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Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 204 Materials and Building Construction II (3) This course will continue the presentations of ARCH 203, with a focus on concrete and masonry materials.

ARCH 204 Materials and Building Construction II (3)

The course is the second part of a two-semester sequence, following Arch 203. Architecture 204 is an introductory course in building materials and construction. It is intended for BARCH majors and is designed to prepare students for the professional practice of architecture. The learning objectives for the course can be divided into two categories: 1., developing a sense of materials and construction methods as the media for architecture, and then learning to use these media in creative and appropriate ways; 2. developing basic knowledge of the conventions of current building materials and construction techniques. Particular emphasis is placed on the use of drawings and models to accurately depict construction systems, assemblies and details. The course combines lectures and field trips with design projects, hands-on construction experiences, required readings, drawing and modeling.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 203
Concurrent: ARCH 232 and A E 422

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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