Coordinator: Robert Russell, Ph.D.
Cultural and Historic Preservation (CHP) is an interdisciplinary major encompassing architectural history, archival research, archaeology, and preservation planning. Classes make extensive use of opportunities for handson learning in the living laboratories of the Salve Regina campus and the city of Newport.
CHP courses foster 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. Courses designated as laboratory courses require active participation in a defined preservation project extending beyond the bounds of the classroom. Summer field schools in historical archaeology and architectural survey offer additional opportunities for students to hone their skills. The CHP program takes an explicitly global approach to preservation; students are encouraged to participate in international study as part of their education. The program supports the Mission of Salve Regina through active faculty and student engagement with issues of social justice in historic preservation. Myriad opportunities exist for students to work on preservation projects within the local community.
Most CHP courses are open to students from all majors with no prerequisites. CHP490: Senior Thesis in CHP is only open to senior majors who have completed CHP 350 .
Program and Course Listings
The University confers undergraduate degrees in the following disciplines:Minor
The University offers a number of single discipline and interdisciplinary minors which students may complete to enhance their education.
CoursesCultural and Historic Preservation