Bachelor of Architecture Curriculum [Pre-Fall 2017]

Bachelor of Architecture
Curriculum Template [Pre-Fall 2017]

 

First Year

Fall
Spring

Second Year

Fall
Spring

Third Year

Fall
Spring

Fourth Year

Fall
Spring

Fifth Year

Fall
Spring

Additional Requirements

In regard to the above template, please note that studios are sequential with the exception of the Design Development Studio, which may be taken any time after Integrated Design Schematic and before Final Project Design Studio. Students are required to complete eight credits in Math, 12 in Science, and 20 in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences from an extensive list of course offerings (see Institute core requirements for greater detail). In addition, students have 12 credits of professional electives, and 12 credits of free electives which may be used to further focus on a concentrated area of study, pursue a minor, or as a means of further broadening exposure to a range of disciplines.

Discipline specific sequences embedded in the curriculum are detailed below.

Technology courses: ARCH 2330 Structures 1 is sequential and prerequisite to ARCH 4330 Structures 2; and ARCH 2360 Environmental and Ecological Systems is sequential and prerequisite to ARCH 4740 Building Systems and Environment.

ARCH 2800 Architectural Design Studio 1, ARCH 2810 Architectural Design Studio 2, ARCH 2820 Architectural Design Studio 3, ARCH 2830 Architectural Design Studio 4, and ARCH 4820 Comprehensive Design Studio, and ARCH 2330 Structures 1, ARCH 2360 Environmental and Ecological Systems, ARCH 4330 Structures 2, ARCH 4740 Building Systems and Environment are prerequisites to the ARCH 4830 Design Development Studio. ARCH 4740 Building Systems and Environment may be taken concurrently with the ARCH 4830 Design Development Studio.

ARCH 2160 Architectural Media is a prerequisite to ARCH 2150 The Ethos of Architecture, and ARCH 4090 Architectural Case Studies.

ARCH 4090 Architectural Case Studies is a prerequisite to ARCH 4120 Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 1.

ARCH 4120 Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 1 is a prerequisite to ARCH 4130 Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 2.

ARCH 4130 Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 2 is prerequisite to ARCH 4100 An Architectural Genealogy 1.

ARCH 4100 An Architectural Genealogy 1 is prerequisite to ARCH 4110 An Architectural Genealogy 2.

ARCH 4110 An Architectural Genealogy 2 is prerequisite to ARCH 4150 Contemporary Design Approaches.

ARCH 4150 Contemporary Design Approaches is prerequisite to ARCH 4050 Cities and Their Territories.

ARCH 4910 Final Project Design Research Seminar is prerequisite to ARCH 4920 Final Project Design Studio.


Footnotes
  1. HASS Institute communications intensive requirement (see Class Hour Schedule for approved courses); Final Project Design Studio will fulfill the Architecture major communications intensive requirement.
  2. Four credits of the HASS core requirements are embedded within the Architectural Genealogy sequence: ARCH 4100 and ARCH 4110.
  3. Four credits of the Institute core Science requirements are embedded within the technology sequence: ARCH 2330, ARCH 2360, ARCH 4330, and ARCH 4740.
  4. Taken in the same semester as ARCH 4830.

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