The course is an overview of the interdisciplinary paradigms, principles, and programs in the field of heritage conservation ranging from local to international contexts.  It addresses the conservation of cultural resources generally and the built environment specifically by introducing students to the terms, concepts, and philosophical foundations of heritage conservation, as well as the legal, regulatory, economic development tools, and treatment standards for historic properties.  The course includes regular readings, guest speakers, field trips, graduate student presentations, and follows a seminar format where everyone participates in discussion.

  • Understand the terms, concepts, and philosophical foundations of heritage conservation.
  • Understand the legal, regulatory, and economic development tools of heritage conservation;
  • Understand the treatment standards for historic properties.
  • Be aware of geographic, cultural, technological, economic, and political factors that shape the built environment and its preservation.
Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E