Historic Preservation Curriculum
57 Hours to a new profession!
National Council for
Preservation Education Standards
The Ursuline College Program
in Historic Preservation is recognized by the National Council for Preservation
Education for fully meeting its standards for preservation
education degree programs. For a
chart relating the NCPE standards to the Ursuline curriculum, please scroll down
to the last section of this page.
Where classroom theory meets
real life experience.
This is an interdisciplinary
degree program where you'll immerse yourself in the community guided by
mentors. Courses actively involve you in Historic Preservation as you document
buildings and historic sites, then work with community and government leaders
to prepare plans for the preservation, redevelopment and adaptive reuse of
those sites. You will then write the grant applications needed to fund those
planned projects. Finally, you will document each portion of the process to
provide a historic record for the community and future generations.
Course of StudyStudents may also double major/minor. Art History and History are the two most popular doubles although many others, such as Business, also make sense.
Undergraduates may choose from three curriculum paths:
Major in Historic Preservation with 57 credit hours in HIP 125, 210, 220, 225, 260, 270, 325, 345, 355, 425, 450, 455, 460, 465, 470, 475; AR 210, PR 321 and HI 290 or 490
Minor in Historic Preservation with 24 hours including HIP 125, 425, 450, 455, 465, ID 120, and two classes from the following: HIP 225, 325, 345, 355, HI 290 or 490.
Bridge 5-Year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Historic Preservation
Undergraduate students majoring in Historic Preservation may apply to the bridge program in their junior year and will be accepted if they meet the criteria for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. These students will take the 18 credit hours of Bridge courses as part of their undergraduate degree and in so doing will have already completed that coursework. Only 9 credit hours of Foundation courses and 15 credit hours of Capstone courses will be required for graduation with a Masters.
Undergraduate Major courses - 39 credit hours
Undergraduate/Graduate Bridge courses - 18 credit hours
Graduate Foundation courses - 9 credit hours
Graduate Capstone courses - 15 credit hours
SAMPLE COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
|Fall Semester 1
||Spring Semester 1
|HiP 125 Introduction to HiP
||HiP 225 Architectural History
|HiP/Int 120 Architectural Drawing
||HiP/Int 160 CAD
||AR 210 Graphic Design I
|US 101 Introductory Seminary
||US 102 Introductory Seminar
|Fall Semester 3
||Spring Semester 4
|HiP/Int 210 Materials and Methods
||HiP/Int 279 Codes and Regulations
|HiP/Int 325 American Architecture
||HiP 355 Cleveland Architecture
|US 350 Introduction to Culture I
||US 351 Introduction to Culture II
|Fall Semester 5
||Spring Semester 6
|HiP 425/525 Documenting/Recording
||HiP/Int 340 Furniture History
|PR 321 Grants
||HiP 475 Internship
||HiP 460/560 Conservation Studio
|HiP/Hi 290 or HiP/Hi 420
||Int 340 Studio III
|Fall Semester 7
||Spring Semester 8
|HiP 450/550 Issues & Ethics
||HiP 465/465 Preservation Planning
|HiP 455/455 Preservation Law
||HiP 470/570 Adaptive ReUse
|US 401 Culminating Seminar
||1 credit hour student learning
||TOTAL: 128 CREDIT HOURS
Historic Preservation Audit Sheet (.pdf)
HIP 125 Introduction to Historic Preservation and Preserving Cultural Memory (3)
Introduces historic preservation in perspective to other public history professions. Provides a solid grounding in the history, theory, philosophy and practice of historic preservation with special focus on how historical significance is determined culturally and architecturally. Historic preservation is an interdisciplinary field that relies upon a broad variety of disciplines, including archaeology, architecture, history, landscape studies, public policy, real estate and business development, and urban and rural planning. This class briefly investigates the implications of those involvements.
HIP 210 Materials and Methods (3)
Students will become acquainted with construction and finish materials used in both historic and contemporary construction. Students will become acquainted with restoration methods underway in workshops, studios and on job sites. Under the guidance of master carpenters, glaziers, masons, decorative artists and other professionals, students are introduced to various restoration methods. Proper protection, tool care and usage, job site mobilization, scaffolding and rigging are covered.
HIP 220 Architectural Drawing (3)
This studio class is intended to equip the student with the terminology, knowledge and drafting skill required to record and create basic floor plans and elevations. Upon completion, students will know how to take field measurements and produce a scale drawing using conventional architectural nomenclature and technique.
HIP 225 Architectural History (3)
This course surveys the history of Western architecture from Classical Greece and Rome, through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Neoclassical period, Victorian and Modern. Upon completion, students will demonstrate skill in identifying styles and element using correct architectural terminology. Fieldwork is incorporated.
HIP 260 CAD (3)
This class uses architectural design software in order to produce and modify architectural drawings. Upon completion, students will demonstrate the ability to execute a floor plan and an elevation using computer-aided design.
Prerequisite: INT 120
HI 290 or HIP/HI 490 World Sacred Landmarks or Cleveland Sacred Landmarks (3)
Study of historic places of worship including the styles, elements, symbolism, relationship to the community and meaning. Field trips to sacred landmarks and their documentation will be a focus, in order to treat these structures as both historic landmarks and subjects for historic preservation methods. As part of the minor in Sacred Landmarks, the Sacred Arts Inventory Project of the Catholic Diocese and the Center for Sacred Landmarks, students may substitute formal documentation of stained glass windows for a portion of the coursework.
