Bachelor in Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources

Yarmouk University

Program Description

Bachelor in Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources

Yarmouk University

General Information of the Program:

  • Teaching Language: Arabic
  • Credit Hours: 132
  • Duration of Study: 4 years

Program Description

This program aims to develop knowledge and skills in cultural heritage and its preservation. Students who study this program are expected to have knowledge in the field of cultural heritage and the different approaches for maintenance and management of cultural resources. In addition, students are expected to be able to work in museums or any other organizations that deal with different areas of the maintenance and management of heritage resources.

Bachelor Degree Requirements for programs taught in Arabic

  • Compulsory Requirements: (12 Cr. Hr.) as follows

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All new students should take the level exam for Arabic language, English language, and computer skills. Students who fail to succeed in any of these exams are required to take the following extra pre-requisite course (099):

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  • Elective Courses (15 Cr. Hr.)

The following courses are to be taken from the service courses from outside the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology:

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Curriculum

Students are awarded a Bachelor Degree in Conservation and Management of Cultural Resources upon completion of the following courses:

A. University Requirements (27 Cr. Hr.) as follows:

B. Faculty Requirements:

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C. Department Requirements ( 84 Cr. Hr.):

Course Symbol & No. Course Title Course Description
CON 101 Introduction to Conservation of Cultural Resources The aim of this course is to provide students with the basic concepts and knowledge concerning cultural heritage and its deterioration and conservation processes. It explores the definition of heritage and its importance; the deterioration processes and threats facing cultural heritage; the principles and approaches of conservation of cultural resources; the conservation processes; and the planning process for conservation of cultural resources.
CON 102 Introduction to Management of Cultural Resources This course aims to familiarize students with heritage management in its broader context, and its relationship to sustainable development. The course provides an introduction to the field of cultural heritage management. It deals with the basic concepts, policies, processes, and issues related to heritage management and its relationship to sustainable development. The topics covered in this course include the definitions of heritage and its role in sustainable development; threats to cultural heritage; values and stakeholders in heritage management; world heritage; the common approaches to the management of heritage; heritage management systems and their components; and management planning process for cultural heritage sites
CON 103 General Chemistry for Conservation Students This course aims to introduce students to the study of chemistry related to conservation. The course includes the following subjects: matter and measurements, atoms molecules and ions, periodic table of elements, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions and solution stoichiometry, basic concepts of chemical bonding, physical and colligative properties of solutions, solubility, methods of measuring the concentration of solutions, methods of solution preparation, organic chemistry and organic solvents, water purification, acidity and alkalinity, concept of oxidation and reduction. This course includes practical labs related to its subjects
CON 104 General Geology for Conservation Students This course aims to introduce students to the types of minerals, their physical characteristics, and the impact of these characteristics on their resistance to deterioration. The course includes defining the different types of rocks and their use as building materials in the Jordanian archaeological sites. This course addresses the types of weathering and its natural factors, geological time, methods of geological dating, and the geology of archeological sites in Jordan. The practical part of the course covers the identification of the main types of minerals and their physical characteristics, the identification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. It also includes a field visit to the nearby archaeological sites to learn about the effect of time and natural factors on them.
CON 105 Conservation Science The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history, theories, and principles of conservation process and practice. It examines the historical development of conservation science and highlights the ethical principles and guidelines for conservation practice. The course explains the preventive and active conservation approaches and the various stages of conservation process
CON 204 Archaeological Materials Science and Technology This course aims to provide students with the theoretical backgrounds about the nature of archaeological organic and inorganic materials, their chemical and physical properties, and their manufacturing techniques. The course includes a description of archaeological materials, both organic such as wood, parchment, textile, paper and paints, and inorganics such as minerals and metals, stone, pottery, glass, mud brick, and mortar and plastering materials
CON 211 Archaeological Materials Science and Technology This course aims to provide students with the theoretical backgrounds about the nature of archaeological organic and inorganic materials, their chemical and physical properties, and their manufacturing techniques. The course includes a description of archaeological materials, both organic such as wood, parchment, textile, paper and paints, and inorganics such as minerals and metals, stone, pottery, glass, mud brick, and mortar and plastering materials. The course also deals with the material structure, atomic structure, molecular structure, and explains the theories and methods used in the extraction of elements from their ores and demonstrate the types of materials, tools, and techniques that were used in the manufacture of artifacts in antiquities.
CON 212 Conservation Materials This course aims to introduce students to the nature of the various types of materials used in the conservation of archaeological buildings and materials. The course focuses on studying the chemical composition and physical and chemical characteristics of conservation materials. The course includes the study of the relationship between chemical structure and properties and use of materials, such as solvents, detergents, adhesives, consolidants, stabilizers, preservatives and others. The course includes practical training in the laboratory.
CON 213 Deterioration of Archaeological Materials This course aims to introduce students to the causes and mechanisms of the deterioration and degradation of various types of organic and inorganic archaeological materials. The deterioration process of archaeological objects in burial environments, the immediate deterioration caused by excavation and the long-term deterioration in museum and storage will be discussed in this course
CON 121 Introduction to Museum Studies This course aims to introduce the students to the importance of the museum as an educational entertainment institution. The course covers the history of the development of museums and their goals. It also covers the museum administration (human resources) and the role of each individual within the institution. The method of recording and storing archaeological objects, designing showcases, planning exhibitions, and lighting systems are also included in the course. The students will also be taught about the proper museum environment to preserve the archeological artifacts. A practical training on the registration and protection of archaeological artifacts, storage, and display techniques, and collections management will be carried out at the Museum of Jordanian Heritage.
CON 221 Heritage Legislation and Policy This course aims to introduce students to the main legislation and policies for the protection of cultural heritage. The course includes topics such as the illicit excavations and trade in cultural objects, the restitution of stolen or looted cultural materials, and the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict. The course examines the Jordanian antiquities law and the legal legislation adopted by international organizations such as UNESCO, the United Nations, ICCROM, and ICOMOS.
CON 222 Documentation of Archaeological Buildings and Artifacts This course aims to introduce students to the importance of documentation as a key tool in conservation and train them on the use of documentation techniques to monitor the status of the built environment in all circumstances
