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All classes are suspended for the week of March 16. Starting the week of March 23, all classes will resume entirely online. Tulane School of Architecture (TuSA) remains open with most faculty and staff working remotely. Students can be granted access to work in the building only with prior approval from the school. At this time, we are not hosting admissions tours.

Please continue to check your Tulane email, Canvas, the TuSA COVID-19 FAQ, and the Tulane Emergency Management page for updates.

Tulane is working with students who have difficult personal circumstances that would make leaving campus a challenge or will face complications in online learning once they return home. In response, we have set up the Tulane Student Emergency Aid and Assistance Fund to address current student needs.

PRST 6520

PRST 6521 Urban Conservation is a six-credit hour course that concentrates on documenting, analyzing and planning for the preservation of groups of buildings and their settings as a basis for understanding the technical, theoretical and procedural aspects of urban conservation. The course includes intensive study of representative historic residential and commercial districts including streetscapes in the New Orleans region where students work both as independent researchers and in teams to learn professional preservation planning concepts and methods.

PRST 6850

The MPS Program internship course requires 60 hours of unpaid work for a preservation agency, a suitable not-for-profit, or a restoration firm. An internship may be a special project or daily work for the organization, but the activities must be meaningful and contribute to the student's professional development. Students gain practical experience by working in a professional situation and are required to submit a diary and a report about their work. 

PRST 6210

This course offers an in-depth look at the scope, history, theory, methods, and practice of historic preservation in a global context.  Coursework will chart the evolution of the preservation field from the late 18th century to contemporary issues, cover the theoretical frameworks that assess architectural significance and values and cultural concerns, and discuss how these ideas are practically applied in contemporary preservation practice.

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