This course focuses on the development of a final, comprehensive project in historic preservation. Carried out in the second to last semester of registration, this course is an independent, applied research project investigating the preservation of a particular site or a specialized issue in historic preservation. Projects may be research or site-based at an advanced level of complexity and challenge. This capstone project challenges students to synthesize the applied and theoretical aspects of their preservation education. The project builds on the students’ core coursework, specialization through electives, and internship. The course also includes several group seminars during the semester to discuss project development and research strategies. Each student will be guided by two HISP faculty members (primary & secondary readers) – additional critics and consultants may also review student work. The course instructor acts as “second-reader” on the project committee.
An independent, applied research project investigating the preservation of a particular site or a specialized issue in historic preservation. This is part one of a two-semester sequence and involves developing the project proposal and bibliography.
Credit only granted for: HISP700 or HISP710. Formerly: HISP700.