Historic Preservation (HP)


HP 5200. History American Architecture. 3 Credits.

Study of architectural history to gain fluency in the stylistic terms so essential to historic preservation and to public support for conserving our architectural heritage. Prerequisites: Admission to the Historic Preservation graduate program; or twelve hours of History and minimum Junior standing.

HP 5201. History on the Land. 3 Credits.

Identifying and interpreting evidence of the cultural forces - early settlement patterns, transportation, industry, agriculture, planning, conservation - that have shaped our land, buildings, towns, and cities. Prerequisites: Admission to the Historic Preservation graduate program; or twelve hours of History and minimum Junior standing.

HP 5205. Historic Preservation Law. 3 Credits.

Legal issues in conservation of the built environment. Basic legal techniques for protection of historic structures (historic districts, protective legislation, easements, covenants). Study of significant court decisions.

HP 5206. Rschg Historic Structure/Sites. 3 Credits.

Methods for researching historic structures and sites using archival and physical evidence, deciphering archaic building technologies, and documenting structures through professional reports, architectural photography, measured drawings.

HP 5990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

HP 6302. Community Preservation Project. 3 Credits.

Third-semester Graduate students apply developed professionals skills to actual community preservation problems. Projects include strategy development, securing and allocating funds, research, advocacy, and implementation. Prerequisite: Historic Preservation student.

HP 6304. HstPres Policy and Planning. 3 Credits.

This introduction to the professional practice of preservation planning traces the evolution of the historic preservation movement and examines contemporary preservation policy-making issues. Prerequisite: HP 5200.

HP 6305. HstPres Practical Methods. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to professional practice methods for conducting historic site and structures surveys. National Register nominations, and rehabilitation investment tax credit application projects. Prerequisites: HP 5200, HP 5205.

HP 6306. Architectural Conservation I. 3 Credits.

An examination of the physical properties of historic building materials, their deterioration mechanisms, and strategies for assessing conditions, conserving and rehabilitating historic resources. Prerequisite: HP 5206.

HP 6307. Architectural Conservation II. 3 Credits.

A continuation of Architectural Conservation I, emphasizing an integrated examination of historic preservation through lectures, seminars, and field and laboratory research projects. Prerequisite: HP 6306.

HP 6308. Mgmt of Historic Site Museums. 3 Credits.

Provides essential training for the management of historic site museums and will give students an opportunity to study and apply best practices established by national standards for preservation and restoration in the context of Vermont's state historic sites as study models. Prerequisite: HP 6306.

HP 6391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-6 Credits.

Total of six hours required.

HP 6392. Master's Project Research. 1-6 Credits.

Final project under the direction of a graduate faculty mentor.

HP 6990. Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

HP 6991. Internship. 3 Credits.

Participants will devote a semester to preservation within an appropriate institution or agency. Prerequisite: HP 6304 or HP 6305.

HP 6993. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

HP 6994. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

HP 6995. Graduate Independent Research. 1-6 Credits.

Credit as arranged.