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Courses - Fall 2017
ARCH
Architecture Department Site
ARCH170
Design Thinking and Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HA
GenEd: DSHU
Examines conceptual, perceptual, behavioral, and technical aspects of the built environment, and methods of analysis, problem-solving, and design implementation.
ARCH171
Design Thinking and Making in Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program.
Examines iterative design processes and critical thinking skills through active learning and design thinking methodologies to solve problems and apply design as a lens of inquiry and exploration. Students will understand Design Thinking through interactive and experiential learning.
ARCH201
Elements and Principles of Architecture
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program.
Survey of fundamental elements and principals of architecture and architectural education. Frames study of architecture as a profession, discipline and critical practice.
ARCH226
History of World Architecture II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Post-1500 - History of Architecture survey course - History of Architecture structured to develop critical thinking and visually literacy with regard to the worldwide legacy of design thinking and building innovation in architecture
ARCH270
Design in Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Case studies and hands-on design projects ranging in scale from a product to a building to give students insight into the process by which architects work both individually and collaboratively to put disciplinary knowledge and expertise into practice to shape our built environment.

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ARCH271
People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
An introduction to the four disciplines represented in the School: architecture and urban design, community planning, historic preservation, and real estate development, that work to create a more sustainable environment for the future to create a more sustainable environment for the future using our interpretation of the quadruple bottom line: socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and design sustainability. Students will be provided with an understanding of the fundamental scholarship and processes of each of these disciplines and examine the intersections between them. Additionally, they will learn by applying the approaches of the four disciplines through a series of field studies.
ARCH300
Design Media and Representation II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARCH200; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program.
Study of architectural representation in physical and digital design media. Examine visual communications and speculative visual studies through applied drawing, modeling and making to explore expanded roles of representation in design and design thinking.
ARCH386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must have learning proposal approved by faculty sponsor and student's internship sponsor; and sophomore standing or higher; and permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Learning experience tied to internship of specified duration with targeted learning outcomes.
ARCH401
Architecture Design Studio II
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH400.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program.
Continuation of ARCH 400 with introduction to building typology, urban and contextual issues, design of the vertical surface, and architectural interiors.
ARCH402
(Perm Req)
Architecture Design Studio III
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH401.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program.
Architectural design studio with emphasis on building and facade typologies, the development of architectural promenade and sequence, public and/or civic infill buildings dependent upon the architectural promenade, and urban housing types of varying densities. The architect's obligations to urban context are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, and physical.
Offered fall only.
ARCH404
Graduate Architecture Design Studio I
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: For 3 1/2 year graduate students only.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program.
Introduction to architectural design with particular emphasis on conventions and principles of architecture , visual and verbal communication skills, formal analysis, design process, spatial composition, architectural promenade, basic program distribution, and elementary constructional and environmental responses. Offered fall only.
ARCH406
Graduate Architecture Design Studio III
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH405.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program.
Investigations into the relationship between the man-made and the natural world including introductory issues of assembly and material value. Design of the site and the building are combined into an integral process delimiting and probing the boundaries of each and exploring their reciprocal relationship. The architect's obligations to the natural and urban contexts are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, environmental, and physical.
ARCH419
Independent Studies in Architectural Technology
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARCH426
(Perm Req)
History of Architecture II
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Credit only granted for: ARCH226 or ARCH426.
Additional information: Graduate architecture history course requires additional recitation section and additional coursework tied to survey lectures.
Post-1500 - History of Architecture survey course - History of Architecture structured to develop critical thinking and visually literacy with regard to the worldwide legacy of design thinking and building innovation in architecture. Structured to nurture critical thinking and visually literacy with regard to the worldwide legacy of architecture. The work in the course will involve the evaluation of sources and arguments in reading architectural history. Architecture will be framed relative to ways of thinking, religious beliefs, cultural heritage, and cultural values.
Offered fall only.
ARCH428C
Selected Topics in Architectural History; City Beautiful Architecture and Urbanism in USA
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARCH428L
Selected Topics in Architectural History; Archaeology of Slavery: Classical, Caribbean and North American Contexts
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AASP498T, ARCH628L, ANTH433 and ANTH633. Credit only granted for ANTH433, ANTH633, ARCH428L, ARCH628L, or AASP498T.

