
2nd Semester
HIS 183 Survey of Museum Practice 3
HIS 188 Field Survey Techniques for Archaeology 3
Total   6
3rd Semester
HIS 186 Collections Management 3
HIS 187 Interpreting Material Culture 3
HIS 199 Supervised Study/Independent Project 3
Total   9
Total credits for the Historic Preservation Career Studies Certificate=24
All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.