Architectural Studies Minor
for the Minor in Architectural Studies
School website: https://arch.illinois.edu/
Overview of college admissions & requirements: Fine & Applied Arts
College website: https://faa.illinois.edu/
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.
The architecture minor requires the successful completion of a minimum of 19 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. ARCH 231 and ARCH 273 must be taken concurrently.
|ARCH 171||Concepts and Theories of Architectural Design||3|
|ARCH 210||Introduction to the History of World Architecture||3|
|ARCH 231||Anatomy of Buildings||4|
|ARCH 273||Strategies of Architectural Design||3|
|Elective courses: Must choose six credit hours minimum from the following:|
|Environment, Architecture, and Global Health|
|Environmental Control Systems I|
|History of World Landscapes|
|Introduction to the History of Architectural Theory|
|Special Topics in Architectural History|
|Rome: City of Visible History|
|Ancient Egyptian & Greek Arch|
|Ancient Roman Architecture|
|Baroque & Rococo Arch|
|Modernity’s Mirror: Nineteenth-Century Architecture 1750-1900|
|The Architecture of the United States, c.1650 to Present|
|Modern and Contemporary Global Architecture|
|History of the Urban Environment|
|Total credit hours required for Architectural Studies Minor: 19 minimum|
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 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 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 in the spring and be admitted to the program for the fall to pursue the Minor in Architectural Studies.