Cultural Resource Management - Graduate Certificate
The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management provides specialized archaeological training that enables students to pursue careers cultural resource management, heritage, and historic preservation in the public or private sectors. The curriculum includes cultural resource management and historic preservation laws and regulations, area classes in prehistoric and historical archaeology, field classes, and laboratory methods courses in archaeology, history, and geography. Students take courses in traditional classroom and laboratory formats, as well as in the field. The core requirements (ANTH 540 Cultural Resource Management and ANTH 542 Cultural Resource Management II) are offered during the fall (ANTH 540) and spring (ANTH 542) semesters every other year. If you enroll in a year when these courses are not being offered, it will take you at least two years to complete your certificate.
The Certificate may be completed as a stand alone certification or in conjunction with the M.A. degree in Anthropology or any other related field.
If you wish to complete a graduate certificate, you must apply for admission to this non-degree program. Even if you already enrolled in a graduate program at NMSU, you will need to complete a separate application to be admitted to the certificate program. Once you have been admitted to the program and have completed all of the necessary coursework, you will need to apply to be awarded the certificate through your myNMSU account.
Please contact the Anthropology Graduate Advisor, Dr. Kelly Jenks firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to complete the application.
The Graduate Certificate in Cultural Resource Management requires 18 credits of coursework and must be completed within 3 years. The certificate requires six credits from two required courses and 12 credits from a comprehensive list of electives in anthropology and cognate fields. Students are required to take at least one course in History or Geography. All these courses are designed to promote expertise in cultural resource management. The core requirements (ANTH 540 Cultural Resource Management and ANTH 542 Cultural Resource Management II) are offered during the fall (ANTH 540) and spring (ANTH 542) semesters every other year. If you enroll in a year when these courses are not being offered, it will take you at least two years to complete your certificate.
|ANTH 540||Cultural Resource Management||3|
|ANTH 542||Cultural Resource Management II||3|
|Select 12 credits from the following: 1,2|
|At least three credits must be in HIST or GEOG|
|Federal Indian Policy||3|
|Advanced Studies in Archaeology||1-3|
|Quantitative Analytical Methods in Anthropology||3|
|Advanced Archaeology of the American Southwest||3|
|Advanced Issues in the Archaeology of Religion||3|
|Advanced Historical Archaeology||3|
|Archaeological Field School-Graduates||2-6|
|Advanced Curation Crisis in Archaeology||3|
|Advanced Human Osteology||3|
|Lithic Technology Organization||3|
|Advanced Lab Methods in Archaeology||3|
|Introduction to Remote Sensing||4|
|Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science (GIS)||4|
|Interpreting Historic Places for the Public||3|
|Advanced Historic Preservation||3|
|Public History Seminar||3|
Some of these courses have prerequisites, consult the graduate catalog for details.
Other classes maybe included in the list of elective courses at the discretion of the Department and with approval of the Anthropology Department Head.