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. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 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. 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
    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 Core Learning Goals:

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

    See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Class lecture, discussions, slides, projects, guest speakers, and field trips

Review/Approval Date -2/99