The University of Colorado Denver Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation, an interdisciplinary collaboration between the College of Architecture and Planning and the History Department, is awarded by the History Department. The Certificate Program is open to any qualified graduate student or non-degree seeking student with a bachelor's degree.
The certificate provides CU Denver students and the wider community with foundational knowledge and skills in Historic Preservation, a field that enhances studies and professional work in areas such as architecture, heritage tourism, historic preservation, national park interpretation, public history, urban studies and related fields.
The certificate can stand on its own, can complement a graduate program in Architecture, History or Architecture; or it can serve as an introduction to graduate studies in those fields. It can also be a stepping stone to further work in Historic Preservation through either the History Department's M.A. in Historic Preservation, or the College of Architecture and Planning's Masters of Science in Historic Preservation.
Applicants must have a B.A. or B.S. degree.
Interested students must register their intent to complete the Certificate with the Director of the Public History & Preservation Program within the, CU Denver History Department. Students already enrolled in a graduate program at CU Denver can begin their Certificate work at any point during their studies. Non-degree students must apply to the university as a non-degree seeking student.
All certificate coursework for History students must be approved by the History Department’s Historical Preservation advisor, Prof. Tom Noel (303-556-2044). CAP students must work with CAP Historic Preservation advisor, Prof. Chris Koziol.
All courses in the certificate program are expected to be taken in residency at CU Denver. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and no course below B- will count towards the certificate.
Required Courses (6 hours):
- HIST 5232, Historic Preservation or HIST 6989, Historic Preservation Seminar (listed as a topics course – check for the title) (3 credits) One of these courses is offered once a year by the History Department.
- HIPR 6010 Preservation Theory and Practice (3 credits) This course is offered every fall by the College of Architecture & Planning.
Optional Courses (to complete the total 18 credit hours required)
- HIST 6950, History Thesis Project (3 credits) or HIST 6952 Public History Project related to preservation (3 credits)
- HIST 5245, Heritage Tourism (3 credits)
- HIST 5939 or HIPR 6930 Internship (3 credits)
- HIST 5229, Colorado Historical Places (3 credits)
- HIST 6989, Historic Preservation Seminar (3 credits)
- HIST 5237, National Parks History (3 credits)
- HIST 5228, Western Art & Architecture (3 credits)
- ARCH 6210, History of American Architecture (3 credits)
- ARCH 6212, History of Modern Architecture (3 credits)
- HIPR 6110, Regionalism(s) & Vernacular in Context (3 credits)
- HIPR 6210, Survey, Significance, and Recognition (3 credits)
These remaining 12 credit hours should be distributed so that at least 3 hours are from each of the two participating colleges, CLAS and CAP, and hence, no more than 9 hours from the other. Be sure to consult your preservation advisor (Profs. Koziol or Noel) on your course selection.
Both the History Department and CAP encourage students to make an internship a part of their program. For History students, that is HIST 5939.
Graduate students in the History Department can count courses for both their major or minor fields and the requirements for the certificate.
Admission to the Certificate requires that:
- Applicant must have a B.A. or B.S. Degree.
- Applicant applies to the Director of the Public History & Preservation Program, CU-Denver History Department.
- Applicant must provide a transcript, statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.
Immigration and refugee issues are at the center of our modern policy and political debates.
The Immigration Studies Certificate offers both traditional academic training through coursework, research and practical experience working with immigrant and refugee communities through an internship.
The undergraduate certificate will ultimately prepare students to conduct immigration research, influence immigration public policy, and inform immigrant-related government decisions.
Together, the Immigration Studies certificate's traditional coursework requirements and the internship requirement will prepare students for future careers in
- immigration and refugee service work
- community organizing
- government policy making.
The certificate also prepares interested students for graduate study in immigration issues in History, Education, Social Work, Public Policy, and related disciplines.
Topics of study will include the laws and government policies for controlling immigration and refugee flows and also the economic, cultural, demographic, and political impacts of immigration.
Ultimately, Immigration Studies seeks to understand ways of promoting understanding between immigrants and receiving communities and methods of safeguarding the dignity and rights of immigrants, migrants, and refugees.
Requirements - 12 Credits Total
Two required courses:
- HIST 3345: Immigration and Ethnicity in American History
- HIST 3939: Internship*
*Before taking the internship, students must complete either HIST 3345 or one of the approved electives listed below.
Two related electives from the following:
- HIST 4412: Mexico and the United States: People and Politics on the Border
- ANTH 4300: Migrant Health
- ANTH 4350: Anthropology of Globalization
- ETST 3297: Social History of Asian Americans
- ETST 3697: Contemporary Asian American Experience
- ETST 3704: Culture, Racism, and Alienation
- ETST 3108: Chicano/a and Latino/a History
- EDFN 3000: Undocumented Mexican Immigration
- PSCI 4545: Immigration Politics
- SOC 4770: Advanced Topics: "Race, Culture, and Immigration"
This certificate is open to all CU Denver Undergraduates. Students may apply for the Immigration Studies Certificate at any point in their studies and maintain a grade point average of at least 3.0 within the certificate courses. To apply, students should print and attach a completed Immigration Studies Certificate Application (download to application forthcoming) to an unofficial transcript. These documents should be submitted to the Immigration Studies Certificate Administrator, Dr. Chris Agee (Chris.Agee@ucdenver.edu). Once the application is approved, students will be contacted about their acceptance into the program.