Has slavery always existed? Does it come and go? North American plantation archaeology has become one of the foundations for understanding African American culture from the 1960s. Slavery in Antiquity existed in Greece and Rome on large scales and was essential to making commercial agriculture profitable work. Slavery in the Caribbean showed Europeans how to make a profit from African bodies. Trafficking in human persons today is recorded by the U.S. State Department annually and is regarded as modern slavery. These varying contexts of slavery will be compared in an attempt to understand slavery scientifically.
ARCH429
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies in Architectural History
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
ARCH430
Measuring Sustainability in Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Credit only granted for: ARCH430 or ARCH418M.
Formerly: ARCH418M.
Studies metrics of sustainability as included in rating standards, including LEED. All students will take the LEED GA test.
ARCH443
Visual Communication For Architects
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: ARCH400.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program; and must be in the 3.5 year M. ARCH program.
Investigation of the relationship between drawing from life and architectural drawing, the conventions of architectural drawing and the role of architectural drawing as a means to develop, communicate, and generate architectural ideas.
ARCH449
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies in Visual Studies in Architecture
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
ARCH459
Independent Studies in Urban Design
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARCH460
(Perm Req)
Site Analysis and Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Principles and methods of site analysis; the influence of natural and man-made site factors on site design and architectural form.
ARCH462
Methods & Materials of Building Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program; or must be in Construction Project Management Minor.
Credit only granted for: ARCH410 or ARCH462.
Building Construction methods and materials are examined through case studies to explore the means and techniques applied to the material execution of buildings and BIM. Focus on an understanding of the organization of the design and construction process and awareness of building and zoning codes, material systems and types.
ARCH464
Architectural Structures I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program.
Credit only granted for: ARCH411 or ARCH464.
This course covers the basic principles of architectural structures, including the influence of geometric, sectional, and material properties related to flexure and shear in beam and framed systems; vector mechanics with application to analysis of trusses, catenaries, and arches; diagrammatic analysis of beams for bending moment, shear, and deflection as well as the study of structural framing systems for vertical and lateral loads.
ARCH466
Environmental Systems in Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program.
Credit only granted for: ARCH413 or ARCH466.
Environmental systems in architecture presents the theory, quantification, and architectural design implications for heating ventilating and air conditioning, water and waste, fire protection, electricity, illumination, acoustics, and vertical transportation.
ARCH467
Integrated Project Delivery
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in ARCH-Architecture Program; or must be in Construction Project Management Minor.
Integrated Project Delivery is examined from design to implementation through an exploration of building construction, architectural design and construction management perspectives.
ARCH470
Computer Applications in Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ARCH400; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program.
Introduction to computer utilization, with emphasis on architectural applications.
ARCH478J
Selected Topics in Architecture; Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARCH478T
Selected Topics in Architecture; Ecological Design Thinking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
ARCH479
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies in Architecture
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
ARCH489
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies in Architectural Preservation
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
ARCH600
(Perm Req)
Integrated Design Studio V
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: ARCH611.
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Integrated and comprehensive building and site design. Course content bridges the gap between design and technology, between practice and education, in a studio setting. Explorations include the integration of conceptual and technical aspects of architectural form and assembly, highlighting the ways in which multiple layers of a building design are developed, coordinated and resolved.
ARCH611
(Perm Req)
Advanced Architecture Technology Seminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Corequisite: ARCH600.
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Technology in design of buildings. Application of technological issues in building design; integration of technology in architecture; technology as a form determinant in architecture; other conceptual and philosophical issues related to the application of technology in the design, construction, and use of buildings.
Offered fall only.
ARCH628C
Selected Topics in Architectural History; City Beautiful Architecture and Urbanism in USA
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARCH628L
Selected Topics in Architectural History; Archaeology of Slavery: Classical, Caribbean and North American Contexts
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as AASP498T, ARCH428L, ANTH433 and ANTH633. Credit only granted for ANTH433, ANTH633, ARCH428L, ARCH628L, or AASP498T.

Has slavery always existed? Does it come and go? North American plantation archaeology has become one of the foundations for understanding African American culture from the 1960s. Slavery in Antiquity existed in Greece and Rome on large scales and was essential to making commercial agriculture profitable work. Slavery in the Caribbean showed Europeans how to make a profit from African bodies. Trafficking in human persons today is recorded by the U.S. State Department annually and is regarded as modern slavery. These varying contexts of slavery will be compared in an attempt to understand slavery scientifically.
ARCH629
(Perm Req)
Graduate Independent Studies in Architectural History
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARCH678J
Advanced Selected Topics in Architecture; Adaptation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARCH678L
Advanced Selected Topics in Architecture; Destruction, Memory, Renewal
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
In this course, we'll explore motives for the destruction of historic monuments and sites - and how these objects and places are remembered and renewed, as societies struggle to recover and rebuild.
ARCH678T
Advanced Selected Topics in Architecture; Ecological Design Thinking
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ARCH678V
Advanced Selected Topics in Architecture; Sensing Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A graduate level seminar that investigates issues of perception, the human senses, and a phenomenological approach to the built environment. Themes from the readings are centered on a sensuous approach to engaging architecture. The structure of the course consists of seminar discussions of seminal texts, research, presentations, and a series of creative projects that actively engage the themes of the seminar.
ARCH679
Advanced Independent Studies in Architecture; Independent Study in Architecture
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARCH700
(Perm Req)
Urban Design Studio VII
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Studio problems and theories concentrating on urbanism and urban design techniques. Issues and sites range from high density urban in-fill to suburban and greenfield development in American and other contexts. Studio theories explore such topics as Contextualism, Neo-Traditional design, Transit-Oriented Development, density, sustainable development building typology, and street design.
ARCH770
(Perm Req)
Professional Practice of Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program.
Project management, organizational, legal, economic and ethical aspects of architecture.
ARCH797
Thesis Proseminar
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: ARCH601.
Directed research and preparation of thesis program.
ARCH798
(Perm Req)
Thesis in Architecture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ARCH799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Restricted to ARCH majors only.
Contact department for information to register for this course.