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Historic Preservation Track

Historic Preservation Option

Plan C


 CoriAnn and Rebekah working on the Gardner House.


While firmly grounded in the folk studies curriculum, the historic preservation option introduces students to the multiple facets of historic preservation and cultural conservation theory and practice. Internships with a variety of local, regional, and national institutions will also provide opportunity for practical work experience in historic preservation.

 Degree  Requirements—36 hours

Required Courses—24 hours

The following three courses must be taken in the first year:

FLK 577 Folklore Theory

FLK 578 Folklore Fieldwork

FLK 569 Folklore Genres

At least two of the following genre courses:

FLK 561 Folk Arts and Technology

FLK 571 Folk Narrative

FLK 575 Folk Belief

The following courses are required:

FLK 470G Museum Procedures and Preservation Techniques

FLK 464G Vernacular Architecture

FLK 560 Cultural Conservation

Choice of thesis or non-thesis track:

Thesis track—12 hours**

FLK 599 Thesis Research and Writing

6 hours of electives chosen with advisor’s approval

Non-thesis track—12 hours

FLK 589 Internship (1-3 hours) or FLK 586 Capstone (1-3 hours)

11 hours of electives chosen with advisor’s approval

 portfolio of professional-level work

The student must also pass a comprehensive written examination based on course work and a program reading list and submit a web portfolio of professional-level work for the degree.

**The thesis in the Historic Preservation track must be directly relevant to the track.

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 Last Modified 9/20/17