The University of Vermont Historic Preservation program aims to prepare graduate degree students for broad-based careers in the conservation and sustainable management of the historic environment through studies and research in heritage preservation administration, planning, architectural conservation, adaptive use and economic development, architectural and cultural history, documentation, law, and cultural resource management.
McCullough, Robert L.; Professor, Department of History; PHD, Cornell University; JD, Hamline University
Visser, Thomas Durant; Professor, Department of History; MS, University of Vermont
HP 200. 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 201. 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. Cross-listed with: HST 201.
HP 205. 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 206. 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 302. 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 major.
HP 303. Grad Internship. 3 Credits.
HP 304. Contemp Preservation Plan&Pol. 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 200.
HP 305. Hst Preservation Pract 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 200, HP 205.
HP 306. 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. Lecture and lab. Prerequisite: HP 206.
HP 307. 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 306.
HP 308. 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. Prerequisites: HP 306.
HP 390. Internship. 1-18 Credits.
On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.
HP 391. Master's Thesis Research. 1-6 Credits.
Total of six hours required.
HP 392. 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 395. Advanced Special Topics. 1-3 Credits.
Credit as arranged.
HP 397. Special Readings & Research. 1-6 Credits.
Credit as arranged.