University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program

Current Students: MS Degree Requirements (Eugene)

Historic Preservation students in forest

Currently enrolled Master of Science degree candidates will follow these curriculum requirements to complete their degree in historic preservation while based at the UO campus in Eugene.

The Graduate School requires that a total of 24 credits be taken for letter grades in residence at the University of Oregon. This requirement applies to all core courses (17 credits) and all three of the architectural history courses (12 credits).

Students must maintain a GPA of 3.00 or higher; the lowest accepted passing grade for any graduate level course is a B-.

Students who do not follow the required core sequence and prerequisites will be deemed as not making satisfactory progress toward their degree by the Historic Preservation Committee (unless prior approval has been secured by the program director).

The Graduate School requires that a student be registered for a minimum of 3 credits each term in order to maintain continuing status as an enrolled graduate student. In cases where a student is receiving financial aid or holding a graduate fellowship, additional credits are required.

In summary, the number of credits for required classes, electives, internship, and research are:

Core courses

17

Architectural history courses (three course minimum)

12

Focal Area Courses (five course minimum)

18

Individualized study:

 

     Practicum/internship

  5

     Independent research

  2

Thesis or terminal project

12

Electives

  7

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

73

CORE COURSES (17 CREDITS)
 

The understanding of preservation theory and practice provides a solid foundation for historic preservation professionals. The following courses are designed to provide that basis.

AAAP 511   Introduction to Historic Preservation (3 credits)**
AAAP 531   National Register Nomination  (3 credits)
AAAP 541   Legal Issues in Preservation (3 credits) OR AAAP 510 Preservation

                    Economics (3 credits) OR AAAP 515 Transportation and Preservation***
AAAP 551   Historic Survey and Inventory Methodology (3 credits)
AAAP 610   Thesis Proposal~ (2 credits)
AAAP 508   Workshop: Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School (2 credits)

**AAAP 511 is a prerequisite for AAAP 531.
***Legal Issues in Preservation, Preservation Economics, and Transportation & Preservation may also count towards focal area course requirements if not taken as a core requirement.
~ indicates an experimental course, which means the course is under development and has not yet received formal acceptance to the curriculum.

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY COURSES (12 CREDITS)

The field of historic preservation requires a solid foundation in the historical development of cultural resources. The following courses contribute to the basic understanding of historical and cultural processes and technological innovations that shape our built environment. At least two of these courses must be taken from the AAAP 521–523 series, American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective. All three courses taken to fulfill the required 12 credits in architectural history must be taken for a letter grade.

AAAP 521   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective I (4 credits)
AAAP 522   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective II (4 credits)
AAAP 523   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective III (4 credits)
AAAP 510   American Common Houses (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   American Building Construction History (4 credits) ~*

AAAP 510   Interpreting Vernacular Settings (4 credits) ~*
ARH   510   Modern Architecture (4 Credits) ~*
ARH   563   Native American Architecture (4 credits)
ARH   567   Chicago Architecture (4 credits)
ARH   568   Oregon Architecture (4 credits)
ARH   578   History of Landscape Architecture II (3 credits) *

IARC  574   History of Interior Architecture I (3 credits)
IARC  575   History of Interior Architecture II (3 credits)
IARC  576   History of Interior Architecture III (3 credits)

Note: ~ indicates an experimental course, which means the course is under development and has not yet received formal acceptance to the curriculum.
* indicates a course is an occasional offering, and does not have a set year and term scheduled.

FOCAL AREA COURSES (18 CREDITS)

For advising purposes, three focal areas have been developed. In order to focus their studies, students select courses from one of the three areas. Those who want to pursue a broader range of interests may select courses from more than one of the focal areas and develop an approved alternative focal area. It is the student’s responsibility to construct such an alternative focal area and present it to the program director for approval no later than the second quarter of the first year of study.
Focal Area I:      Sustainable Preservation Theory, Design and Technology
Focal Area II:    Cultural Resource Management
Focal Area III:   Resource Identification and Evaluation
 

Focal Area I:  Sustainable Preservation Theory, Design, and Technology (18 Credits)

Focusing on the practice of preservation, emphasis is placed on the skills needed to research, plan, and direct the restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings, places, and landscapes as well as to determine the appropriate levels of treatment.

AAAP 510   Adaptive Use Studio (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Building Pathology: Masonry (4 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Building Pathology: Wood (4 credits) ~
AAAP 510   American Building Construction History (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Graphic Communication of Ideas (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Historic American Buildings Survey (4 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Historic Structures Report (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Interpreting Vernacular Settings (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Preservation Economics (3 credits) ~**
AAAP 510   Principles of Adaptive Reuse (3 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Sense of Place: Oregon (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Sustainable Preservation (4 credits) ~
AAAP 515   Transportation and Preservation (3 credits) **
AAAP 541   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3 credits) **
ARCH 540   Human Context of Design (4 credits)
ARCH 570   Building Construction (4 credits)
ARCH 633   History of Sustainable Design (4 credits)
LA      580   Landscape Preservation (4 credits) *
PPPM 532   Urban Revitalization (4 credits)
PPPM 552   Public Participation in Diverse Communities (4 credits) *
OLIS  620   Urban Ecological Design (4 credits)
OXEU 688   Croatia: Field Recording Methods and Site Documentation (3 credits)
OXEU 688   Croatia: Preservation Field Practicum (3 credits)

Note: ~  indicates an experimental course, which means the course is under development and has not yet received formal acceptance to the curriculum.
* indicates a course is an occasional offering, and does not have a set year and term scheduled.
** indicates a course that may be used in the focal area if not being used in the core or architectural history area requirements. Courses that are unmarked are offered every year or every other year. Additional courses may be offered that satisfy focal areas.
 

