ARCH 120 - Introduction to Architecture
This course is an introduction to the profession of architecture through a study of its history, vocabulary, theories and practices. The facets that make up the total architectural curriculum as well as the various professional roles that architects can be expected to perform will be covered. Architectural study is seen as both an art and a science. The interdisciplinary character of architectural practice is emphasized. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.
Credit Hours: 3
Associated Costs: $50 to 100
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ARCH 127 - Introduction to Architectural Graphics
This course is designed to build a conceptual and manual foundation for professional architectural education. Students will learn to apply a variety of media and drawing systems such as freehand drawing, architectural lettering and equipment usage. Students will also learn applied geometry including line, tone, texture and utilizing sun, shade and shadows. Multi-view, paraline, axonometric and oblique drawings will be taught and students will build models related to architectural forms. Emphasis will be on learning to think in spatial terms while introducing professional, conceptual and visual vocabulary. Graphic presentation skills will be developed using standard graphic conventions, basic computer skills, and basic material investigations. This course is only offered in the fall semester. 8 hrs. integrated lecture, studio/wk.
Credit Hours: 4
Associated Costs: $125 to 200
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ARCH 210 - Design History & Society
The nature of design, even more than the traditional fine arts, responds to and is indeed inseparable from the culture and society in which it exists. This course provides a survey of design history from the nineteenth-century Industrial Revolution to the present, with emphasis on graphic and industrial design and art and architecture, examining the history of design as it corresponds to changes in economics, politics, technology, industrialization, and other societal factors. While focusing on the events and achievements in modern Western cultures there will be selected references to pre-industrial landmarks and developments and a global scope will be examined. Design will be studied as a social practice that contributes to the production, maintenance, and representation of culture and society. The course will focus less on aesthetics than on the cultural milieu in which designers have created images and objects that give physical form to intangible ideas. 3hrs. lecture/wk.
Credit Hours: 3
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ARCH 244 - Architectural History Before the Modern Era
This course will acquaint students with the architecture and ideas of world civilizations from prehistory to the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Emphasis is on architecture as an integrated element of the development of commercial, technological, and ideological transferences among different regions, nascent religious groups and evolving political enterprises. The course will consider architectural styles and cultures from around the globe. 3hrs. lecture/wk.
Credit Hours: 3
Associated Costs: $25-$100
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ARCH 245 - Architectural History: Modern
This course will investigate the architecture of the Modern Era. The focus of this course is on the principles of design, education of the architect, artistic forces and concepts of the built environment within its historical context. The work of prominent architects and their architectural theories will be covered and analyzed. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.
Credit Hours: 3
Associated Costs: $25 to 50
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ARCH 245H - HON: Architectural Hist: Mod.
One-credit hour honors contract is available to qualified students who have an interest in a more thorough investigation of a topic related to this subject. An honors contract may incorporate research, a paper, or project and includes individual meetings with a faculty mentor. Student must be currently enrolled in the regular section of the courses or have completed it the previous semester. Contact the Honors Program Office, COM 201, for more information.
Credit Hours: 1
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