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, (email@example.com) 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
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 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)*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.