HIST217 Historic Gardens of Early 20th Century

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation

I. Course Number and Title
HIST217 Historic Gardens of Early 20th Century Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
1 credit
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
750
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This modular course is designed to study development of formal gardens in the first half of the 20th Century. The Tyler gardens on campus provide a laboratory for this work and the restoration efforts underway. Off-campus trips are included in the course schedule.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To understand formal landscape development in America 1900-1950 in America
    2. To introduce students to authentic plants for period gardens.
    3. To provide an introduction to site maintenance.
    4. To enable students to participate in a formal restoration on campus.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction to course
    2. Overview of formal garden development in America 1900-1950.
    3. Introduction to botany and authentic horticultural plants for period gardens. Work in Tyler gardens.
    4. Site maintenance in restored gardens.
    5. Field trips
    6. Participation in restoration work in Tyler garden.
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

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

    Details are provided by the instructor and included on the instructor´┐Żs course format distributed to students in class.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Class lecture, restoration project, and field trips

Review/Approval Date - 1/2000