HIST197 The History and Theory of Historic Preservation

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation

I. Course Number and Title
HIST197 The History and Theory of Historic Preservation
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will survey the historical antecedents of the historic preservation movement in America and introduce students to its theoretical foundations.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To identify the historical antecedents of the historic preservation movement
    2. To understand how Bucks County�s built environment reflects the national preservation movement
    3. To appreciate the rationale behind historic preservation theory and philosophy
    4. To communicate to the general public and governmental agencies the need for historic preservation at the local level
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. To identify the historical antecedents of the historic preservation movement
    2. To understand how Bucks County�s built environment reflects the national preservation movement
    3. To appreciate the rationale behind historic preservation theory and philosophy
    4. To communicate to the general public and governmental agencies the need for historic preservation at the local level
  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