HIST193 Principles of Building Conservation
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST193 Principles of Building Conservation
- II. Number of Credits
- 1 credit
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is an overview of conservation techniques used in the preservation of our built environment. Students learn about natural and man-made material deterioration, and are introduced to techniques that successfully halt or reverse the effects of the environment on traditional building materials.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsStudents will:
- demonstrate a knowledge of building conservation practices used for preservation projects;
- identify deterioration type on historic fabrics;
- demonstrate basic materials analysis to the understanding of building degradation; and
- prepare historic buildings conditions survey and treatment recommendations.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introduction to building conservation terminology and practices
- Historic building construction techniques
- Deterioration of historical architectural materials (wood, brick, stone)
- Development of a conservation recommendation for a project
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse learning goals are assessed with written assignments, quizzes, a field trip project, and participation in classroom/online discussions.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 9/2017