CON 223 Preventive Conservation This course aims to teach students the methods used to identify the possible risks to collections, determine when objects are indeed at risk, and recognize and control major risks such as active corrosion on metals, mold, and other pests, and the human element.
CON 331 Conservation of Archaeological Ceramics and Glass Materials This course aims to introduce students to the methods used in the conservation of ceramics and glass artifacts. The course discusses the methods used in the conservation of ceramics and glass artifacts; such as examination and documentation, cleaning, surface coatings, adhering, consolidation, gap-filling/replacements, and restoration. The course includes practical training in the laboratory on the conservation methods of various types of ceramics and glass artifacts
CON 341 Conservation of Metals (Theoretical) This course aims to introduce students to the structure and properties of copper, iron, lead, tin, silver and gold, their smelting and refining techniques, alloys, fabrication techniques and corrosion causes and mechanisms.
CON 351 Architectural Conservation (Theoretical) This course aim to introduce students to the chemical and structural composition, and chemical and physical characteristics of the materials used in archaeological and historical buildings, such as various types of stone, mortar, internal and external plastering materials, roofing and decoration materials.
CON 352 Traditional Building Techniques and Typology This course aims to introduce students to the history of human settlement and architectural heritage styles in Jordan and the surrounding region. The course includes an introduction to the history of architecture and human settlement in Jordan, the architectural styles that prevailed Jordan and the Levant in general, and the influences between the Levant and the Jordanian cities and villages.
CON 353 Archaeological Conservation in the Field This course aims to introduce students to the proper lifting methods for the excavated artifacts and the conservation of discovered architectural ruins and their documentation. The course discusses the factors affecting archaeological materials in various burial environments, the factors affecting them immediately upon excavation, and the methods and materials used in the field for their preservation. The course includes a practical training on the methods of documenting and preserving the newly excavated archaeological materials, lifting methods and materials, on-site conservation, and transporting the artifact to the laboratory.
CON 361 Conservation of Organic Materials This course aims to introduce students to the methods of maintenance and restoration of the organic material of plant origin, such as wood, manuscripts, icons and oil painting; and organic materials of animal origin, such as bones and skins. It involves the identification of the factors of deterioration of organic materials and the resulting deterioration forms.
CON 441 Conservation of Metals (practical) This course focuses on practical training for the students on the methods and techniques adopted for the conservation and stabilization of archaeological objects made of copper, iron, lead, tin, silver and gold, and their alloys that have been excavated from different burial environments. The students will be trained on various examination techniques of archaeological metal based objects.
CON 451 Architectural Conservation (Practical) This course aims to train students on the practical techniques and methods used in the conservation of historical and archaeological architecture. This course includes applying the theoretical knowledge acquired by students in architectural conservation (theoretical) course application in the laboratory and the field.
CON 452 Conservation of Mosaics This course aims to provide students with the scientific knowledge and practical skills related to the conservation of mosaics. The course includes a comprehensive coverage about the history of the evolution of mosaics production since its inception until now. The course reviews the old methods, techniques, and materials used to create the ancient mosaics. This course also deals with the human and natural factors that lead to the deterioration of mosaics.
CON 453 Laboratory and Field Evaluation of Conservation Materials This course aims to introduce students to the laboratory and field testing and evaluation methods used to determine the effectiveness of conservation materials. The course includes a discussion of the requirements of the materials that can be used to consolidate various types of stone used in heritage and archaeological structures and buildings and those that must be met in mortar and stone isolation materials.
CON 224 Computer Applications in Archaeology This course aims to develop student skills of applying the recent computer applications in archaeology. The course focuses on emerging computer science methods and technologies used for digitally recording, preserving and reconstructing archaeological artifacts, and presenting archaeological site interpretations.
CON 311 Scientific Examination of Archaeological Materials This course aims to introduce students to a number of scientific analytical techniques and methods which are used in the investigation of archaeological materials. It includes the study of different methods and techniques used for the analysis of archaeological materials in the laboratory in order to obtain information concerning: its chemical composition, raw materials used in its fabrication and defining its physical and chemical properties.
CON 321 Information Systems in Archaeology This course aims to provide students with a theoretical grounding and practical experience in the applications of information systems, particularly GIS, in archaeology. It introduces students to a range of current information systems used for collecting, archiving, managing, analyzing, visualizing and presenting archaeological information.
CON 322 Archaeological Collections Management This course aims to introduce students to the importance of archaeological collections, and the management principles and practices for these collections. The course discusses the framework and ethics of archaeological and museum collections management, roles of the specialists in this field, and the procedure for the acquisition of museum artifacts, their documentation, classification, storage, and proper handling.
CON 471 Special topics in Conservation To be determined by the instructor
CON 454 Conservation of Adobe and Fired Mud Brick Buildings This course aims to introduce students to the traditional and scientific methods in the conservation of adobe and fired mud brick buildings. The course includes a historical background about the manufacturing methods of different brick types and the materials used in their production. The course focuses on brick buildings in Jordan; it deals with the deterioration of these buildings, its causes, and mechanism.
CON 455 Conservation of Wall Paintings and Plasters This course aims to introduce students to the methods of conservation of wall paintings and plastering. The course includes the study of the technique used in the execution of wall paintings and plasters that are found in ancient tombs and archaeological buildings. The course deals with the study of the deterioration that affects the paintings and plaster, and the conservation methods that should be used. The course includes a practical training in the laboratory and the field.
CON 461 Conservation of Textile, Leather and Parchment
CON 462 Conservation of Paper and Papyrus This course aims to introduce students to the conservation processes of the old paper and papyrus. The course discusses the concept of ancient manuscripts and books, their archaeological and historical importance, and their manufacturing methods. It also discusses the agents of their deterioration, the conservation methods, and storage and display in the museum methods. The course includes practical training in the laboratory.
CON 463 Conservation of Bone and other Skeletal Materials This course aims to introduce students to the conservation methods of archaeological bones and similar materials. The course discusses the techniques and methods used in the examination, cleaning, and conservation of archaeological material made of bone, ivory, and horns. The course includes practical training in the laboratory
CON 471 Special topics in Conservation To be determined by the instructor
CON 561 Conservation of Textile, Leather and Parchment This course aims to introduce students to the conservation methods of ancient textiles, leather and parchment. The course includes the study of ancient textile technology (linen-cotton-silk-wool) and leather and parchment, the most important ancient dying materials, deterioration causes and forms, examination and analysis methods, and conservation materials and techniques. The course includes practical training in the laboratory.

