HIST201 Building Conservation

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation

I. Course Number and Title
HIST201 Building Conservation
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 course teaches students to see buildings in a new way: as ever decaying artifacts in need of vigilant care. All components of a building are covered along with an understanding of a buildingļæ½s relationship to its environment.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To introduce students to the subject of building conservation
    2. To instill a philosophy and methodology in the preserving of old buildings
    3. To learn how to respect the history and integrity of structures
    4. To assist students in restoring their own buildings
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction to course and definitions
    2. Architectural styles and building technology
    3. Preservation and conservation philosophy
    4. Dating old houses
    5. Architectural integrity
    6. Planning and house restoration
    7. Restoring exteriors I
    8. Restoring exterior II
    9. Restoring interiors I
    10. Restoring interiors II
  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, and field trips

Review/Approval Date -2/99