The University of Oregon's Historic Preservation Program, created in 1980, is an interdisciplinary program within the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The courses, faculty, and administration are interdepartmental. The Director of the Program and the administrative faculty committee are appointed by the AA&A Dean. The Historic Preservation program has broad cultural concerns with a technical emphasis. Attention is given to historic places, buildings, and landscapes in terms of their specific forms, materials, construction, and use. The cultural and theoretical context in which they were developed is addressed, as is the impact of time upon their materials, meanings, and needs. The technologies, interpretations, and means for sustaining the presence of historic places in the future are also emphasized. Students gain an understanding of historic resources and the processes for their preservation through both theoretical and practical venues. This includes core classes in research methods; preservation history and theory; architectural history; and the economic, legal, and administrative processes of preservation. Classes are augmented by fieldwork in the urban, suburban, and rural areas of the region. Oregon contains Native American sites, rural buildings, and landscapes developed by US and European immigrant pioneers from the 1830s, as well as urban development since the 1840s.
International Student Requirements:
A minimum TOEFL test score of 575 (paper), 250 (computer) or 88 (internet) is required for admission consideration for all international students.
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999