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.

Faculty

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

Part-Time Faculty
Asad Naqvi

Affiliate Faculty
Uta Larkey, Alison Lohr, Nancy Hubbard

Study Abroad

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


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.

Internships


Internships help students explore possibilities, apply classroom learning, and gain experience. Explore internships and credit options.

Student Employment


Student employment connects students to both on and off-campus opportunities. The Career Development Office provides resources and support to students with or without Federal Work Study to find jobs, submit applications, and learn more about the job search process. Students have access to Goucher Recruit — an online site for job postings and job fair events.

Major & Career Exploration


Exploring career options, choosing a major, and making career decisions is a multi-step process in which all students are encouraged to engage early and often. Goucher students have a variety of resources available through the Majors and Career page to assist them in this process.

Job Search


A Goucher education prepares students for today’s job market and beyond. Students can explore job opportunities and access job search resources through the CDO Job Search page.

Graduate & Professional School


Students access resources for searching and applying to graduate and professional school through the CDO Graduate and Professional School page, through faculty and staff members, or utilizing their own resources, network and tools.