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ARCH 110: ARCHITECTURAL ORIENTATION

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This course consists of a series of lectures, seminars, and field trips designed to present the relation of architecture to other disciplines and professions, the role of the architect in society, and the challenges and opportunities of the profession.

ARCH 111: INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite:

This introductory course includes architectural perspective sketching and architectural delineation in black and white media.

ARCH 112: ARCHITECTURAL RENDERING IN COLOR

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 111 with a grade of "C" or better

This course includes advanced architectural sketching, introduction of color media, description of speed techniques, and detailing.

ARCH 115: INTRODUCTION TO THE ART AND SCIENCE OF GREEN BUILDING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This introductory survey course will examine the core concepts of green building ranging from the global impacts of the built environment to the fundamentals of building science. Topics include sustainable site development, energy efficiency, renewable energy, project team integration, materials selection, and the concept of appropriate technology. The course will provide a cross-disciplinary approach to learning that enables students to integrate skills and knowledge from multiple sources and experiences, and apply their understanding to their professional and civic life.

ARCH 131: ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 137 with a grade of "C" or higher or ARCTK111 with a grade of "C" or higher

This course is an introduction to building construction for design professionals. It includes the study of materials, products and systems for buildings and the criteria for their selection with emphasis on wood and masonry construction. Legal and economic implications and cost control, written and graphic communications for construction are also included in this course.

ARCH 132: ARCHITECTURAL CONSTRUCTION II

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 131 with a grade of "C" or better

This course covers the building process, the architect-engineer, builder and manufacturer. A continuation of ARCH 131, this course includes further study and analysis of materials, products and systems with an emphasis on non-combustible and fire resistive building construction as well as building code and zoning requirements and specifications. This course also includes a study of building construction through the preparation of architectural and structural working drawings.

ARCH 137: FUNDAMENTALS OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Enrollment in Architecture curriculum

This introductory course includes fundamentals of architectural drafting techniques, such as lettering, line work, orthographic oblique projections, two dimensional representation, perspectives, sections, sketching, shades and shadows, architectural and topographic forms.

ARCH 138: ARCHITECTURAL FREEHAND DRAWING I

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ARCH 137 and enrollment in Architecture curriculum

This studio course includes drawing three- dimensional assigned architectural forms and spaces on a two-dimensional surface, introduction to the use of perspective in architectural freehand drawing, sketching of architectural motifs and drawing from nature in various types of pencils.

ARCH 139: ARCHITECTURAL FREEHAND DRAWING II

2 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 138 with a grade of "C" or better

This studio course is a continuation of ARCH 138 with emphasis on other media and an accelerated pace in freehand architectural sketching techniques.

ARCH 201: BASIC DESIGN STUDIO I

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 137 with a grade of "C" or better and ARCH 139 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is an introduction to fundamentals of architectural design: object, perception and light. Vocabulary includes: figure-ground composition, balance and movement, proportion and rhythm, mass-space organization, multiple viewing positions, one- and two-point perspective, orthographic projection and freehand drawing.

ARCH 202: BASIC DESIGN STUDIO II

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 201 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is an extension of ARCH 201 with prime emphasis on major factors which influence aesthetic decisions, relation of the physical and human environment to design, and integration of design, and notation and evaluation of an image system in the local community.

ARCH 203: INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing in Architecture curriculum or department approval

This course is a visual and cultural analysis of selected buildings, urban spaces, and cities, from ancient Greece to modern times, with emphasis on architectural traditions of western civilization, especially as they affect the built environment of America and the Middle West.

ARCH 204: ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCTK 111 or ARCH 137 both with a grade of "C" or better

This course is intended to be the first in a series of courses to introduce the architectural student or professional to the basic concepts of computer aided design and drafting using AutoCAD software. The student will be introduced to the basic commands of the systems in developing three-dimensional modeling and two-dimensional drawings. Students will gain experience in generating, manipulating and editing graphics and 3-D modeling along with creating library parts for graphic display. Additional topics in text and dimensioning will be introduced. This course may be repeated twice; however, it may be used only once to fulfill the requirement for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

ARCH 205: ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 204 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is the second in a series of courses to introduce the architectural student or professional to the concepts of the architectural, engineering and construction applications of the AutoCAD System using architectural Desktop software. The student will be introduced to the commands of the advanced software to generate multiple building plans and elevations. Discussion of multi- discipline designs using layers and three-dimensional manipulation and further discussion of menus and model parts in the advanced software will be covered. This course may be repeated twice; however, it may be used only once to fulfill the requirement for an Associate in Applied Science degree.

ARCH 206: ARCHITECTURAL COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN AND DRAFTING III

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ARCH 204 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is the third in a series of courses to introduce the architectural student or professional to the concepts of the Civil-Site Engineering applications of the AutoCAD System software. The student will be introduced to creation and annotation of map grids and state-plan grid coordinates. Discussion of contours and generation of 3-D digital terrain models will be covered. This course may be repeated twice; however, it may be used only once to fulfill the requirement for an Associate in Applied Science degree.