Education

Coursework

Historic Preservation courses in architecture include an undergraduate introduction to the field, graduate theory and practice, recording and documentation, preservation technology and a preservation studio. Graduate courses in preservation law, neighborhood conservation, landscape conservation, historic construction, materials conservation, structural analysis, interpretation, and other related topics are offered across the campus.

Qualifying Courses

ANTH 605: Conservation of Archaeological Resources I (4 credits)
Fundamentals and applications of artifact conservation techniques in archaeology.
Prerequisite: knowledge of basic chemistry and physics recommended.

ANTH 606: Conservation of Archaeological Resources II (4 credits)
Comprehensive study of techniques used in the identification and conservation of metal and wooden artifacts.
Prerequisite: ANTH 605.

ANTH 608: Folklife and Material Culture (3 credits)
Investigation of the traditions of vernacular architecture, art, craft and other aspects of folklife.
Prerequisite: graduate classification and approval of instructor.

ANTH 645: Cultural Resources Management (3 credits)
History of cultural resources management (CRM); current federal and state laws and regulations; methods of determining the site significance; the stages of CRM investigations; the preparation of research designs and proposals; ethical issues such as curation and the treatment of human remains.
Prerequisite: graduate classification.

ARCH 646: Historic Preservation Theory and Practice (3 credits)
Required course. History of the preservation movement in the U.S.; architectural and regulatory techniques employed in building preservation; case studies of selected examples.
Prerequisite: graduate classification.

ARCH 647: Recording Historic Buildings (5 credits)
Techniques for recording historic buildings; measuring and drawing to Historic American Building Survey Standards; field experience in photography, field notes and record drawing preparation.
Prerequisites: graduate classification; appropriate background in architectural drawing; approval of instructor.

ARCH 648: Building Preservation Technology (3 credits)
Preservation technology related to the diagnosis and treatment of defects in buildings; case studies of significant historic structures.
Prerequisite: ARCH 646 or approval of instructor.

ARCH 649: Advanced History of Building Technology (3 credits)
Readings and discussion of current topics in history and building technology; development of understanding the importance of materials and methods of construction to the creation of historic forms.
Prerequisite: graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ARCH 685: Directed Studies (1-6 credits each semester)
Individual problems involving application of theory and practice in design and construction of buildings and groups of buildings.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor and department head.

ARCH 689: Special Topics in ... (1-6 credits)
Selected topics in an identified field of architecture. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor and department head.

ARCH 691: Research (1 or more credits each semester)
Research for and preparation of dissertation

ARCH 693: Professional Study (1 or more credits each semester)
Application of verbal, graphic, research and critical thinking skills to an approved, individually-selected architectural issue or design project that will advance the broad understanding of architecture and its impact on people. The terminal requirement for the Master of Architecture degree. May be taken more than once but not more than 6 hours used toward a degree.
Prerequisites: ARCH 605, 606, 607; approved proposal.

COSC 663: Sustainable Construction (3 credits)
How sustainable construction materials and methods contribute to meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs; identifies and analyzes those international, national and local programs promoting sustainable construction; characterizes the components of successful construction projects.

COSC 665: Earth Construction (3 credits)
Introduces students to use of earth as a construction material; earth construction techniques; the classification and identification of soil for construction use; field and laboratory tests for construction soil; the properties of earth masonry units; simple field and laboratory tests for masonry units; construction using compressed soil blocks.

COSC 689: Special Topics in Historical Buildings: Reuse of Historic Masonry (3 credits)
Provides a broad understanding of the process to conserve or adapt historical structures within accepted guidelines from the initial site investigation to the preparation of preliminary plans for the conservation or adaption work.

GEOG 605: Processes in Cultural Geography (3 credits)
Evolution of cultural landscapes; processes of innovation, diffusion, and adaptation in context of developing human-environment relationships.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

LAND 685: Directed Studies (1-6 credits)
Individual problems involving application of theory and practice in planning and design of the environment.

LAND 689: Special Topics in ... (1-4 credits)
Selected topics in an identified area of landscape architecture. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

LAND 691: Research (1 or more credits each semester)
Research for and preparation of dissertation.
Prerequisite: doctoral classification.

LAND 693: Professional Study (1-6 credits each semester)
Approved professional study project undertaken as the terminal requirement for the Master of Landscape Architecture degree. Preparation of a record of study summarizing rationale, procedure and results of the completed activity.
Prerequisite: approval of committee chair.

LDEV 681: Seminar (1 credit)
College of architecture research activities pertaining to land and real estate development; preparation and presentation of required final paper for M.S. in Land Development examination.
Prerequisite: graduate classification in land development.

LDEV 687: Development Feasibility and Design I (3 credits)
Selected residential and non-residential development projects of varying size analyzed by student teams with respect to the following: economic feasibility and cash flow; site analysis; and design concept.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

LDEV 688: Development Feasibility and Design II (3 credits)
Plans and venture structures for selected residential and non-residential projects of varying size analyzed by student multidisciplinary teams with respect to the following: economic feasibility and cash flow; site and design plans; and costs.
Prerequisite: LDEV 687 or approval of instructor.

PLAN 643: Preservation Law (3 credits)
Theory and practice of historic preservation in the legal context; the constitutional and statutory foundations of historic resources planning and plan implementation; review of case studies and municipal ordinances.

PLAN 681: Seminar (1 credit)
Reports and discussions of current research and selected topics in urban and regional planning.
Prerequisite: approval of instructor.

PLAN 685: Directed Studies (1-6 credits each semester)
Individual and group problems dealing with application of planning theory and practice. Opportunities to select foreign and domestic planning projects of special interest.

PLAN 691: Research (1 or more credits each semester)
Research for thesis or dissertation.

RPTS 693: Professional Study (1-6 credits)
Approved professional study project undertaken as the terminal requirement for the Master of Urban Planning degree; preparation of a record of study summarizing rationale, procedure and results of the complete activity.
Prerequisite: approval of committee chair.

RPTS 307: Methods of Environmental Interpretation (3 credits)*
Communication processes and practices between resource managers and public's using or affected by natural, cultural and tourism resource places; principles and techniques of gathering, analyzing and dissemination information through various media, such as exhibits, presentations, publications and programs. *May be taken as RPTS 685 with specific historic preservation content.

RPTS 626: Social Impacts of Tourism (3 credits)
Analysis of social, cultural and political impacts associated with travel behavior and tourism development, emphasizing a case study approach; theories and methods for assessing individual, community and organization impacts at local and regional levels; host/guest interactions; evaluation of processes of tourism planning and decision-making; qualitative and quantitative measures for assessing social impacts.
Prerequisite: RPTS 606 or approval of instructor.

RPTS 646: Heritage Tourism (3 credits)
Comprises a transdisciplinary examination of contemporary research and practice in heritage tourism and public culture; students encouraged to deploy a variety of disciplinary outlooks to explore the representation of peoples, places and pasts in a range of settings from the indigenous/sacred to the postindustrial/post colonial.