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Historic Preservation (Certificate)

Are you interested in the stewardship and future of historic buildings and structures? Then Salem's courses in Historic Preservation, available beginning fall 2010, may be of interest to you. You may choose to minor in this subject area OR earn your certificate. Drawing upon the wealth of Salem's historic setting...

Heather Fearnbach, coordinator

A Certificate in Historic Preservation is offered for students who are interested in the stewardship and future of historic buildings and structures.  Students will develop skills in analysis and critical thinking as they investigate ways in which preservation affects communities.

Drawing upon the wealth of Salem’s historic setting, students will develop knowledge and skills in the history and theory of historic preservation; methods of documentation and recordation; issues related to sustainable design; and the ways in which history is portrayed to public audiences outside of academic settings.

Requirements (5 courses)

  • PRSV 230. Historic Preservation (cross-listed with ARTI 206) One course

  • ARTI 248. History of Interior Design One course

  • HIST 211. Public History One course

  • PRSV 240. Preservation-Sensitive Practices and Techniques One course

  • PRSV 270. Internship in Historic Preservation One course

Students may transfer up to two credits earned prior to admission to the certificate program with the approval of the program director.