RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Section: 002 History Goes Green: Historic Preservation, Sustainability, and the Environment
Term: FA 2010
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Today, it’s easy to get the impression that only new technologies can solve environmental problems. But in fact many tools and techniques of the past can help achieve sustainability goals. The built environment is an important example, given the massive energy usage, potentially toxic materials, waste generation, and disposal costs of new construction. As preservationists like to say, the greenest building is the one that’s already built. In this course, students will learn about the history of the preservation movement and its many connections with environmentalism. Case studies and field trips will combine local history with hands-on experiences in historic preservation.

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
38719
Open
2
 
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Tu 2:30PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
P
46272
Closed
0
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
003 (SEM)
P
46273
Open
10
 
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TuTh 3:00PM - 4:30PM
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ISBN: 9780865475878
Cradle to cradle : remaking the way we make things, Author: McDonough, William., Publisher: North Point Press 2002
Required
ISBN: 0415779383
Pragmatic sustainability : theoretical and practical tools, Publisher: Routledge 2010
Required
ISBN: 041596539X
Place, race, and story : essays on the past and future of historic preservation, Author: Kaufman, Ned., Publisher: Routledge 2009
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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