ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Historic Preservation at Goucher?
The historic preservation minor is designed for students interested in the stewardship and future of America's historic buildings, structures, and landscapes. Practice and theory are linked through courses in applied history that explicitly foster these connections, as well as through internships. Students of history and historic preservation are placed in agencies, libraries, archives, museums, preservation organizations, historical societies, governmental agencies, and at historic sites for practical experience.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
Basic historic preservation courses emphasize the theory and history of historic preservation and the various tools and techniques used to document cultural resources. Each course challenges students to think critically and to improve their writing and oral presentation skills. Additional courses are to be drawn from American studies, art history, history, and the social sciences. The historic preservation minor is composed of six courses.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
The program not only acquaints students with different ages, societies, and cultures, but it also develops powers of writing, speaking, and thinking. The curriculum is organized to provide students with general knowledge, as well as technical competencies essential in such fields as business, law, government, teaching, publishing, and museum and archival work.
Major & Minor Program Contacts
History: James Dator
Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Tina Hirsch Sheller, Assistant Professor of History and Historic Preservation: Historic Preservation, Public History, Early American History
Uta Larkey, Alison Lohr, Nancy Hubbard
By studying abroad, choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher economics students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study. Study-abroad opportunities for history students include History, Society, and Culture in West Africa, which examines the historical, social, political, and cultural issues in Ghana, Tofo, and Benin; and Odessa: Charm City on the Black Sea, in which students learn about Russian/Jewish history. Visit the Office of International Studies website for more information.
Opportunities & Internships
Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. Students of history and historic preservation are placed in agencies, libraries, archives, museums, preservation organizations, historical societies, governmental agencies, and at historic sites for practical experience. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in history or historic preservation. Students find internship opportunities through the Career Development Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
A detailed description of the off-campus experience is published by the Career Development Office each year and fully describes the guidelines and timetable for internships. Students interested in arranging an internship in history or historic preservation should contact their individual academic advisers.
Student Work Opportunities
To find on-campus employment especially suitable for history and historic preservation students, please visit the Career Development Office.