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ARC

ARC 1126C   ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING I

credits: 3  
An introductory drafting course oriented toward students entering the career areas of building design and/or construction. 6 class and laboratory hours weekly.

ARC 1301   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I

credits: 4  
An introductory course interfacing communication skills with design thinking. Emphasis is on the awareness and understanding of basic organization ideas in design. 122 contact hours.

ARC 1302   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: ARC 1301. An analysis course that uses the study of architectural precedent as a foundation for the development of communication and design skills. 122 contact hours.

ARC 1701   ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I

credits: 3  
This course is a general survey of social, political and cultural factors which have generated art and architecture from prehistoric times through the Baroque and Rococo periods. Instruction also includes drawings and sketches of major buildings. An annotated sketchbook will be required. 47 contact hours.

ARC 1702   ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY II

credits: 3  

This course is a general survey of the social, political and cultural factors which have generated art and architecture from the Age of Enlightenment to the present. The elements of architecture, described by Vitruvius as Function, Strength and Aesthetics, will be analyzed in significant buildings from the Age of Enlightenment to the current works by contemporary architects. Instruction also includes drawings and sketches of major buildings. An annotated sketchbook will be required. 47 contact hours.

ARC 2180C   INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ETD 1320C or permission of program director. This is an introductory course interfacing digital design and communication tools with design thinking and hands on production. Emphasis is on the use of digital technology to facilitate expansion of basic engineering and architectural design modalities, and laying a foundation for the full integration of digital technologies into the design studio. 47 contact hours.

ARC 2201   ARCHITECTURAL THEORY I

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: ARC 1701 and ARC 2303. This course is a theoretical exploration into the meaning and goals of architecture; an investigation of the creative process of design. 47 contact hours.

ARC 2303   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: ARC 1302. This course is an introduction to the forces, both physical and perceptual, which determine the varied environments which man creates, or otherwise alters. Emphasis will be placed on (1) becoming aware of the forces which contribute to the environment; (2) gathering and organizing data supporting the existence of these forces; and (3) discovering means to communicate these findings. 122 contact hours.

ARC 2304   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: ARC 2303 with a grade of C.  A personal interview and a review of the student's portfolio and academic record by an architecture faculty committee is required for admission to this course. This course is a continuation of Architectural Design III, basic studies in perception of the components of architecture. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 122 contact hours.

ARC 2461   MATERIALS AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION I

credits: 3  
This course is an introduction to materials and methods used in wood frame, masonry, concrete and steel construction. Laboratory work will consist of "hands on" experience and field trips to construction sites. 92 contact hours.

ARC 2501   ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES I

credits: 4  
Prerequisites: ARC 2303. This course is a study of basic principles of static mechanics and strength of materials relating to the design, investigation, and behavior of structural elements and systems of buildings. 62 contact hours. This course has a substantial writing requirement.

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