University of Oregon

Historic Preservation Program

Undergraduate Minor: Eugene

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The field of Historic Preservation centers on the conservation, interpretation, and advocacy of historic sites, structures, and cultural landscapes.  By studying historic preservation at UO you will have the opportunity increase your fluency with historic resources, while emphasizing your ability to understand the significance of cultural heritage and resource management within communities. Our program addresses sustainability issues through both emerging technologies in green preservation and through adaptive revitalization of structures and communities.  In addition to our classroom learning opportunities we sponsor two summer field schools each year—one in Croatia and the other in the Pacific Northwest (OR, WA, or ID).

Historic Preservation is an inherently interdisciplinary field—we welcome students from a wide range of backgrounds.  The minor is particularly well suited for students studying anthropology, architecture, history, history of art & architecture, landscape architecture, and planning, public policy and management, however undergraduate students from any UO major are eligible to enroll in our minor.

To declare the minor please complete the Undergraduate Minor Intent form and schedule an advising appointment with the undergraudate advisor, Kingston Heath, (kwheath@uoregon.edu) to go over your goals for enrolling in the program and map out your curriculum; once complete, please submit your signed intent form to the HP program office (254Lawrence Hall).

The undergraduate course of study form, which lists all course options for the minor; along with early consultation with the historic preservation program director will assist you in determining your specific course of study to satisfy the minor requirements.

The lowest accepted passing grade for courses used to complete the undergraduate minor in historic preservation is a C- or better. An undergraduate course of study form, which has been approved and signed by the program director, must be submitted to the historic preservation office coordinator the term prior to your expected graduation term. 

The interdisciplinary minor in Historic Preservation requires a minimum of 27 credits as described below. Please be aware that some courses are only offered every other year. An asterisk (*) indicates that pre-requisite and/or pre-authorization is required to register for the course. A double asterisk (**) indicates that the course is an occasional offering. 

 

Required For All Students - 3 credits

 

AAAP 411 Introduction to Historic Preservation (3)

 

Historic Preservation Core Coursework - 12 credits

Select 12 credits from the following course offerings:

AAAP  408   Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School (2)
AAAP  410   Historic American Buildings Survey (4)
AAAP  410   Building Pathology: Masonry (4)
AAAP  410   Building Pathology: Wood (4)
AAAP  415   Transportation and Preservation (3)
AAAP  421   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective I (4)
AAAP  422   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective II (4)
AAAP  423   American Architecture from a Preservation Perspective III (4)
AAAP  435   Historical Archaeology in Preservation (3)
AAAP  441   Legal Issues in Historic Preservation (3)
AAAP  451   Historic Survey and Inventory Methods (3)
LA       410   National Parks (4)**
LA       480   Landscape Preservation (4)**
OXEU  488  Croatia Summer Field School (6)*

 

Related Coursework - 12 Credits

Select 12 credits from the following course offerings:
AAAP  410   American Building Construction History(3)**
AAAP  410   Interpreting Vernacular Settings (3)**
AAAP  431   National Register Nomination (3)*
AAD    429   Museum Education (4)*
AAD    462   Cultural Policy (4)*
ANTH  449   Cultural Resource Management (4)*
ANTH  450   The Anthropology Museum (4)*
ARCH  440   Human Context of Design (4)*
ARCH  470   Building Construction (4)*
ARH    460   18th Century Architecture (4)*
ARH    461   19th Century Architecture (4)*
ARH    462   20th Century Architecture (4)*
ARH    465   American Architecture II (4)*
ARH    466   American Architecture III (4)*
ARH    467   Chicago Architecture (4)*
ARH    478   History of Landscape Architecture II (4)*
GEOG  471   North American Cultural Landscapes (4)
IARC   476   History of Interior Architecture III (3)
LA        375   Contemporary American Landscapes (4)*
LA        415   Computers in Landscape Architecture: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
PPPM   422   Grant Proposal Writing (1)
PPPM   432   Urban Revitalization (4)
PPPM   442   Sustainable Urban Development (4)
PPPM   448   Collaborative Planning and Management (4)
PPPM   452   Public Participation and Diverse Communities (4)*
PPPM   480   Nonprofit Management (4)*
PPPM   481   Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations (4)
 

Note: If participating departments offer other courses that apply to the historic preservation field of study, the program will address the course’s eligibility to count toward these areas in the term offered. Courses from other university departments may be substituted with approval of the program.

 

The interdisciplinary minor in Historic Preservation requires a minimum of 27 credits. Please be aware that some courses are only offered every other year. An asterisk (*) indicates that pre-requisite and/or pre-authorization is required to register for the course. A double asterisk (**) indicates that the course is an occasional offering. 


For questions relating to the minor please contact us at histpres@uoregon.edu.