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CSAR 2600: Old & Green Restoration syllabus

CSAR 2600: Old & Green Restoration syllabus

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from Old & Green: Where Historic Preservation and Evironmental Conservation Overlap, Summer 2008, Master in Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture, Professor Barry Stiefel
from Old & Green: Where Historic Preservation and Evironmental Conservation Overlap, Summer 2008, Master in Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture, Professor Barry Stiefel

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Old & Green: Where HistoricPreservation and EnvironmentalConservation Overlap
Summer 2008
Dr. Barry Stiefel, Ph.D.
E-mail: bstiefel@tulane.edu,Phone (emergency) 734-223-0319
Course Description:
When thinking about environmental conservation we tend to focus on protecting naturalecosystems, preserving animal habitats, and safeguarding air, water, and soil quality.However, many of our most important cultural and historical artifacts are firmlyembedded in our natural and built environments. Furthermore, many of our mosttreasured historic sites, buildings, and landscapes are part of the environment and/orincorporate the fundamental components of green building and sustainable planning thatare needed to protect it. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction on whereHistoric Preservation and Environmental Conservation overlap in practice and theory.My objective is to acquaint the historic preservationist with environmental conservation
2and the environmental conservationist with historic preservation; however, those who donot claim to be students in either one of these subjects will also find this class interesting.
Class Location:
Online at http://mytulane.blackboard.com. Meeting is in your own time on a computer atleast once per week for class discussion. All class deadlines will be based on the CentralTime Zone where Tulane University is located. Interactive syllabus located athttp://studentweb.tulane.edu/~bstiefel/OnlineOld&Green_files/OnlineOld&Green.htm
Class Texts:
All books can be ordered online, such as atTulane Online Bookstore, Amazon.com,Borders.com, etc. Also, try checking your local library and/or Inter Library Loan (this isthe cheapest option).Worldcat.orgis a great place to check to see what local librarieshave the books that you need as well as to conduct research for your assignments.1.
Our Ecological Footprint: Reducing Human Impact on the Earth (New CatalystBioregional Series) (Paperback ISBN: 086571312X) by Williams E. Rees, MathisWackernagel (Author), Phil Testemale.2.
The Antiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation,And Nature Conservation (Paperback ISBN 0816525617) by David Harmon.3.
All other readings will be posted on Blackboard or the World Wide Web.
Prerequisites for Taking an Internet-Based Course:
Each student enrolled in an Internet-based course will need:
(students are welcome to use any of the open campus computer labs);
Minimum computer capabilities
(see “Minimum Computer Requirements” section);
An interest
in utilizing the Internet as a distance education mode;
– with an online course, students need to take the initiative to review theon-line course materials, keep up with the reading and project assignments, andparticipate in the on-line discussions; and
Adequate written communication skills
to communicate effectively through themediums of essay submissions, e-mail, and “chat” discussions. (While the Instructor forInternet-based courses is available almost “on-demand” through e-correspondence and e-office hours, being comfortable with written communication is an imperative for distanceeducation students.)
Minimum Computer Requirements:
3This online course utilizes Tulane University's Blackboard course software. In turn, theminimum computer system recommendations for using Blackboard software include thefollowing. [Note: The Blackboard software platform may work on a computer that doesnot meet these minimum recommendations but using a lesser system could result in slowor problematic student access.]
Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, ME or XP; MacOS 9 or MacOSX
64 MB or RAM and 1 G of free disk space
Internet Explorer 5.5 or Netscape 4.78 (enable JavaScript and Cookies)
56 K (but a DSL connection is recommended for viewing video clips)
Tulane University e-mail and Blackboard accounts
(along with the knowledge of how to send and receive e-mail) [Note: All newly admitted students will beautomatically assigned a Tulane University e-mail account (your user name will besent to you by mail and your password will be your social security number, withoutthe dashes). If you are having trouble accessing your Tulane.edu e-mail orBlackboard accounts please contact the Computer Help Desk, at (504) 862-8888,during business hours.]
Basic computer knowledge
(including knowledge of word processing, printing files,downloading files, uploading files, etc.)
Course Requirements and Grading:
Case Study Paper, 20% of Grade:
Select a case study to research and report on in a 6-8page paper. Topic is open to your choosing but the Instructor must approve it. This paperis due on the second to the last week of the semester. Student’s can either form their owngroups or individuals may contact the Instructor for assistance in finding a partner. Allpapers are to be double-spaced with 12-point font and submitted electronically to me bye-mail. The papers will be electronically submitted to me for grading as well as posted onBlackboard and become part of the class discussion.**
 If students prefer, they may form groups of 2-3 people to work on a group Case StudyPaper. The group must inform the Instructor of their decision, who the members are fortheir group, and the topic. If choosing this option, the paper must be 10-12 pages inlength. Only one member of each group needs to submit the paper but every member of the group must submit a description (1-2 paragraphs) of their involvement with thegroup, their contribution to the paper, and evaluate their other group members. ** Midterm Paper
25% of Grade
: A 6-8 page paper on the history and theory of historicpreservation and environmental conservation. You must include concepts from TheAntiquities Act: A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and NatureConservation as well as your own research
Please include in this paper discussion onhow these two movements/histories/theorems compared and contrasted with each other.The papers will be electronically submitted to me for grading as well as posted onBlackboard and become part of the class discussion.
Participation on Blackboard Course Discussion, 25% of Grade
: Each individual in thecourse will be expected to participate in the class discussion on Blackboard. For each

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