برنامج البكالوريوس في صيانة المصادر التراثية وإدارتها

معلومات عامة حول البرنامج

لغة التدريس: اللغة العربية
الساعات المعتمدة: 132
مدة الدراسة: 4سنوات

وصف البرنامج

يهدف هذا البرنامج إلى تطوير المعرفة والمهارات حول المصادر التراثية وكيفية الحفاظ عليها. يتوقع من الطلبة بعد إتمامهم متطلبات هذا البرنامج بنجاح ان يكونوا قادرين على العمل في المتاحف أو أي غيرها من الشركات المتخصصة في مجالات صيانة وإدارة المصادر التراثية.

الخطة الدراسية

تُمنح درجة البكالوريوس في صيانة المصادر التراثية وإدارتها بعد إتمام دراسة 132ساعة معتمدة. توزع الساعات المعتمدة على النحو التالي:

1.متطلبات جامعة (27 ساعة معتمدة)
• متطلبات إجبارية (12 ساعة معتمدة)
• متطلبات اختيارية ( 15 ساعة معتمدة)

2. متطلبات كلية (21 ساعة معتمدة ) موزعة على النحو التالي:

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3. متطلبات القسم ( 84 ساعة معتمدة ) :

تدرس جميعها باللغة الإنجليزية ، وهي موزعة كالتالي: متطلبات قسم إجبارية ( 63 ساعة معتمدة)

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متطلبات قسم اختيارية، 21 ساعة معتمدة، يختارها الطالب من بين المساقات التالية:

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This school offers programs in:
  • Arabic (Jordan)


Last updated February 11, 2018
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Jordan - Irbid, Irbid Governorate
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