HIST199 Methodology and Documentation in Historic Preservation

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation

I. Course Number and Title
HIST199 Methodology and Documentation in Historic Preservation
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
The methodology of documenting historic sites will be studied and applied to local buildings and structures.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. To introduce the student to various programs of documentation and recognition;
    2. To acquaint students for the preparation of County and National registry nomination forms; and
    3. To become familiar with methods and skills associated with title searches, research, drafting floor plans, photography, and writing architectural descriptions and statements.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Survey and Register Forms
    2. Introduction to Research
    3. Historic Survey Program in Bucks County
    4. Introduction to Vernacular Architecture
    5. Architectural Styles
    6. Drawing Floor Plans and Writing Physical Descriptions
    7. Photography: Requirements and Cataloging
    8. Historic Districts and Boundaries
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 2/99; New Core 8/2015