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2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
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PRES 331 - Historic Construction Materials and Assemblies


Cross-Listed with: PRES 531  
Major: BS in Preservation Studies
Delivery: Lecture
This course is an introductory overview to the historic materials, art, and technology of building construction spanning selected culture regions of what is now the United States. Students will survey materials and methods used in building construction including foundation, frame, wall, floor, roof, enclosure, and interior and exterior finish treatments and materials. The emphasis in the course is on the use of materials from technical, design, and sociocultural perspectives and using historic material to trace the evolution of building activities. Coursework includes analysis of the political economies, cultural traditions, and bodies of design knowledge that informed material and technology choices. Minimum Passing Grade: D

3 credits
Fall



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