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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 30, 2020
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Architecture-Design Minor


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The Architecture-Design minor consists of 18 credits, distributed as follows:

Requirements for the minor


The minor in Architecture - Design provides an option for students majoring in fields such as Civil Engineering, Environmental Studies, History, Studio Arts, Urban Studies and for whom course work in architectural design and history will provide additional breadth in their studies of the built environment. The minor requires that students complete 18 credits, 12 of which are studio-based design courses and six of which will provide historical and theoretical background for thinking about architecture and the built environment.

Foundational course in architecture


Two courses in architectural design


Students must earn a letter grade of C or higher in ARC 0201 - FOUNDATIONS STUDIO 1  to enroll in ARC 1201 - ARCHITECTURE DESIGN STUDIO 1 .

Two co-requisites


ARC 1911 - ARCHITECTURE AND DIGITAL MEDIA 1  may be waived for students who have taken a course in AutoCAD in high school or an equivalent course in the Department of Civil Engineering in the Swanson School of Engineering.  CEE 0109 - COMPUTER METH IN CIVIL ENGRG 1  satisfies this requirement.

SA 0130 - DRAWING STUDIO 1  may be waived for students who have taken material or studio art courses in high school.

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