MHP Course Descriptions
Contemporary historic preservation practice is framed by several accepted, and occasionally challenged, principles, and employs a large number of preservation ‘tools’ and methods. In this course, students develop an understanding of these principles and practices through study of their historical evolution, from the nineteenth century to passage of the 1966 National Historic Preservation Act, and beyond. The contribution of individuals and civic organizations, and of local, state and federal governments are considered. Key programs, especially the National Register of Historic Places, and the expanding definition of ‘historic resource’ are discussed in detail.
Introduction to basic manual and computerized drafting skills and the application of Adobe Photoshop.