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