HISP - Historic Preservation

HISP200 The Everyday and the American Environment (3 Credits)

An introduction to the theories of the everyday within the context of the American built environment. Focuses primarily on the American experience of underrepresented, minority, and/or immigrant communities; both historical and contemporary. Attempts to challenge what is meant by American in describing the American everyday built environment.Also offered as: HISP615.

HISP205 American Idols? Introducing Historic Preservation (3 Credits)

A critical introduction to the history, theory, and current issues of historic preservation in the U.S. Focus will be on four primary questions: What is historic preservation? How is preservation practiced in the U.S.? Why do we preserve, or what are some of the reasons to save parts of the built environment? Who benefits from preservation? Examination of texts, scholarly articles, and contemporary news articles used as basis for discussions about the implications of preservation policy within the plural society of the United States.

Credit Only Granted for: HISP205 or HISP100.

Formerly: HISP100.

HISP319 Special Topics in Historic Preservation (1-6 Credits)

Students will explore technical aspects of preservation taught by practitioners whose expertise are of special benefit to undergraduate students.

Repeatable to: 12 credits.