Coordinator: Jon Marcoux, Ph.D.
Cultural and Historic Preservation (CHP) is a polydisciplinary major encompassing such diverse fields as architectural history, preservation planning, archaeology, materials conservation, and cultural resources management. When possible, classes make extensive use of opportunities for hands-on learning in the living laboratories of the Salve Regina campus and the city of Newport.
CHP courses help students develop skills in the analysis of material culture and the built environment, critical thinking about what historic preservation is, and writing about the relationships between the past the present and the future. Laboratory and studio courses require active participation in preservation projects extending beyond the bounds of the classroom. A summer field school in historical archaeology offers an additional opportunity for students to hone their skills. CHP students are encouraged to participate in international study as part of their education in order to gain a comparative understanding about how preservation works elsewhere in the world. The program works to further the Mission of Salve Regina by imparting to students an understanding that preservationists are stewards of the best of the human built environment, and that cultural and historic preservation are tools for cultivating justice and the enduring values upheld by the University. A required internship provides students the opportunity to further the work of preservation within the local community. Most CHP courses are open to students from all majors with no prerequisites. CHP 490 Senior Thesis in CHP is only open to senior majors.
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