University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program

Master of Science Degree Requirements: Portland

The Master of Science degree program will be located at the UO in Portland location at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street, beginning in fall 2016. The Program Guide includes information about the UO in Portland and additional details about the Historic Preservation Program. historic-preservation-program-guide-2016-portland

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 545 Preservation Economics (3 credits)***

                       OR AAAP 510 Preservation Ethics in Public Policy~ (3 credits)

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

**AAAP 511 is a prerequisite for AAAP 531.
***Legal Issues in Preservation and Preservation Economics 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) ~*
ARH   578   History of Landscape Architecture II (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   Graphic Communication of Ideas (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Historic American Buildings Survey (4 credits) ~
AAAP 545   Preservation Economics (3 credits) ~**
AAAP 510   Principles of Adaptive Reuse (3 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Sustainable Preservation (4 credits) ~
AAAP 541   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3 credits) **
AAAP 510   Preservation Ethics in Public Policy (3 credits)**
OXEU 688   Croatia: Field Recording Methods and Site Documentation (3 credits)
OXEU 688   Croatia: Preservation Field Practicum (3 credits)
ARCH 540   Human Context of Design (4 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 545   Preservation Economics (3 credits) **
AAAP 510   Sustainable Preservation (4 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Graphic Communication of Ideas (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 541   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3 credits) **
AAAP 510   Cultural Resource Management  (4 credits)
AAAP 510  Preservation Ethics in Public Policy (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.
 

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   Graphic Communication of Ideas (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   Historic American Buildings Survey (4 credits) ~*
AAAP 510   International Approaches to Historic Preservation Theory (3 credits) ~*
AAAP 545   Preservation Economics (3 credits)**
AAAP 510   Principles of Adaptive Reuse (3 credits) ~
AAAP 510   Sustainable Preservation (4 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 541   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3 credits) **
AAAP 510  Cultural Resource Management  (4 credits)
AAAP 510  Preservation Ethics in Public Policy (3 credits)**
ARCH 540   Human Context of Design (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)

AAAP 606   Special Problems (2 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.

*** 73 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED