Syllabus Bank

Interested in Historic Preservation courses? Developing courses yourself? Below, you’ll find a bank of syllabi shared by preservation programs from around the country. Please note:

  • Syllabi included here may be out of date. Please check with faculty/institutions if you need to be sure they are current.
  • Not all institutions chose to participate in this initiative. If you don’t find courses/schools you’re interested in here, please check our Academic Programs page for direct links to schools.
  • Faculty interested in sharing your syllabi? Please email AndrĂ©a Livi Smith to have your syllabi included.

 

School
Level
Course
Term
Topics
Belmont CollegeUHIS 1130: History of American Architecture IF 2013Architectural History
Belmont CollegeUBPR 1101: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory; Policy; Law
Belmont CollegeUBPR 1136: Building PathologyF 2013Building; Conservation
Belmont CollegeUBPR 1140: Mechanical SystemsSp 2013Building Trade; Fieldwork; Conservation; Sustainability
Belmont CollegeUBPR 2241: Decorative FinishesF 2012Building Trade; Conservation
Belmont CollegeUBPR 2242: WoodSp 2013Building Trade; Conservation
Belmont CollegeUCHM 1130: Chemistry for ConservatorsSp 2013Conservation
Belmont CollegeUBPR 2247: Stained GlassN/ABuilding Trade; Conservation
Belmont CollegeUHIS 1132: History of American Architecture IISp 2013Architectural History
Belmont CollegeUBPR 2244: Plaster and CompositionF 2013Building Trade; Conservation
Clatsop Community CollegeUARCH 215: History of Pacific Northwest ArchitectureSp 2012Architectural History
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 135/BLD 235: Blacksmithing I/Blacksmithing IIW 2014Building Trade; Fieldwork
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 207: Project ManagementN/ABuilding Trade
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 210: Historic Preservation IF 2012Preservation Theory
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 295: Historic Preservation and Restoration ProjectSp 2013Building Trade; Documentation; Fieldwork
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 101: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2011Preservation Theory
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 103: Residential Materials and MethodsW 2014Building
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 110: Construction Safety for Historic PreservationF 2013Building Trade
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 111: Tool Safety for Historic PreservationF 2013Building Trade
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 140: Printreading for ConstructionF 2013Drafting
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 151: Building CodesSp 2011Building; Policy
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 206: Green BuildingF 2012Building; Sustainability
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 229: Historic Building DocumentationF 2013Documentation; Fieldwork
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 222: Documentation and DeconstructionF 2010Building; Documentation; Fieldwork; Building Trade
Clatsop Community CollegeUDRF 150: Construction DrawingW 2014Drafting; Documentation; Fieldwork
Clatsop Community CollegeUDRF 213: Computer Aided Design IF 2013Drafting
Clatsop Community CollegeUDRF 214: Computer Aided Design IIW 2014Drafting
Clatsop Community CollegeUDRF 215: Computer Aided Design IIISp 2013Drafting
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 228: Faux Finish TechniquesW 2014Building Trade; Fieldwork
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 122: Floor FramingF 2009Building Trade
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 236: Historic Glass and Window GlazingF 2013Building Trade; Conservation
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 228: Historic Preservation Techniques: Finish WorkSp 2010Building Trade; Fieldwork; Conservation
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 236: Stained Glass Window RepairF 2013Building Trade; Conservation
Clatsop Community CollegeUBLD 228-D2: Historic Preservation Techniques: Woodwork RestorationW 2011Building Trade
Clemson University & College of CharlestonGHP 819 (HSPV 819): Investigation, Documentation, and Conservation (3) F 2011Documentation; Fieldwork; Conservation
Clemson University & College of CharlestonGHP 833 (HSPV 833): Cultural and Historic Landscape PreservationSp 2013Landscape; Documentation; Fieldwork
Clemson University & College of CharlestonGHP 801 (HSPV 620): Legal and Economic Issues in Historic PreservationSp 2014Law; Economics; Policy
College of CharlestonUHPCP 275: History of Land DesignF 2013Landscape; Architectural History; Material Culture; Planning
College of CharlestonUHPCP 298/ARTH 290: Autocad and Photoshop for PreservationistsN/ADocumentation
College of CharlestonUHPCP 199: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory; Planning; Architectural History; Landscape
College of CharlestonUHPCP 415: Senior Paper/Senior StudioSp 2013Landscape; Design; Documentation; Fieldwork; Planning
College of CharlestonUHPCP 375: Landscape Design StudioF 2013Documentation; Fieldwork
College of CharlestonUHPCP 420: Preservation Law and EconomicsSp 2014Law; Economics; Policy
College of CharlestonUHPCP 199: Introduction to Historic PreservationSp 2014Preservation Theory
College of CharlestonUHPCP 415: Senior Paper/Senior StudioF 2013Writing/Research; Tourism; Varies
College of CharlestonUHPCP 415: Senior Paper/Senior StudioSp 2014Writing/Research; Varies
Eastern Michigan UniversityGGHPR 620: Preservation Research TechniquesF 2013Documentation; Fieldwork
Eastern Michigan UniversityGGHPR 530: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory; Documentation
Eastern Michigan UniversityGGHPR 558: Adaptive Use of Historic StructuresW 2013Building; Fieldwork; Policy; Sustainability
Georgia State UniversityGFOLK 6020: American Folk CraftsF 2008Folklore; Material Culture; Architectural History
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 6920: Oral HistorySp 2010Oral History
Georgia State UniversityGFOLK 8200: FolkloreF 2009Folklore
Georgia State UniversityGANTH 8420: Public ArchaeologySum 2010Archaeology; Cultural Resource Management; Law
