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. Basic historic preservation courses emphasize the theory and history of historic preservation and the various tools and techniques used to document cultural resources.
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.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
Each course challenges students to think critically and to improve their writing and oral presentation skills. Because the minor is part of the Visual and Material Culture Program, students are encouraged to also take courses in this program. The historic preservation minor is composed of five courses, which may also be applied towards the visual and material culture major and minor.
Minor Program Contact
Tina Hirsch Sheller
Tina Hirsch Sheller, Assistant Professor of Visual and Material Culture
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
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 Education Office, through faculty and staff members, or on their own.
Major & Career Exploration
Graduate & Professional School
Alumni SpotlightJackson Gilman-Forlini ’12
Jackson Gilman-Forlini ’12
Read My Story
“My employer was looking for someone who studied historic preservation at the undergraduate level and there are few programs out there. Just by offering that program alone allowed me to be competitive in the job market.”