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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of History

Sample Class Meetings

Charleston Architecture

  • Lecture and walking tour of the historic district of Charleston
  • The Nathaniel Russell House as a Case Study of Restoration



 African-American Heritage

  • Interpreting Slavery at the Aiken-Rhett House
  • Preserving African-American Heritage at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture
  • Tour of Old Slave Mart Museum
  • Planning the International African American Museum



The Public and Private Sectors

  • Preservation Planning in Municipal Government with Department of Design, Development and Preservation for the City of Charleston
  • Private Sector in Preservation and Adaptive Use
  • Restoration and the Private Sector with Meadors Construction Company




  • Historic Charleston Foundation: Current Issues
  • Preservation Society of Charleston: Current Issues
  • Southern Regional Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation: Current Issues



Landscapes and Environments

  • Drayton Hall as a Case Study of Preservation
  • Landscape Interpretation and Historic Site Interpretation: Charles Towne Landing, State Historic Site



Maritime Preservation 

  • Tour of Fort Sumter National Monument and the Liberty Square Visitor Center
  • Visit to The Hunley and the Warren Lasch Conservation Center