The American Built Environment

HISP 105

This course introduces the principles of historic preservation through the study of sites, structures, buildings, and landscapes; and, by using the analytical tools of history, architectural history, and archaeology. The course primarily emphasizes architecture and the built environment. Through readings, lectures, slide presentations, and field observation of historic resources, the course helps students understand the history, development and cultural context of the American heritage that historic preservation seeks to identify, interpret, and protect.


Compare & Contrast: linear, massed, and compound plans
Architectural Element Scavenger Hunt
Compare & Contrast: Georgian architecture in New England and the Southern Colonies
Architectural Description
The American Identity Through Architecture