Certificate in Heritage Studies
This certificate is open to currently registered Dalhousie and King's students in all Faculties.
The Certificate in Heritage Studies is a 12- credit hour certificate, comprised of course work and an institution-focused project. Students must have completed their first year of university (or 30 credit hours) and be in good academic standing, with an average of B or better, to enroll in the certificate program.
· Students will learn how the heritage sector/heritage institutions function.
· Students will learn how historical knowledge and perspectives can be communicated to various audiences.
· Students will learn how historical knowledge can engage the community and be beneficial to groups, organizations, and institutions beyond academia.
· Students will develop an understanding of ethical and other critical issues associated with heritage projects and the practice of public history.
· Students will demonstrate project-management and team-work skills.
- HIST 2950.03, Introduction to Heritage Studies and Public Humanities
- Six credit hours from a list of approved electives to provide additional historical context and/or theoretical engagement with public uses of history and heritage, to prepare students to make best use of the capstone experience.
- HIST 4710.03, Heritage Studies: Capstone. This will be a final, three credit hour seminar requiring students to apply the skills and knowledge gathered from the program to an institution-focused project. Each student will develop a project that will necessitate them drawing on the resources of a particular local institution (e.g., the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Nova Scotia Museum sites, Dalhousie Archives, etc.) without having to be hired or formally placed. The certificate coordinator will guide students through this capstone project seminar, usually in the fall semester of their final year of study.
Electives (Note that not all courses on this list are offered each year):
Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology:
SOSA 2052 Contemporary Issues in Indigenous Studies
SOSA 2111 Is there an Atlantic Canada?
SOSA 2115 African Canadian Society, Culture, and Resistance
SOSA 2191 Gender Across Cultures
SOSA 3015 Popular Memory
SOSA 3185 Issues in the Study of Indigenous Peoples of North America
SOSA 3284 Living in Cities
Department of History:
HIST 2205 Historical Issues in Indigenous Studies
HIST 2210 Many Canadas: Canada, 1930 to the present
HIST 2235 History of Canadian Culture
HIST 2272 Atlantic Canada since Confederation: Regionalism, Identity, and Development
HIST 2280 African Nova Scotian History
HIST 2900 Ways of Seeing: An Introduction to Art History & Visual Culture
HIST 3210 Canadian Cultural Landscapes
HIST 3215 Indigenous Textiles in Canada: Tourism, Industry, Identity
HIST 3274 Nova Scotia: Post-Confederation
HIST 3282 Public History
HIST 3302 Technology and History in North America
HIST 4250 Popular Culture in the Atlantic World, 1650-1850
HIST 4210 Museums, Archives, and Material Culture
HIST 4162/THEA4360/MUSC 4360, Advanced Seminar in Baroque Culture [taught at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the State Castle in Cesky Krumlov]
INDG 3050 Indigenous Research Methodologies and Knowledge Practices
INDG 3401 Indigenous Representation in Film
Department of Political Science:
POLI 2215 Canadian Aboriginal Politics: An Institutional Perspective
Department of English:
ENGL 2006 Cultural Studies
Contemporary Studies Programme:
CTMP 2316 The “Pictorial Turn” in Recent Thought, Art and Theory
CTMP 3322 Representations of the Holocaust: Remembrance
Canadian Studies Program:
CANA 2002 The Idea of Canada: Cultural and Literary Perspectives
See the certificate flyer here.