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 8620: Conservation of Historic Building MaterialsF 2010Conservation; Building; Documentation; Fieldwork
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 8630: American Built EnvironmentF 2008Architectural History
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 8640: Preservation PlanningSp 2009Planning; Documentation; Fieldwork
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 8700: Case Studies in Historic PreservationSp 2010Documentation; Fieldwork; Law; Policy
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 8890: Special Topics: Cultural Landscape PreservationF 2010Landscape; Policy; Documentation; Fieldwork
Georgia State UniversityGHIST 8600: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2008Preservation Theory; Policy; Documentation
Plymouth State UniversityGHPR 5700: Sustainability and Historic PreservationF 2013Sustainability; Building; Planning
S.E. Missouri State UniversityUHP100: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory
S.E. Missouri State UniversityUHP585: History of American ArchitectureF 2013Architectural History
S.E. Missouri State UniversityUHP860: Historic Preservation Field SchoolSum 2013Documentation; Fieldwork; Building Trade
S.E. Missouri State UniversityUHP589: Historic Preservation-Based Economic RevitalizationSp 2014Planning; Economics
S.E. Missouri State UniversityUHP580: History of American Building MaterialsSp 2013Building; Conservation
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1050: Structure PathologyN/ABuilding
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1040: Field Techniques and DocumentationN/ADocumentation; Fieldwork
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1340: Structural TheoryN/ABuilding
Savannah Technical CollegeUGRBT 1005: Green Building Construction TechniquesN/ABuilding Trade; Sustainability
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1020: Historic Preservation and Restoration History and TheoryN/APreservation Theory; Law; Policy
Savannah Technical CollegeUCOFC 1020: Professional Tool Use and SafetyN/ABuilding Trade
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1260: Mechanical SystemsN/ABuilding Trade
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1030: Architectural Print ReadingN/ADrafting
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2000: Advanced Material Sciences and MetalsN/ABuilding Trade
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2040: Material Science: Marbling, Graining, and WoodN/ABuilding Trade; Conservation
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2100: Material Science: Stained Glass and CeramicsN/ABuilding Trade; Conservation
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1010: Historical ResearchN/ADocumentation; Building
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2120: Preservation and Restoration Seminar and Culminating ProjectN/ALaw; Policy; Varies
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2080: Material Science: Wall Finishes and GildingN/ABuilding Trade; Conservation
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2020: Advanced Preservation SkillsN/ABuilding Trade
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1220: Traditional Building StylesN/AArchitectural History
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 2060: Material Science: Masonry and PlasterN/ABuilding Trade; Conservation
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1320: Architectural Landscaping in a Historic Restoration ProjectN/ALandscape; Documentation; Fieldwork
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1280: Doors, Windows, and RoofingN/ABuilding Trade
Savannah Technical CollegeUHLST 1060: Carpentry of BuildingsN/ABuilding Trade
Texas Tech UniversityGARCH 5502: Topical Studio: Preservation Studio: Forth Worh Community Art Center Preservation InterventionSp 2014Building; Design
Texas Tech UniversityGARCH 5321: Historic Building Technology and DocumentationSp 2014Building; Conservation; Documentation; Fieldwork
University of FloridaGDCP 6711: History of the Built Environment for Historic Preservation PracticeF 2013Architectural History; Policy; Law
University of FloridaGDCP 6710: History and Theory of Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory
University of FloridaGDCP 6715: Preservation Building TechnologyF 2013Building
University of FloridaGDCP 6943: Practicum in Historic PreservationF 2012Planning; Documentation; Fieldwork
University of FloridaGDCP 6211: Preservation Topics, Issues, and PracticeSp 2012Sustainability; Policy
University of FloridaGDCP 6716: Cultural Resource ManagementSp 2014Cultural Resource Management; Building; Sustainability; Law; Policy
University of FloridaGDCP 6712: Preservation Technology: Conserving Modern BuildingsSp 2012Conservation; Architectural History; Landscape; Policy; Building; Documentation
University of FloridaGDCP 6905: Independent StudySum 2012Varies
University of FloridaGDCP 6970: Research Master's ThesisSum 2012Writing/Research; Varies
University of FloridaGDCP 6730: Preservation PolicySp 2014Policy; Law
University of KentuckyGHP 601: Introduction to Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory; Policy; Law
University of KentuckyGHP 772: Urban Revitalization in the United States: History, Concepts, and TechniquesSp 2013Planning
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 360: International PreservationF 2011Policy; Law; Tourism
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 405: Survey and Preservation PlanningF 2013Planning; Documentation; Fieldwork
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 469: Laboratory in Preservation PlanningSp 2013Planning; Design
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 470: Historic Preservation Abroad (Paris, France)Sum 2013Architectural History; Planning; Policy
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 345: Computer Applications in Historic PreservationSp 2010Documentation; Drafting
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 361: Managing Cultural ResourcesF 2010Cultural Resource Management
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 461: Laboratory in Building ForensicsF 2010Building; Conservation; Fieldwork
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 467: Field Methods in ArchaeologySum 2010Archaeology; Fieldwork
