The Minor consists of 18 credits in architecture courses. The first four courses listed below are mandatory. All credits in the Minor must be completed with an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 and no courses may be taken on a credit/no credit basis.
|Arch 100 - Introduction to Architecture||3|
|Arch 101 - Introduction to Architectural Theory||3|
|Arch 210 - Introduction to Building Technologies||3|
|Arch 300 - Architectural History and Theory||3|
|Elective (Any Arch 300 Level or Higher )||3|
|Elective (Any Arch 300 Level or Higher)||3|
* subject to change
Arch 100 - Introduction to Architecture
An introductory course about the history, technology, profession, and art of architecture. Students will apply their skills in 3 key design problems - 1. Historical Modeling 2. Design Language Application through Google Sketch-up 3. Chair Design Competition. Lectures, readings, projects, quizzes and final examination. Work will be uploaded into a digital portfolio.
Arch 101 - Introduction to Architectural Theory and Composition
The course focuses on how patterns of composition relate to concepts of architectural theory. The course and its accompanying text, Compositions in Architecture, describe characteristics of composition or tendencies rather than categories. The intent is to introduce students to the variety of ways in which architects think and solve problems. A series of 13 lecture topics correspond to 13 sections of the text.
Arch 210 - Introduction to Building Technologies
This course is intended to provide students with an overview of the theory and practice of building technology in architecture. A building begins as an idea, a concept, and a desire for more generous space. No matter how complex or simple the reason, the building must meet functional, aesthetic, and technological requirements. Through an investigation of the building technologies that inform its "making," this course develops in the student an understanding and appreciation for the systems that make up the building and influence the form, texture, and character of the built environment.
Arch 300 - Architectural History and Theory
Architectural History and Theory, is a lecture course that considers the architectural and urban design theories of the most important architects, designers, and planners in the Western tradition. Theories from antiquity to the present will be examined. The course presentation will follow a historical chronology beginning with ancient architecture and ending with contemporary architecture.
Arch 301 - Structures
This course uses factual information for analyzing design decisions. A variety of methodologies will be used to investigate the materials and methods of building structures and construction, including the analyses of: the ecological impact of materials used in buildings; the impact of local climate and environment on buildings assemblies, and; the impacts of physical and cultural context on decision-making with respect to issues of sustainability and professional.
Arch 302 - Architecture and Human Behavior
Introduction to behavioral, social and cultural factors and their implications for the design and planning of the built environment.
Arch 303 - Architecture and Environmental Response
Investigation of environmental control and life safety requirements and their implications on architectural form and design.
Arch 310 - Architectural Fundamentals I
Arch 310 is a foundation design studio which introduces design methodology, formal design concepts, and fundamental architectural principles to second-year undergraduate students. Students are asked to address issues of abstraction, representation and formal structure in a series of design problems. Basic spatial and contextual relationships are addressed in the study of precedents and the development of analytical diagrams of those precedents. Issues of composition, tectonics and materiality are introduced in the production of physical models and through graphic representation.
Arch 332 - Survey of Non-Western Architecture
Survey of Non-Western Architecture, is a lecture-discussion course that considers the architectural and urban design theories of the most visually and conceptually significant examples of the architecture of non-Western cultures. Historical and religious contexts will be examined as background for the study of architectural monuments of those cultures.
Arch 380 - Drawing in Architecture
Visual communication skills are developed in relation to architectural design process. Journaling to Sketching to Drawing to Rendering will be explored over a variety of media, graphite, ink, marker, watercolor and mixed media. Work will be uploaded into a digital portfolio.
Arch 382 - Computers in Architecture
Computer graphics lab course utilizing AutoCAD, Revit and other programs.
Arch 581 - Law and Professional Practice
Law and Professional Practice for Architects, examines the legal context of architectural practice, the business aspects of architectural practice, and the role of the architect in the construction process. The course deals with the legal context of practice, focusing on contracts, issues of negligence and liability, forms of association, and legal controls on practice and on design and construction. The course covers the business aspects of architectural practice, such as insurance, marketing, office management, fee structuring, and delivery of architectural services.