Minor in Cultural Resource Management

This minor provides students with the tools to work in the public or private sectors in the UAE as well as other countries. Within the UAE, there is a growing awareness of the nation’s rich cultural resources and a movement toward their preservation. Before preservation can occur, however, expertise is required in archaeology, historical preservation, and the place of Emirati and Arab culture in the world — the minor in Cultural Resource Management offers this much-needed knowledge.

Program Objectives

  • Preparing students for advancement in the field of Cultural Resource Management.
  • Introducing students to various concepts, methods, and techniques commonly used in CRM.
  • Promoting effective management of cultural resources.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Recognize and explain patterns of change through the study of material culture and documents.
  • Develop familiarity with the special art, culture and history of the UAE and Arab Gulf region.
  • Identify methods of protecting and preserving architectural, artistic and cultural heritage.
  • Evaluate and appreciate the significance of heritage preservation in UAE and international contexts.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours : minimum 18 hours

Cultural Resource Management

Required Courses (15.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HIS132Fundamentals of Archeology3.000
HIS312Historical Preservation3.000
HIS318History of the Arabian Gulf3.000
HIS372Arch. of UAE & A. Gulf States3.000
HIS381UAE Architectural Heritage3.000

Elective Courses (3.00 hours)

Credit Hours
HIS217Material Culture of Islamic World3.000
HIS440Oral History3.000
MGMT200Fundamentals of Management3.000
MSC235Principles of the Writing for Media3.000