The cultural landscape is the visible, material expression of human activity, and often reflects human relationships with the environment and other peoples. Landscapes may be "read" for information about current and past cultures that inhabit or once inhabited those locations. The Certificate in Cultural Landscape Studies introduces students to the theory and practice of identifying and reading the landscape for clues to the past. Participants will gain practical experience as they apply their knowledge of the landscape to real-world situations in an area directly related to their occupation or career path. Students who successfully complete this program will be prepared for graduate school and for careers in for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors in areas including architectural history, historic preservation, preservation law, museum studies, and historical geography. This certificate is open to students from any major or institution, as well as members of the community.
This program is designed to be completed in conjunction with an undergraduate degree or as a stand-alone program for personal and/or professional enrichment only. Students pursuing this as a stand-alone certificate will not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid.