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    Fall 08 Schedule

    Gregory Dowell
    Aug 25, '08 10:17 PM EST

    Day 1, done! I wish there was something that could be done about the first day of class as they always seem so useless. I guess its the nature of the beast that a small introduction and handing out of syllabi is the best way to get every one grounded before we hit the ground running.

    As its been for 5 years the schedule is pretty much the same. Its just the classes that change. Per usual Monday and Wednesday are loaded with classes while Tuesday and Thursday are light. Again studio is the only class on Friday. Here’s what my week at a glance looks like.


    9-10:50 ARCH 542 Documentation and Registration of Historic Properties

    11-12:15 ARCH 652 Research Methods

    1-4:50 ARCH 506 Historic Preservation Design Studio


    11-12:15 ARCH 559 Professional Practicum


    9-10:50 ARCH 547 Historic Preservation Technology

    11-12:15 ARCH 652 Research Methods

    1-4:50 ARCH 506 Historic Preservation Design Studio


    Same as Tuesday.


    1-4:50 ARCH 506 Historic Preservation Design Studio

    When its all said it done its 16 credit hours.

    It looks like I have 5 required books for this semester. Surprisingly they all seem reasonably priced (as far as books go). I always search for cheap used copies online, before heading to the bookstore and hopefully finding used copies there. Maybe its just a sign that I don’t use the “required” texts as much as I should, but I have a book shelf full of “required” texts from the previous 5 years and they all look brand spanking new.

    One of the texts is the The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Buildings which is required for both my HP electives. It seems to be available for free as a PDF download from the National Park Service website. Looks like I’ll be pretty familiar with these standards and guidelines by the end of the semester.

    In other news it was a good first weekend back in Muncie. With the help of my parents I got moved into my new place with little hassle on Friday. Then Saturday I got reacquainted with my architecture friends when I attended a cookout hosted by a summer co-worker (who will be a 4th year) and then later in the night at a full blown welcome back to college party- the type where the details are best left to those in attendance and to your imagination.

    I’ll keep you posted on my thoughts, feelings, expectations, so on and so forth of my classes as the week progresses.

    You'll definitely get to know me as the semester progresses but if you want a quick understanding of who I am and where I'm coming from then please check out Beavers and Ducks and CadaverBlender.

    Until next time, cheers!

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