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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program / Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program Course Requirements | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

    Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program


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    Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program

    Course Requirements

    Master of Arts in Historic Preservation Program Course Requirements

    • HIP 500 - Research Methods I

    • HIP 501 - Methods II

    • HIP 502 - Grant 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. Student will write a proposal for a grant in Historic Preservation. The grant with complete budgetary information and time frame must be worthy of being funded in order to receive credit.

    • HIP 504 - Survey & Nomination

    • HIP 525 - 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: HIP 500, 589, and 523 Drafting/AutoCAD

    • HIP 550 - Issues & Ethics

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

    • HIP 555 - Preservation Law

      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 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 560 - 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 565 - 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.Prerequisite: HIP 589

    • HIP 570 - Adaptive Reuse

      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

    • HIP 589 - Foundations Prsvng Cult Memry

      This course introduces historic preservation in perspective to other public history professions. It provides a 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 broad variety of fields, 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 600 - Thesis

      The final degree requirement is a research-intensive master

    • HIP 601 - Thesis II

      The final degree requirement is a research-intensive master