HIST192 Principles of Historic Building Analysis
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Historic Preservation
- I. Course Number and Title
- HIST192 Principles of Historic Building Analysis
- 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 American architecture. Students explore historic styles within a social and cultural context. Emphasis on identification, description, and building significance explored through representative examples throughout the country. Students identify, describe, and write about significant architecture in context.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning GoalsStudents will:
- demonstrate a knowledge of American architectural history, including the proper use of architectural terminology; and
- identify significant architects, buildings, and social and cultural events that contributed to the evolution of American architecture.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introduction to architecture and terminology
- Regional roots of American architecture
- Style, form, detail, and cultural context of architecture
- The role of state and federal agencies in preservation practice
- Application of significance and value and why we save buildings
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsCourse learning goals are assessed with written assignments, quizzes, 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