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M.S. in Architecture - Heritage Conservation & Preservation Electives


The M.S. in Architecture - Heritage Conservation and Preservation concentration requires a total of 33 credits, twelve credits of which are electives: six credits of  electives in architecture; and six credits of electives outside of architecture.  Students who choose to complete a Plan B Project(s) must take an additional 9 credits, which may consist of electives inside or outside of architecture, as well as additional Core Competency courses.  Heritage Conservation and Preservation students typically take three-credit classes.

The following are elective courses, both inside and outside of architecture, which preservation students have found to augment, compliment, or supplement the program's Requirements and Core Competencies.  This is neither an exclusive nor an exhaustive list of elective offerings.  Students are encouraged to pursue their own unique interests in preservation, with the following caveats in mind: to count toward completion of the MS degree, the course must be graduate level; prerequisites and other restrictions both within and beyond the control of the School of Architecture may prevent enrollment in some courses; students should be prepared to explain to the program director and advisor how the elective course is relevant to preservation and advances the student's academic and career interests.    


Electives Inside Architecture

ARCH 5441: Minnesota: Architecture and Landscapes

ARCH 5410: Topics in Architecture: American Housing, Histories and Cultures

ARCH 5410: Topics in Architectural History: Global Modern Architecture at Midcentury

ARCH 5711: Theory and Principles of Urban Design

*Note: students may also take additional "Core Competency" courses beyond the two that are required to fullfil their requirement for electives inside architecture. 


Electives Outside Architecture

HIST: 5910 Topics in U.S. History: American Urban History

ANTH 5990: Topics in Archaeology: Historical Archaeology

ANTH 5990: Topics in Archaeology: Heritage Management in Archaeology

RRM 5101: Park & Protected Area Tourism

RRM 5101: Nature & Heritage Based Tourism

RRM 5201: Introduction to Travel & Tourism

RRM 5259: Visitor Behavior Analysis

ESPM 5245: Sustainable Land Use Planning & Policy

LA 5413: Introduction to Landscape Architectural History

LA 5514: Making the Mississippi

PA 5211: Land Use Planning

PA 5253: Designing Planning and Participation Processes

PA 5271: Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis

PA 5511: Community Economic Development

PA 5221: Private Sector Development

PA 8203: Neighborhood Revitalization Strategies and Theories

HSG: 8463 Housing: Race and Class

MST: 5011 Museum History and Philosophy

MST: 5012 Museum Practices


Students are advised to consult the Course Guide to learn more about electives, to check the Class Schedule to determine when courses are offered, and to use the following program planning worksheet for planning purposes.




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