Focal Area II:  Cultural Resource Management (18 Credits)
Embodied in historic preservation is the management of cultural resources. This focal area provides the legal, planning, and management skills needed for individuals to work within organizations that support efforts to manage cultural resources in both the public and the private sectors. 

AAAP 510   Preservation Economics (3 credits) ~**
AAAP 510   Sense of Place: Oregon (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Sustainable Preservation (4 credits) ~
AAAP 515   Transportation and Preservation (3 credits) **
AAAP 535   Historical Archaeology and Preservation (3 credits) ~

AAAP 541   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3 credits) **
AAD   510   Cultural Museums  (3 credits) ~*
AAD   529   Museum Education  (4 credits)
AAD   612   Cultural Administration  (4 credits)
ANTH 549   Cultural Resource Management  (4 credits)
LA      510   National Parks  (4 credits) ~*

LA      580   Landscape Preservation (4 credits) *
PPPM 522   Grant Proposal Writing  (1 credits)
PPPM 532   Urban Revitalization  (4 credits)
PPPM 540   Land Use and Growth Management (4 credits)
PPPM 542   Sustainable Urban Development  (4 credits)

PPPM 548   Collaborative Planning and Management (4 credits) *
PPPM 552   Public Participation and Diverse Communities  (4 credits) *
PPPM 581   Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations  (4 credits)
PPPM 626   Community Planning Workshop  (5 credits)
PPPM 680   Managing Nonprofit Organizations  (4 credits)

GEOG 544   Cultural Geography (4 credits)
GEOG 581   GIScience I  (4 credits)
OXEU 688   Croatia: Interpreting Cultural Landscapes (3 credits)

Note: ~  indicates an experimental course, which means the course is under development and has not yet received formal acceptance to the curriculum.
* indicates a course is an occasional offering, and does not have a set year and term scheduled.
** indicates a course that may be used in the focal area if not being used in the core or architectural history area requirements. Courses that are unmarked are offered every year or every other year. Additional courses may be offered that satisfy focal areas.

Students may wish to investigate the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program offered through Arts and Administration and Non-profit Management Graduate Certificate offered through Planning, Public Policy and Management.
 

Focal Area III:  Resource Identification and Evaluation (18 Credits)
This concentration reveals the insights and investigative tools for archival and cultural resource research to establish the history and context of those buildings, interior spaces, and landscapes that determined settlement, organization, and a sense of place.

AAAP 510   American Building Construction History (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Graphic Communication of Ideas (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Historic American Buildings Survey (4 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Green Transportation and Preservation (3 credits) ~
AAAP 510   International Approaches to Historic Preservation Theory (3 credits) ~*

AAAP 510   Interpreting Vernacular Settings (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Preservation Economics (3 credits) ~**
AAAP 510   Principles of Adaptive Reuse (3 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Sense of Place: Oregon (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Sustainable Preservation (4 credits) ~
AAAP 515   Transportation and Preservation (3 credits) **
AAAP 521   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective I (4 credits) **

AAAP 522   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective II (4 credits) **
AAAP 523   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective III (4 credits) **
AAAP 535   Historical Archaeology and Preservation (3 credits)

AAAP 541   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3 credits) **
ANTH 549   Cultural Resource Management  (4 credits)
ARH   568   Oregon Architecture  (4 credits) **
GEOG 571   North American Historical Landscapes  (4 credits)

IARC  574   History of Interior Architecture I (3 credits)
IARC  575   History of Interior Architecture II (3 credits)
IARC  576   History of Interior Architecture III (3 credits)
LA      510   National Parks  (4 credits) ~*
LA      580   Landscape Preservation (4 credits) * 
OXEU 688   Croatia: Field Recording Methods and Site Documentation (3 credits)
OXEU 688   Croatia: Interpreting Cultural Landscapes (3 credits)

Note: ~  indicates an experimental course, which means the course is under development and has not yet received formal acceptance to the curriculum.
* indicates a course is an occasional offering, and does not have a set year and term scheduled.
** indicates a course that may be used in the focal area if not being used in the core or architectural history area requirements. Courses that are unmarked are offered every year or every other year. Additional courses may be offered that satisfy focal areas.
 

INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY (19 credits)

The requirements for research and a thesis or terminal project provide the student with an opportunity for an independent and original investigation that will make a contribution to the current body of knowledge in the field. It also allows the student to investigate his or her individual area of interest. The internship and practicum selection should be appropriate to the particular educational goals of the student and demonstrate the opportunity of gaining experience in the historic preservation field.

AAAP 601   Research (2 credits)
AAAP 609   Practicum: Internship I (2 credits)

AAAP 607   Practicum: Internship II (3 credits)
AAAP 503   Thesis (12 credits), OR 
AAAP 611   Terminal Project  (12 credits)
Thesis and Terminal Project Requirements

ELECTIVES  (7 credits)

Students are required to take electives that support their focal area and interests. Electives not listed within a focal area require adviser approval. See the following pages for lists of specific classes.

*** 73 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED