Major in Cultural and Historic Preservation (B.A.)

Our cultural and historic preservation curriculum fosters skills in the analysis of material culture and the built environment, critical thinking about the discipline and writing about the relationships between the past and the present. To earn the bachelor’s degree, students take a minimum of 15 courses (45 credits).

Required courses:

  • Anthropology: Interpreting Cultural Differences
  • Principles of Historic Preservation
  • Practices of Historic Preservation
  • Historical Archaeology: Material Culture in Everyday Life
  • American Architecture Survey
  • World Heritage Management
  • Researching Historic Properties
  • Writing about Historic Preservation
  • Senior Thesis in Cultural and Historic Preservation
  • Two of the following: Newport Through Its Architecture I: 1639-1860, Newport Through Its Architecture II: 1860 to Present or Social Theory
  • Two of the following history courses: History of the United States to 1877, History of the United States Since 1877, American Immigrant Experience, American Economic History or Urban America