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College of Architecture & Planning
Flour Mill Lofts
 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

College of Architecture + Planning


The course of study for the Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation is designed to accommodate the background and needs of both those students with substantial experience and those new to the field. The curriculum is flexible but rigorous, requiring:

  • 12 semester hours of core courses in preservation

  • 6 hours in approved core design history courses

  • 9 hour capstone requirement

  • 18 hours of electives

Our program is compliant with National Council of Preservation Education Standards.

 

Choose at least 6 of the following courses: at least 4 from the first group (Preservation) and at least 2 from the second (Design History) (additional courses could also be counted as elective credit)
National Council of Preservation Education (NCPE) Standard
Course Number
Course Title
Semester typically offered
Credit hours
NCPE 3.1.2
HIPR 6010
Preservation Theory and Practice
F
3
NCPE 3.1.2
HIPR 6210
Survey, Significance and Recognition
F
3
NCPE 3.1.3
HIPR 6310
Documentation, Analysis & Representation
F
3
NCPE 3.2.1
HIPR 6410
Urban Conservation: Context for Reuse
Sp
3
NCPE 3.2.2
HIPR 6510
Building Conservation: Evidence & Intervention
Sp
3
 
NCPE 3.1.1a-b
 
HIPR 6110
Regionalism(s) & Vernacular in Context
Sp
3
ARCH 6210
History of American Architecture
Sp
3
LDAR 5521
History of Landscape Architecture
F
3
LDAR 6686
American City – Post Civil War
F
3
URBN 6640
History of the City
F
3

 

CAPSTONE OPTIONS - 
6 cr. hrs. preparatory sequence plus 3 cr. hr. Professional Project (Capstone prep sequence must be demonstrably related to the pro project)
OR 
3 cr. Hrs. of LDAR 6949 Thesis Preparation plus 6 cr. hr. Thesis
CAPSTONE - PROFESSIONAL PROJECT (6 + 3 cr. hrs.)
ARCH 6450 + HIPR 6930
Pre-Design + Internship (for credit)
Varies
3+3
OR
HIPR 6170/71
Preservation Design Studio  + Seminar
F or Sp
6
OR
varies
Pre-approved travel education (may include programs to Italy, Turkey, Scandinavia, or domestic programs [typically Chicago or the rural West]) and an additional directed elective
Usually May and Su
3+3
AND
HIPR 6851
Professional Project
3
CAPSTONE - THESIS (3 + 6 cr. hrs.)
LDAR 6949
Research Tools, Strategies and Methods
3
AND
HIPR 6951
Thesis
6

 

ELECTIVES (choose 18 cr. hrs. total, at least 9 cr. hrs. from one of the groups below. All courses = 3 cr. Hrs unless otherwise noted)
NOTE: HIPR prefix electives HIPR 6610 Reading the City, HIPR 6710 Working Landscapes, HIPR 6810 Preservation Workshop may be counted toward any of the elective concentrations.
Project Planning & Development
URPL 6660
Real Estate Development
URPL 6651
Environmental Impact Assessment
URPL 6661
Real Estate Development Finance
PUAD 5110
Seminar in Nonprofit Management
URPL 6820
Project Management
PUAD 5115
Grant Writing for Nonprofit and Public Sector
URPL 6665
Urban Market Analysis
PUAD 5060
Public Finance
URBN 6642
Design Policy/Regulation
URPL 6676
Urban Housing
URBN 6641
Design Process/Practice
PUAD 5625
Local Government Management
URPL 5530
Planning Law
PUAD 5626
Local Government Politics and Policy
URPL 6640
Community Development Process
 
 
Preservation Design
A Preservation design emphasis usually includes a second sequence (6 cr. hrs.) chosen from among the “capstone preparation” options.
For example if a studio/seminar is used to satisfy the capstone requirement, study travel may be used toward the Preservation design emphasis; or if  a travel sequence is used for capstone, then the pre-design and internship option may contribute to the emphasis. Other combinations are possible.
URPL 6635
City Building
URPL 6633
Urban Form Theory
HIPR 6610 Reading the City, HIPR 6710 Working Landscapes, HIPR 6810 Preservation Workshop, HIPR 6930 Internship, ARCH 6450 Pre-design
Or Non-Western Design history courses as available
History
GEOG 5350
Environment and Society in the American Past
HIST 5236
Colorado Mining And Railroads
HIST 5240
National Parks History
HIST 5242
Oral History
HIST 5229
Colorado Historical Places
HIST 5243
Public History Administration
HIST 5228
Western Art & Architecture
HIST 5244
Interpretation of History in Museums
HIST 5231
History in Museums
HIST 5810
Heritage Tourism
HIST 5234
Introduction to Public History
HIST 5232
Historic Preservation

 

 

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