Elective Courses

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 632. PRESERVATION AND PLANNING FOR HERITAGE (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 630 PERSPECTIVES IN PRESERVATION (1-4.5)
Introductions to current topics, technology, tools, and issues in historic preservation.

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.