The Historic Preservation Option is a broad interdisciplinary program that focuses on the identification, interpretation, and rehabilitation of the historic built environment including buildings, structures, neighborhoods, and landscapes. Historians typically work in administrative or consulting positions using their historical training to research and evaluate the significance of architecture to its historic context.

Effective Fall 2011

Required Courses
HIST 354American Architectural History3
HIST 501Historical Method: Historiography3
HIST 503Historical Method: Preservation3
HIST 511Reading Seminar: U.S. to 18773
HIST 512Reading Seminar: U.S. Since 18773
HIST 502Historical Method: Archives3
or HIST 504 Historical Method: Museums
Select two of the following courses: 6
Reading Seminar-Europe to 1815
Reading Seminar-Europe Since 1815
Reading Seminar: Africa
Reading Seminar: Latin America
Reading Seminar: Middle East
Reading Seminar: East Asia
Reading Seminar: South Asia
Reading Seminar--World Environmental History
HIST 586Practicum3
or HIST 587 Internship
HIST 611Research Seminar: United States3
or HIST 640 Research Seminar: State and Local History
Electives 16
Program Total Credits:36

A minimum of 36 credits are required to complete this program. 

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HIST and/or non-HIST courses numbered 300-699, chosen in consultation with advisor.