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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ARCH 098 Special Topics (1-15) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ARCH 099 (IL) Foreign Studies--Architecture (1-15) Individual or group instruction conducted in a foreign country.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARCH 100 (GA) Architecture and Ideas (3) General introduction to world architecture, emphasizing the relationship between concepts, philosophies, values and ideologies in shaping the built environment.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

ARCH 121 Visual Communications I (2) Development of two and three-dimensional graphic communications skills and techniques required for the practice of architecture.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

ARCH 122 Visual Communications II (2) Development of two-dimensional digital graphic communications skills and techniques required for the practice of architecture.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 131S andARCH 121   Concurrent: ARCH 132

ARCH 130A Basic Design and Research I (3-6) Multidimensional design and perceptual development. Formulation of abstracted concepts and logical visual models.
Effective: Spring 1996
Prerequisite: Architectural Engineering majors only  

ARCH 131S Basic Design Studio I (4) An introduction to the basic concepts, methods, and skills of architectural design in a project-based, active learning, studio environment.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrentARCH 121  

ARCH 132 Basic Design Studio II (4) Continuation of ARCH 131S which further explores basic concepts, methods, and skills of architectural design with an emphasis on craftsmanship.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 131S andARCH 121   Concurrent: ARCH 122

ARCH 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ARCH 198 Special Topics (1-15) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ARCH 199 (IL) Foreign Studies--Architecture (1-15) Individual or group instruction conducted in a foreign country.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARCH 203 Materials and Building Construction I (3) Instruction in the design and construction of buildings utilizing wood and steel.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:A E 210   Concurrent: ARCH 231 and A E 421

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.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 203   Concurrent: ARCH 232 and A E 422

ARCH 210 (GA) Introduction to Architecture and Planning Theories (3) The course introduces architectural and urban theory by presenting and exploring key concepts through major texts from the Western tradition.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

ARCH 211 (GA) Contemporary Design and Planning Theories II (3) Continuation of ARCH 210, with an in-depth analysis and study of significant and current environmental constructs and issues.
Effective: Summer 1995
Prerequisite: ARCH 210  

ARCH 231 Architectural Design I (6) Design of limited environments within defined constraints.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 132 andARCH 122   Concurrent: ARCH 203 and A E 421

ARCH 232 Architectural Design II (6) Design of limited environments within defined constraints.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 231 andARCH 203 andA E 421   Concurrent: ARCH 204 and A E 422

ARCH 295 Advanced Architectural and Related Design/Construction Work Experience I (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or architectural and related design/construction work experience.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in:ARCH 132, ARCH 121 andARCH 122 ; Instructor approval of a proposal for work experience including employment agreement with an approved supervisor  

ARCH 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ARCH 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

ARCH 298 Special Topics (1-15) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ARCH 299 (IL) Foreign Studies--Architecture (1-15) Individual or group instruction conducted in a foreign country.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

ARCH 311W Architectural and Planning Theories (3) Architectural theory course with a strong focus on the reading and writing of essays about architecture and related fields.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 orENGL 030 ; Students must also earn a C or better in:ARCH 210 andART H 201 andART H 202  

ARCH 312 Critical Postcolonial and Contemporary Perspectives in South Asian Architecture (3) This course will examine critical postcolonial and contemporary architectural issues in South Asia in the context of cultural globalization today.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

ARCH 316 (GA) Analysis of Human Settlements: Cities (3) Analysis of the interrelated factors which determined and shaped the various types of early cities through the nineteenth century.
Effective: Summer 1989
 

ARCH 317 Theory of Modern Japanese Architecture (3) Introduction to the development of modern Japanese architecture from the Meiji Restoration of 1868 to the present day.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

ARCH 331 Architectural Design III (6) Development of the design process through organizational methodologies, based on physical, functional, and social-behavioral determinants.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 232 andARCH 204 andA E 422   Concurrent: A E 211

ARCH 332 Architectural Design IV (6) Development of the design process through organizational methodologies, based on physical, functional, and social-behavioral determinants.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 331 andA E 211   Concurrent: A E 424