HIP 325 American Architecture (3)
This course surveys the 400 years of American architecture, beginning with the Colonies in the 17th century and concluding with the present. Students will understand high-style and vernacular architecture in America and demonstrate the ability to identify styles, understand construction and materials, and societal values. Field study will be an important aspect of the class.
HIP 345 Furniture History (3)
The goal of this class is to enable students to identify styles of furniture and furnishings in Europe and America from Classical Greece to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the modern periods and students will be able to match appropriate furniture with any architectural style or building form.
HIP 355 Cleveland Architecture (3)
Students will read about and visit buildings in Cleveland and the neighboring communities. In addition to knowledge about Cleveland, students will gain an understanding of Midwestern architectural forms and variations, including vernacular styles.
Prerequisites: HIP 225 or 325
HIP 475 Internship (3)
The purpose is to give students experience with the profession of historic preservation. By placing them with an agency or individual preservationist, students will learn directly from experience and from professionals in the field.
Prerequisite: Permission of the Director
BRIDGE COURSES NUMBERED 425 THROUGH 470 ARE CROSSLISTED WITH CORRESPONDING 500-LEVEL NUMBERS. UNDERGRADUATES ENROLLING IN THE MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAM THROUGH THE BRIDGE SHOULD TAKE THESE COURSES AT THE 500-LEVEL TO EARN BOTH THEIR BACHELORS AND MASTERS DEGREES IN AS LITTLE AS FIVE YEARS.
HIP 425/525 Documenting and Recording Historical Properties (3)
Students employ techniques for analyzing, documenting, and recording the details of historic architecture and interiors using field investigation, interpretation of architectural evidence, construction chronology, restoration analysis, preparation of measured drawings, basic graphic representation and photography.
HIP 450/550 Issues and Ethics in Preserving Cultural Memory (3)
Students explore contemporary preservation issues, advocacy strategies and ethical standards in relation to the professional practice of preservation and public history.
HIP 455/555 Preservation Law (3)
This lecture/discussion course examines the history, theory, and practice of preserving historic resources through the United States legal system. Students will analyze how laws are made in general; understand significant national, state and local preservation law; explore legal strategies for protecting historic sites and districts; investigate building codes and finance; and study preservation case law. Students examine the fundamentals of legal protection for and regulation of historic cultural resources. Preservation is addressed in light of political systems that shape contemporary attitudes toward the historic environment.
HIP 460/560 Conservation Studio (3)
This lecture/discussion/studio course covers the identification, conservation, and restoration of historic building materials (wood, stone, brick, concrete, steel) plus architectural, furniture and decorative arts finishes (paints, varnishes, glazes, gilding, plating, coatings, etc.) their history (especially in America), and their components and applications. Appropriate conservation strategies and techniques are demonstrated. Students participate in discussions on the ethics and philosophy of surface conservation.
HIP 465/565 Preservation Planning (3)
This lecture/discussion course examines practical and philosophical issues in planning for preservation and the methods for project implementation. Among the topics included are preservation surveys, zoning and conservation ordinances, easements, building codes, historical district and landmark designation, design review, roles of preservation agencies (local, state, and national), preservation economics/incentives/tax credits and public relations.
HIP 470/570 Adaptive ReUse (3)
This studio course presents specific historic sites in need of rehabilitation for continued use. Students are responsible for researching a site, conducting feasibility studies, and generating design criteria goals and solutions. Particular emphasis is given to the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Rehabilitation of Historic Structures. Students combine design and drawing skills with technical knowledge in order to solve problems in creative, appropriate, and economical ways.
Electives/Special Topics/Independent Studies/Practicums/Internships (vary)
Elective offerings vary according to student interests, projects, issues, and local opportunities. These have previously included: Czech Your Public History; History of Architecture; Historic American Building Survey (HABS); Historic Interior Objects; Sacred Landmarks; and Western Reserve History Through Place.
The National Council on
Preservation Education has extended full membership to the Ursuline College
Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Historic Preservation for fully meeting its standards
for preservation education degree programs.
URSULINE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AS
THEY RELATE TO STANDARDS SET BY THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PRESERVATION EDUCATION
|NCPE RECOMMENDATIONS||URSULINE COURSEWORK||CREDIT HOURS|
|1. History of the designed environment, |
architecture, urban development,
landscape architecture, and/or material
|HiP 225 Architectural History; |
HiP 325 American Architecture;
HiP 355 Cleveland Architecture or Hip 488
History Through Place
|3, 3, 3|
|2. History and theory of preservation||HiP 125 Intro; |
Issues and Ethics
|3. Documentation and recording|
|AR210 Visual Comm; HiP 220 Architectural Drawing; |
HiP 260 CAD;
|3, 3, 3|
|4. Internship, practicum, or apprenticeship||HiP 475 Internship||3|
|5. Design Issues: appropriateness, |
exterior/interior concerns, effect on
|HiP 345 Furniture History or |
|6. Technological issues: history, evaluation|
in building materials and systems
|HiP 210 Materials & Methods; |
|7. Economic issues: marketing principles,|
public/private finance, property
management, budget preparation
|PR 321 Grant Writing||3|
|8. Legal issues: constitutional law,|
preservation case law, regulatory
legislation and administration at the
|9. Planning issues: zoning, strategic|
planning, housing, social aspects of real
estate development, archeological and
|10. Curatorial issues: site development,|
|11. Additional Coursework||HI 290 or 490||3|