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Architecture Minor

School of Architecture
College of Design
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 19
An undergraduate minor in architecture introduces the foundational ideas of the discipline as social, cultural, historic, and environmental constructs.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
A maximum of 9 transfer credits may be used toward the minor. A maximum of three courses taken for a major may also be used toward the minor. Students must earn a C- or better in all minor coursework.
Minor courses
For the undergraduate architecture electives, ARCH 3351 or ARCH 3352 may not be used.
ARCH 1281 - Design Fundamentals I [AH] (4.0 cr)
ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology [ENV] (3.0 cr)
ARCH 1701 - The Designed Environment (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context [SOCS, CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
ARCH 3411W - Architectural History to 1750 [HIS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· ARCH 3xxx
· ARCH 4xxx
 
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ARCH 1281 - Design Fundamentals I (AH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to design thinking in architecture through project-based learning. Lectures, films, field trips. Four design projects, including an off-campus service learning.
ARCH 4561 - Architecture and Ecology (ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01107 - Arch 4501/Arch 5501
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to theories/practices of ecological approaches to architectural design. Ecological context, implications/opportunities of architecture. Historical/theoretical framework for ecological design thinking. Issues studied at various scales: site/community, building, component.
ARCH 1701 - The Designed Environment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Examination of seminal issues in the designed environment, including relationships between place and space, and realms of the ideal and real, public and private. Survey of how the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design have explored those issues.
ARCH 3711W - Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium/product of sociocultural process/expression of values, ideas, behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3711V - Honors: Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context (SOCS, CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02090
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designed environment as cultural medium and as product of a sociocultural process and expression of values, ideas, and behavioral patterns. Design/construction as complex political process. prereq: Honors, [soph or above]
ARCH 3411W - Architectural History to 1750 (HIS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Built environment as a tool to study the human past from ancient times to 1750. Major trends of style and form and the relationships, practices, beliefs that have shaped human behavior. prereq: Soph or above
ARCH 3412 - Architectural History Since 1750 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examples of the built environment from the Enlightenment to the present are studied within a broad social, cultural, and political context. Major architectural movements and their associated forms and designs. prereq: Soph or above