Historic Preservation

Mary Hill Cole, coordinator
Edmund Potter

The historic preservation minor introduces students to basic principles and techniques of historic preservation. It provides historical and academic background to understand major architectural styles and their connection with cultural history from the time of their development. Staunton’s sophisticated and successful historic preservation movement provides a good laboratory setting.

Requirements for the Minor in Historic Preservation

24 semester hours
ARTH/HIST 222
HISP/ARTH 226
BUAD 200
One art history course at the 200- or 300-level. ARTH 232 recommended
Two of the following: HIST 211, HIST 212, HIST 213, HIST 230, or HIST 302
Two of the following: ARTH 208, BUAD 230, COMM 240, or COMM 260

Historic Preservation Course Description

226 Historic Preservation (3 s.h.) (C, R)
This course explores the history and changing philosophy of the preservation movement from 1820 to the present.   Emphasis is placed on the interaction between communities and their built environment.  The course also explores how cultural, economic, legal, and governmental factors define preservation today. Each student completes a project documenting a structure that is more than fifty years old. Cross listed as ARTH 226.