History of Art and Architecture Graduate Academic Advising

All HA&A graduate students have a major academic advisor related to their main field of inquiry.

The Director of Graduate Studies oversees all academic aspects of graduate studies and is a key point of contact for all students.

The Associate Director of Graduate Studies oversees departmental events and funding opportunities.

The schedule of courses offered by the Department of the History of Art and Architecture (and other departments) can be searched by visiting the UO Class Schedule.

Descriptions of courses currently offered in specific terms are available on the current student blog.

Complete details for all academic programs offered by the university can be found in the online version of the current UO Catalog.

Grading Criteria for Graduate Studies

Criteria considered:
  • Quality and amount of work
  • Engagement with course expectations and concepts
  • Participation
  • Progress and self-challenge
  • Typical grade distributions

A+: Truly exceptional work, unusually sophisticated level of engagement with course concepts, insightful participation in class discussions, extraordinary growth. Highest distinction; typically very few if any students receive this grade.

A through A-: Distinctive work, complete success in synthesis of thinking and making, thoughtful and perceptive contributions to discussions, significant personal progress.

B+ through B-: Successful and well-executed work, competency with all course materials, concepts, and objectives, frequent and thoughtful participation, evidence of progress.

C+ through C-: Competent work with most assignments and class work completed, satisfactory grasp of material, participates in discussions most times, made some growth. Typically this grade indicates weak performance in at least one area of expectation.

D+ through D-: Subpar work with significant lack of completion and/or low attendance, course concepts poorly understood, minimal participation, minimal to no growth. Typically this grade indicates significant problems in more than one area of performance.

F: Problematic on all fronts, indicating either no real grasp of the material, significant lack of effort and/or growth, or unacceptably negative forms of engagement with the course materials and the classroom community. Typically very few students receive this grade.

P: Satisfactory performance (B- or above for graduate work).

Grade Requirements

Graduate students must maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average (GPA) in graduate courses taken in the degree program. Grades of D+ or lower for graduate courses are not accepted for graduate credit but are computed in the GPA. Similarly, the grade of N (no pass) is not accepted for graduate credit. A grade of pass (P) must be equal to or better than a B-.

A GPA below 3.00 at any time during a graduate student's studies or the accumulation of more than 5 credits of N or F grades--regardless of the GPA--is considered unsatisfactory. The dean of the Graduate School, after consultation with the student's home department, may disqualify the student from the Graduate School, thus terminating the student's degree program.