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 463: Laboratory in Museum Design and InterpretationN/AMuseum Studies; Design
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 471LL: Preserving and Interpreting African American Sites and StructuresF 2006Architectural History; Landscapes; Fieldwork
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 462: Laboratory Methods in ArchaeologyF 2012Archaeology; Material Culture
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 471RR: Sustainability and Historic PreservationSp 2010Sustainability; Policy; Design
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 471X: Historic Preservation and Public MemoryF 2010Material Culture; Museum Studies; Documentation
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 471QQ: Heritage TourismF 2009Tourism
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 101: The American HeritageF 2013Preservation Theory; Architectural History; Documentation
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 209: Planning History and PracticeSp 2013Planning
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 471 VV: Urban DesignF 2012Planning; Design
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 102: Preserving Historic AmericaSp 2010Preservation Theory; Policy; Law
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 207: American ArchaeologySp 2010Archaeology
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 206: Introduction to American FolkloreF 2010Folklore; Material Culture; Oral History
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 303: Archives and SocietySp 2010Museum Studies
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 325: Vernacular Architecture in AmericaSp 2009Architectural History; Building
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 305: American BuildingSp 2010Building; Documentation; Fieldwork
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 205: Documentation and FieldworkF 2010Documentation; Fieldwork
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 308: Cultural Resource ManagementF 2010Cultural Resource Management
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 302: Preservation LawF 2010Law
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 208: Introduction to ConservationF 2012Conservation; Material Culture
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 200: Introduction to Museum StudiesF 2012Museum Studies
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 320: American Forms and ValuesF 2012Material Culture
University of Mary WashingtonUHISP 101: The American HeritageF 2012Preservation Theory; Architectural History; Archaeology; Documentation
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 4630: Building Conservation IISp 2014Building; Conservation
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 597D: History and Theory of Historic PreservationF 2013Preservation Theory; Policy; Law
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 597E: American Building, 17th-20th CenturiesN/AArchitectural History; Documentation
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 597F: Researching Historic StructuresS 2014Documentation; Fieldwork
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 597S: Social History of New England ArchitectureSp 2014Architectural History; Landscape; Fieldwork
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 697N: Cultural Resource ManagementSp 2014Cultural Resource Management; Policy
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 597L: Structural and Mechanical SystemsF 2011Building
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 697K: Green Building and Historic PreservationF 2012Sustainability; Building
University of MassachusettsGARCH-DES 597M: Architectural Materials Testing IF 2011Conservation; Building
University of OregonGAAAP 545: The Economics of Historic PreservationSp 2013Economics; Policy
University of OregonGAmerican Architecture from a Preservation Perspective IIW 2013Architectural History; Landscape; Material Culture
University of OregonGAAAP 510: Adaptive Reuse of Historic Buildings and LandscapesF 2012Building; Landscape; Documentation; Fieldwork; Policy
University of OregonGAAAP 510: Building Pathology: WoodSp 2013Building; Conservation
University of OregonGAAAP 521: American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective IF 2013Architectural History; Landscape; Material Culture
University of OregonGAAAP 510: Historical Archaeology in Historic PreservationW 2014Archaeology
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 551: Conservation Methods and MaterialsN/AConservation; Building; Material Culture
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 553: History of American Architecture and UrbanismF 2012Architectural History; Planning
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 552: Introduction to Historic Site DocumentationF 2012Documentation; Fieldwork
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 549: Fundamentals of Heritage ConservationF 2012Preservation Theory; Policy; Law
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 550: Heritage Conservation Policy and PlanningSp 2012Policy; Planning
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 543: Research MethodsF 2013Writing/Research
University of Southern CaliforniaGARCH 404: Topics in Modern Architecture in Southern CaliforniaSp 2012Architectural History; Planning; Documentation
University of VermontGHP 206: Researching Historic Structures and SitesN/ADocumentation; Fieldwork
University of VermontGHP 303: InternshipN/AVaries
University of VermontGHP 304: Contemporary Preservation Policy and PlanningN/APreservation Theory; Policy; Planning
University of VermontGHP 306: Architectural Conservation IN/AConservation; Building
University of VermontGHP 307: Architectural Conservation IIN/AConservation; Building
University of VermontGHP 397: Special Readings and Research N/AWriting/Research; Varies

NCPE’s Objectives

  • Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the United States and elsewhere;
  • Coordinating efforts related to preservation education with public and private organizations and interested individuals;
  • Facilitating the collection, exchange and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education;
  • Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education.