Architectural Studies Minor

for the Minor in Architectural Studies


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overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts

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The minor in Architectural Studies allows non-architecture undergraduate students to gain an overview of architecture by taking a series of required courses in architecture. This is the only undergraduate minor offered by the School of Architecture.

Course Requirements

The architecture minor requires the successful completion of a minimum of 20 hours of architecture courses. Students entering the program with advanced credit for required courses must take courses from the Additional Courses list to attain the total hours needed for completion of the minor. All students in the minor must have at least 6 hours of 300- or 400-level courses.

Required Courses
ARCH 171Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design3
ARCH 172Drawing and Modeling3
ARCH 210Introduction to the History of World Architecture3
ARCH 231Anatomy of Buildings4
Additional Courses
Select two of the following:6-8
Environment Tech HVAC
Environment Tech Ltg & Acoust
Statics & Dynamics
Mech of Mat & Design Appl
Islamic Gardens & Architecture
History of World Landscapes
Intro to Hist of Arch Theory
Spec Topics in Arch History
Rome: The Eternal City
Ancient Egyptian & Greek Arch
Ancient Roman Architecture
Medieval Architecture
Renaissance Architecture
Baroque & Rococo Arch
Neoclass & Nineteen Cent Arch
Modern American Architecture
Twentieth-Century Architecture
Hist of the Urban Environment
Total Hours19-21

Prerequisites

Students must comply with the prerequisite requirements of courses to be taken under this program. Some of these requirements may be satisfied while in the program.

Admission

Admission to the minor will be processed by the School of Architecture Undergraduate Programs Office. Students may enter the Minor in Architectural Studies from sophomore year until such time that allows the completion of the minor before graduating in their major area of study.

Advising

Advising of students in the minor will be conducted by the advisors in the Undergraduate Programs Office of the School of Architecture.

Certification of Successful Completion

The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) will certify successful completion of the minor.

Students must declare their intentions and be admitted to the program to pursue the Minor in Architectural Studies.