Elective Courses

HP 620. HISTORIC PRESERVATION AS PUBLIC POLICY (3)
Consideration of historic preservation as public policy at the national, state and local levels, with attention to factors that contribute to creating and shaping policies and their administration.

HP 621. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR PRESERVATION NONPROFITS (3)
Theory and practice of leadership and management of nonprofit historic preservation and preservation-related organizations with examination of strategic planning; board, staff, and volunteer development; funding; advocacy, and public relations.

HP 622. PRESERVATION PLANNING (3)
Exploration of preservation planning at the federal, state and local levels with emphasis on the relationship between documenting the historic environment and community planning and on development and the use of local planning techniques to further historic preservation.

HP 623. PRESERVATION ECONOMICS (3)
Exploration of the economics of preservation including the impact of preservation programs and activities on a national, state and local level and the feasibility of individual preservation projects.

HP 628. INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-4.5)
Students develop the topic and focus of their own course in any area of historic preservation with the assistance of the program director. The faculty member is drawn from experts in the area selected. The course syllabus is written by the student during the semester prior to the one in which HP 628. Independent Study is taken.

HP 629. PRESERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY (3)
Examination of environmental and economic issues of sustainability and their effect on historic preservation principles and practices.

HP 630. PERSPECTIVES IN PRESERVATION (1-4.5)
Introduction to archeology and cultural resources management, public history, heritage discourses, community psychology and community engagement, international preservation, and other current topics in historic preservation.

HP 632. PRESERVATION AND PLANNING FOR HERITAGE (3)
Develops an understanding of the tools and techniques used by local government to integrate preservation into land use planning, such as long-range planning, commissions, surveys, designations, design review, financial-, zoning-, and process-based incentives. It explores projects and programs that challenge and expand current preservation practice to address the recognition and protection intangible and tangible cultural heritage.

HP 634. PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY (3)
The properties of building materials, the mechanism of deterioration and diagnostic methods, including examining and evaluating historic fabric, sustainability issues, and the whole building's performance as a system is emphasized as the basis for recommendation of appropriate conservation or restoration treatments. 

HP 635. PRESERVATION LAW (3)
Examines the federal, state, and local laws concerning historic preservation, including tax laws and real estate opportunities (and easements for structures, open areas and historic monuments, locations, and other nationally recognized properties).  Additionally reviewed are current developments in historic preservation law litigation, recent decisions in the “takings” area and other constitutional developments relating to landmarking of properties.