ARCH 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

ARCH 398 Special Topics (1-15) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ARCH 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

ARCH 412 Integrative Energy and Environmental Design (3) Concepts and strategies for the environmentally conscious design of the built environment.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

ARCH 417 The Language of Boundaries in Architecture and the Landscape (3) This course examines the development and significance of boundaries in the construction of human space and time. Students who have taken other courses from Architecture Visual Arts, Geography, or Philosophy that treat some aspect of spatial perception, conception, construction, or visualiation, or who have completed equivalent study independently, may enroll with the permission of the program.
Effective: Summer 2009
Prerequisite: Students should have taken at least one of the following courses:ARCH 210, ARCH 130A, ARCH 131S, LARCH 060, LARCH 065, GEOG 020 orINART 003 or permission of program  

ARCH 431 Architectural Design V (6) Continuation of ARCH 331 and 332, with design and research in program option areas.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 332 andA E 424  

ARCH 432 Architectural Design VI (6) A continuation of ARCH 431, this course explores in greater depth urban planning and archiectural design in an urban context.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 431  

ARCH 441 Architectural Design Analysis (3) Studies in principles and elements of design; planning for human use; the relationship of space to physical and social environment. Architectural Engineering majors only.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ARCH 130A  

ARCH 442 Architectural Design Analysis (3) Continuation of ARCH 441, with emphasis on functional relationship of space, form, structure, and building groups. Architectural Engineering majors only.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ARCH 441  

ARCH 443 Architectural Design Analysis Inspection Trip (1) Faculty guided trip to metropolitan areas to investigate noteworthy architecture and building construction and to visit professional offices.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: fourth-year architectural engineering majors first priority others by faculty approval  

ARCH 451 Architectural Professional Practice (3) A study of architectural practice in today's society: education, registration, office practice, codes, standards, construction industry, contracts, and legal documents.
Effective: Fall 2011
  Concurrent: ARCH 491

ARCH 480 Technical Systems Integration (3) Presentations of buildings' analyses from a multiplicity of viewpoints: architectural, spacial, environmental, mechanical, construction assembly.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: ARCH 203, ARCH 204, ARCH 332, A E 422 andA E 424 with a grade of C or better in each   Concurrent: ARCH 431

ARCH 481 Digital Design Media (3) Advanced course in digital modeling, rendering, animation and non-linear video for architectural investigations.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: approval by instructor  

ARCH 491 Architectural Design Studio (6-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Problems in architectural planning and design; and/or programming, implementation methodologies and applications for various environmental design scales.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 431, ARCH 499A andARCH 311W   Concurrent: ARCH 451

ARCH 492H Architectural Design Studio (6) Continuation of select ARCH 491 sections with concentration and specialization options.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 491   Concurrent: ARCH 480

ARCH 495 Advanced Architectural and Related Design/Construction Work Experience II (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or architectural and related design/construction work experience.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in:ARCH 332 ; instructor approval of work experience proposal including employment agreement with an approved supervisor.  

ARCH 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1986
 

ARCH 496H Independent Study - Honors (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

ARCH 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1986
 

ARCH 498 Special Topics (1-15) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

ARCH 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

ARCH 499A (IL) Rome Study--Architectural Design (6) Individual or group instruction conducted in Rome, Italy.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 332 andA E 424   Concurrent: ARCH 499B and ARCH 499C

ARCH 499B (IL) Architectural Analysis (3) Comparative study of architectural elements and building types through on-site drawing, recording, measurement, sketching and decomposition activity.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ART H 201 andART H 202   Concurrent: ARCH 431A or ARCH 432A and ARCH 499C

ARCH 499C (IL) Urban Studies Topics (3) A presentation of the history of Rome through the medium of its maps and walking tours of the city.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ART H 201 andART H 202   Concurrent: ARCH 431A or ARCH 432A and ARCH 499B

ARCH 499F (IL) Architectural Design--Foreign Study (6) Group instruction conducted in a foreign country.
Effective: Summer 2014
Prerequisite: Students must earn a C or better in:ARCH 431, ARCH 480, ARCH 499A andARCH 311W  

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