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    Historic Preservation Bachelor’s Degree Program

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    Historic Preservation Bachelor’s Degree Program Course Requirements

    Historic Preservation Bachelor’s Degree Program Course Requirements

    • AR 210 - Visual Communication Design I

      Working with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign, students continue their studies in text placement, color, layout and basic design, and learn to use external digital enhancements. Emphasis is placed on desktop publishing. Required for Graphic Design majors.

    • HIP 125 - Intr To Historic Preservation

      Introduces historic preservation in perspective to other public history professions. Provides grounding in the history, theory, philosophy, and practice of historic preservation with focus on how historical significance is determined culturally and architecturally. Historic preservation is an interdisciplinary field that relies upon a variety of disciplines, including archaeology, architecture, history, landscape studies, public policy, real estate development, and urban and rural planning. This class investigates the implications of those.

    • HIP 210 - Materials & Methods I

      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

      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

      This survey course examines architectural traditions from prehistory through contemporary design. The course introduces the many facets of architectural history that examine design, materiality, culture, problem-solving, theory, construction, social meaning, and significance. Due to the vastness of the built environment the course is primarily limited to significant works of western architecture. Incorporated discussions and exercises will address current and universal issues in architecture.

    • HIP 260 - Cad

      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.

    • HIP 270 - Codes & Requiremts

      Analysis of building and barrier free codes as they apply to the interior design process, based on the Ohio Basic Building Code and Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Prerequisites: INT 210.

    • HIP 325 - American Architecture

      This survey course examines American architecture from Colonial settlements to present day. The course introduces the many facets of architectural history including design, materiality, culture, problem-solving, theory, construction, social meaning, and significance. The relationship between high style and vernacular structures will be explored within their context. Incorporated discussions and exercises will address current and universal issues in architecture.

    • HIP 345 - Furniture History

      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

      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

    • HIP 425 - Documentation

      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. Prerequisite: Drafting/AutoCAD

    • HIP 450 - Issues

      Students explore contemporary preservation issues, advocacy strategies, and ethical standards in relation to the professional practice of preservation and public historyPrerequisite: HIP 589.

    • HIP 455 - Preservation Law

      This lecture/discussion course examines the history, theory, and practice of preserving historic resources through the United States legal system. Students analyze how laws are made in general; understand significant national, state, and local preservation law; explore legal strategies for protecting historic sites; and study preservation case law. Students examine fundamentals of legal protection for and regulation of historic cultural resources. Preservation is addressed in light of political systems that shape attitudes toward the historic environment.Prerequisite: HIP 589.

    • HIP 460 - Conservation Studio

      This 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.Prerequisite: HIP 589.

    • HIP 465 - Preservation Planning

      This 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; historic district and landmark designation; design review; roles of preservation agencies (local, state, and national); preservation economics, incentives, and tax credits; and public relations.

    • HIP 470 - Adaptive Re Use

      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.

    • HIP 475 - Academic Internship

      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.

    • PR 321 - Grants Writing

      Introduction to the role of the grant writer in the nonprofit sector. Emphasis on the ethics of fundraising and development and the attitudes and values associated with the act of asking for money. Provides an overview of the various types of fundraising. Opportunity to write a grant for a local nonprofit.

    • One of the following:
      • HIP 290 – Cleveland Sacred Landmarks
      • HIP 420 – World Sacred Landmarks

    To minor in Historic Preservation, you'll take the following classes:

    • HIP 125 – Intro to Historic Preservation
    • HIP 425 – Documentation
    • HIP 450 – Issues in Historic Preservation
    • HIP 455 – Preservation Law
    • HIP 465 – Preservation Planning
    • Three Historic Preservation electives from:
      • HIP 225 – Architectural History
      • HIP 325 – American Architecture
      • HIP 345 – Furniture History
      • HIP 355 – Cleveland Architecture
      • HI 290 – World Sacred Landmarks
      • HI 420 – Cleveland Sacred Landmarks

    In addition, undergraduate students are also required to complete the Ursuline Core Curriculum.