- Learn to read and interpret evidence of present and past buildings and landscapes through historical documents, visual sources, oral history, and material objects.
- Learn to engage public audiences in the communication of historical narratives through written, visual, oral, and changing technological means.
- Develop a foundational understanding of American architectural and urban history that will allow students to adequately contextualize and interpret any site from colonization to the present.
- Practice the skills of research and analysis required to think critically about evidence, arguments, and interpretations, including the ways that race, class, sex, and gender structure the stories we tell.
- Strengthen the ability to write clearly and speak publicly about the subjects researched as a way of educating and engaging a range of audiences, including the general public.
- Learn the basic skills of strategic management for non-profits with history and preservation missions (e.g., strategic planning, budgeting, project management, program and event planning, collections management).
- Utilize the emerging Preservation Clinic, Interpretation Lab, and next generation of the Fine Artsbased Monument Lab project for practicum coursework and internship experience.
Public History of the Built Environment Required Electives
Fall (even year)
|CPLN 5000||Introduction to City & Regional Planning||1 cu|
|HSPV 5310*||American Domestic Interiors|
|HSPV 5380||Cultural Landscapes & Landscape Preservation|
|Spring Year 1||HSPV 5340||Public History: Theory and Practice||1 cu|
|Fall (odd year)||HSPV 6060**||Historic Site Management||1 cu|
|Spring Year 2
|HSPV 6200||Seminar in American Architecture||1 cu|
|HSPV 6380||Special Topics in Historic Preservation Seminar|
*only offered even years
**only offered odd years