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Architecture Studies Minor

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (ARCST)

The Architecture Studies Minor will permit students in other majors the opportunity to gain insight into the discipline of Architecture. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree programs are not eligible to enter the Minor in Architecture Studies. However, students transferring out of Architecture may opt to receive recognition for their efforts and time spent in the major by completing requirements for the minor. The minor is intended to augment study in allied design majors, but graduates may not pursue licensure to practice Architecture.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

6 credits must be at the 400-level


Architectural History and Theory: (6 credits)
Select 3 credits from ARCH 100 GA(3) or ARCH 210 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from ARCH 316 GA(3), ARTH 201 GA;IL(3), or ARTH 202 GA;US;IL(3) (Sem: 1-2)

Cultural Perspectives in Architecture: (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from ARCH 312(3), ARCH 316 GA(3), ARCH 317(3), ARCH 499 IL(3), ARTH 120 GA;IL(3), ARTH 140 GA;IL(3), ARTH 308 GA(3), ARTH 315 GA;IL(3), ARTH 330 GA;IL(3), ARTH 401 IL(3), ARTH 405 US;IL(3), ARTH 412 IL(3), ARTH 413(3), ARTH 415 US(3), ARTH 420 IL(3), ARTH 440 IL(3), ARTH 456 IL(3), ARTH 458 IL(3), ARTH 460 IL(3), ASIA 315 GA;IL(3), ASIA 440 GA;IL(3), LARCH 65 GA;US;IL(3) (Sem: 3-8)

Architectural Design Applications: (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from ARCH 121(2)[3], ARCH 122(2)[3], ARCH 130A(3 max.)[2], ARCH 131(4)[3], ARCH 132 (4)[3], ARCH 412(3), ARCH 442(3)[2], ARCH 443(2), ARCH 481(3), ARCH 497(1-9), ARCH 499 IL(2-3) (Sem: 1-8)

Architectural Capstone or Supporting Course: (3 credits)
Select 3 credits within ARCH (ARCH prefix courses excluding ARCH 130A and ARCH 441) (Sem: 5-8)

Architectural Supporting Course: (3 credits)
Select 3 credits in ARCH (ARCH prefix courses excluding ARCH 130A and ARCH 441) or in specific AE or LARCH courses from an approved department list (Sem: 5-8)

[2]Courses available to Architectural Engineering majors only
[3]Courses available to Architecture majors only.

Lasted Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-01-019

Review Date: 08/19/2014



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