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Architecture

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.

TAR 1271   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

credits: 3  
This course is a general survey of office practices for the small entrepreneur in the Building Arts. It includes information on setting up an office, costs, fees, legal implications, local, state and federal regulations, and employee and client relationships. 47 contact hours.

TAR 1941   ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING PRACTICUM

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: TAR 2122C. This course is an intensive study in an area of special interest to the students in the Building Arts programs. Students will demonstrate professional competencies in the documentation and completion of an approved project that may incorporate multiple aspects of the construction industry, including planning, drawing, estimating, scheduling, permitting and/or site observation. 92 contact hours.

TAR 2122C   ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION DRAWING

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: BCN 1251C or permission from instructor after review of previous work. This course covers architectural drawing applied to varied materials and structural systems, such as, prestressed concrete, steel and curtain walls. Emphasis will be on commercial construction. Students with previous computer-aided drafting experience have the option of completing the required assignments using computer-aided drafting systems. 92 contact hours.

TAR 2949   CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisite: Faculty Advisor/Co-op Coordinator or Program Director Approval. This course is designed to provide students with major-related, supervised, evaluated practical training work experiences which may be paid or voluntary. Students are graded on the basis of documented learning acquired through hands-on experiences in an actual work setting. Variable credits are available, one to three per course. The student must fulfill the requirement of 60 on-the-job hours for each credit earned in addition to written assignments. Co-op courses may be repeated but total credits shall not exceed twelve.


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