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Minors


The architecture section offers an undergraduate minor in Architectural Studies. Every student will impact the physical environment, from renovating a family home to voting on large civic projects. Therefore, every student should be educated to make informed decisions when doing so. This is especially true when the physical environment is understood as the entwinement of the natural and the manmade, in brief, an ecology at risk.

Because of architecture’s broad cultural impact, the minor in architectural studies is geared towards a wide audience. The minor is an ideal supplement to studies in city and regional planning, landscape architecture, construction management, civil engineering or other related disciplines. The choices in core courses ensure that students will gain some exposure to history, theory or methods in architecture. The curriculum is designed to be flexible to allow students to take courses that most meet their interests.

No permissions or approvals are required from the section to pursue the minor, though students should alert college or school counselors of their intent to complete the minor, so that the correct plan can be assigned to their records and tracked in the degree auditing system. No more than three hours of independent study may be applied to any minor.

Undergraduate Minor in Architectural Studies

Students are required to complete 13 credit hours in Architecture to fulfill the minor requirements. At least 6 credit hours must be taken at the 3000-level or above and overlap with the GE is permitted unless specifically disallowed by an individual minor program. Students must take the minor courses for a grade and receive a 2.0 or higher.

Required Courses (2 courses)

One from this group:
ARCH 2220, Sustainability in the Built Environment, 3
ARCH 2300, Outlines of the Built Environment, 3
ARCH 5510, Building Construction I, 3
ARCH 5520, Building Construction II, 3

And one from this group:
ARCH 2310, Introduction to Design, 4
ARCH 5110, History of Architecture I, 4
ARCH 5120, History of Architecture II, 4

Architecture Electives (remaining credit hours)

The remaining credit hours are to be chosen from the list of Architecture courses below. Some of these courses have prerequisites. Students would need to consider whether they meet the prerequisites before selecting the electives that are most appropriate for their interests.

History/Theory:
ARCH 2220, Sustainability in the Built Environment, 3
ARCH 2300, Outlines of the Built Environment, 3
ARCH 5110, History of Architecture I, 4
ARCH 5120, History of Architecture II, 4
ARCH 5190, Topics in Architectural History, 3
ARCH 5210, Forms of Architectural Theory, 3
ARCH 5290, Topics in Architectural Theory, 3
ARCH 5390, Topics in Social and Economic Factors in Architecture, 3

Technology:
ARCH 5510, Building Construction I, 3
ARCH 5520, Building Construction II, 3
ARCH 5590, Topics in Building Technology, 3
ARCH 5690, Topics in Architectural Description, 3
ARCH 5710, Introduction to Architectural Structures, 3
ARCH 5810, Environmental, Mechanical, and Electrical Systems in Architecture, 3

Study Abroad:
ARCH 4880, Interdepartmental Seminar
ARCH 5798, Study Tour

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