Five Areas of Focus

The following semester-by-semester chart indicates courses for successful completion of the BArch degree.  The curriculum is color coded to represent five areas of pedagogical focus within the degree. Clicking on course titles will download individual course outlines. 

Please note that full-time enrollment is required for the third through fifth years of the degree.  This is done to ensure students get the full benefit of integrated course materials.  Continued curriculum review and development continues, specifically in the creation of “cluster courses” that combine courses across disciplines. 

 

Studio & Design

Communication Skills

Building Science and Technology

Professional Practice

History and Theory

Other

  

 

Fall

Spring

Summer

 

1st Year

ARC 101

INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS

 

ARC 102

ARCHITECTURAL
DESIGN I

4

ENG 101

COLLEGE WRITING

3

ARC 123

PHILOSOPHY OF ARCH. & DESIGN THEORY

3

MAT 112

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3

ENG 102W – INTRO TO LITERATURE  or

ENG 317W – PROFESSIONAL.WRITING

3

ART 112

2D DESIGN

3

ARH 106

HISTORY OF ART/ARC II

3

ARC 111/ARH 105

HISTORY OF ART/ARC I

3

ART 115

DRAWING I

3

 

CREDITS

16

16

 

2nd Year

ARC 203

ARCH. DESIGN II

4

ARC 204

ARCH. DESIGN III

4

ARH 312

HIST. OF MODERN ARCH.

3

PSY 100

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

ART 140

INTRO TO DIGITAL IMAGING

3

ARC 241

ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS

3

COM 101

PUBLIC SPEAKING

3

ARC 251

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN CONCEPTS

3

ARC 261

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGIES

3

INV 180

CREATE: INVVOVATION ENGINEERING I

3

 

CREDITS

16

16

 

3rd Year

ARC 305

ARCH. DESIGN IV

4

ARC 306

ARCH. DESIGN V

4

ARC 221              

CONCEPTS OF STRUCTURE I

3

ARC 322

CONCEPTS OF STRUCTURE II

3

ARC 231

ARCH. MATERIALS & METHODS

3

ARC 332

CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

3

PHY 115

GENERAL PHYSICS + LAB

3

  ARC 489

 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

3

3

HUM XXX

HUMANITIES/ELECTIVE

3

 

CREDITS

14

16

 

4th Year

ARC 407

ARCH. DESIGN VI

4

ARC 408

ARCH. DESIGN VII

4

ARC 441

 

FOREIGN TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

  ARC 421

 PROFESSIONAL
 PRACTICE

3

ARC 431

ARCHITECTURAL SEMINAR

3

ARC 350

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS IN ARCHITECTURE

3

ARC 406

ARCHITECTURE APPRENTICESHIP

3

SOC XXX

SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE

3

ARC 489

TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

3

 

CREDITS

13

13

 

5th Year

ARC 509

ARCH. DESIGN VIII

6

ARC 510

ARCH. DESIGN - THESIS

8

HUM XXX

HUMANITIES/ELECTIVE

3

ARC 361

PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT

3

GEN ELEC

GENERAL ELECTIVE

3

ARC 489

TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE

3

GEN ELEC

GENERAL ELECTIVE

3

 

CREDITS

15

12

150