HIST210 Historic Preservation Field Studies

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation

I. Course Number and Title
HIST210 Historic Preservation Field Studies
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
This course will offer a different emphasis each semester. See course description.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will offer a different emphasis each semester. Barns in Bucks County and Architectural Preservation in England have been studied in past years as important aspects of preservation history.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    1. To teach the use of primary resources in gathering information about barns in Bucks County;
    2. To research and develop a written paper on at least five barns with proper documentation that will identify adaptive-use situations; and
    3. To do an oral presentation of the research to the class.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. Historic background: 18th to 20th century
    2. Barn types
    3. Documentation of historic barns
    4. Field trips to historic barns/farms
    5. Barns today and tomorrow
      1. adaptive reuse of barns zoning issues
      2. zoning issues
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

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

    Class materials selected by individual instructors for the course. Details are provided to the students by each instructor, and included on the instructor's course syllabus distributed to students.

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