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Undergraduate Catalog | 2006-2008
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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2006–2007 and 2007–2008; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog. For current information about architecture courses, students should consult the schedule posted in the School of Architecture.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

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ARI | Architectural Interior Design

Lower-Division Courses

310K. Design I. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to studio design, with an emphasis on foundations in form, space, scale, human aspects of design, movement, structure, and place-making. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 311K.

310L. Design II. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Application of foundation elements, such as light, color, and texture. Introduction of concerns for program and activity accommodation within interior environments. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 310K or Architecture 310K.

311K. Visual Communication I. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to freehand drawing and the fundamentals of two- and three-dimensional visual design. Includes exercises in color theory and application, formal and spatial studies, life drawing and building sketching, and the principles of linear perspective. Employs a variety of media. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 310K.

311L. Visual Communication II. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Study and application of drawing and other communication skills for designers. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 311K or Architecture 311K.

318K. Interiors and Society. Concepts, principles, and elements of interior design, presented in artistic, philosophical, and professional contexts. Includes a basic historical overview of the development of interior design. Prerequisite: For students in the School of Architecture, none; for others, consent of instructor.

318M. Interior Design History. Survey of interior design from antiquity through the eighteenth century, including theoretical, social, technical, and environmental forces. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 318K.

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Upper-Division Courses

320K. Design III—Interiors. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Focus on the physical and psychological needs of the inhabitants of interior space. Emphasis on conceptual process and diagrammatic techniques. Projects deal with real building situations and introduce implications of fenestration, structure, and materials. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 310L with a grade of at least C, and concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 221K.

520L. Design IV—Interiors. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Explores linkages between multiple interior spaces and the study of spatial thresholds. Investigates individual spaces in relation to the body and the surrounding environment, utilizing a clearly defined program. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 320K.

221K. Visual Communication III. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to digital tools for communicating design, with an emphasis on integrating digital image, CAD, and 3-D software processes with hand drawing and modeling techniques. Topics include manipulation of digital images, combination of text and image, rendered perspectives, measured drawings, and an introduction to 3-D modeling. Use of advanced visual language. Some projects are based on work done in the student's design studios. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 311L (or 211L).

324K. Environmental Controls I. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. A survey of acoustics, color, light, illumination, and electrical and information systems in architectural interiors. Includes techniques of documentation. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 520L.

130. Interior Design Internship. Practical application of design procedures in a professional design office. At least 250 hours of work in one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 530T.

530K. Design V—Interiors. Examination of the elements of interior space and scale, including specific human factors. Particular emphasis on the design, documentation, production, and placement of objects in interiors. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 520L (or 320L) and 221K and Architecture 415K.

530T. Design VI—Interiors. Capstone studio with projects that are specific design situations from current markets. Application of code issues, regulatory restraints, fire safety, and regulations for accessibility in interiors. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 530K and 324K.

434K. Construction II—Interior Materials and Assemblies. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Core concepts in interior materials, assemblies, and systems. Includes material properties, environmental and sustainable issues, attachment, detailing, and product specifications. Projects encourage manipulation and assembly of various material systems. Case studies using material samples, and field trips to sites of fabrication. Six hours of lecture and laboratory a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 415K.

338. Designing for Human Behavior. Issues of mood, privacy, perception, proxemics, and preferences applied to the design of interiors. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

350R. Topics in Interior Design Theory. Seminar in a variety of topics. Designed to broaden the student's knowledge of interior design and to encourage critical and theoretical thinking in the discipline. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 318M and Architecture 328 with a grade of at least C in each.

560R. Advanced Interior Design. Synthesis of components covered in other interior design courses, such as human aspects, place-making, the interior envelope, transitional spaces, and conceptual processes. These components form a basis for addressing specific topics related to interiors. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 530T.

362. Interior Design Practice. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Business procedures, professional practice, design project control and management, and professional ethics. Documents procedures for interior design. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

368R. Interior Design History II. Study of function and aesthetics, and decoration and use, emphasizing interiors from the nineteenth century to the present. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 318M and Architecture 328.

279, 379. Interior Design Research. Investigation of problems selected by the student with approval of the supervising instructor. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor and the dean.

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ARC | Architecture

Lower-Division Courses

301D. Connecting Research Experience. Restricted to freshmen and sophomores. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

001F. First-Year Interest Group Seminar. Restricted to students in the First-Year Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various School of Architecture disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

308. Architecture and Society. Introduction to the social contexts, potential, and consequences of architecture and interior design. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester.

310K. Design I. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to forms and methods of architectural design. Taught in a studio format by faculty members under the direction of a faculty coordinator. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architecture 311K.

310L. Design II. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to forms and methods of architectural design. Taught in a studio format by faculty members under the direction of a faculty coordinator. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310K and 311K.

311K. Visual Communication I. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Study and application of drawing and other communication skills for architects. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architecture 310K.

311L. Visual Communication II. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Study and application of drawing and other communication skills for designers. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310K and 311K.

415K. Construction I. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to building construction, materials, and structures. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.

415L. Construction II. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Analysis of building assemblies, envelope design, and structures. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 415K; Mathematics 408C; and Physics 302K and 102M, or 303K and 103M.

318K. History of Architecture, Survey I. Comparative study of the architecture of the ancient world, including Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 308.

318L. History of Architecture, Survey II. World architecture from postantiquity to the modern era. Prerequisite: Architecture 318K.

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Upper-Division Courses

320C. Connecting Research Experience. Supervised research associated with the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. With consent of the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and admission to the Connexus Bridging Disciplines Program.

320K. Design III. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Intermediate-level studio addressing spatial, tectonic, environmental, social, and theoretical issues in architectural design. Taught in a studio format by faculty members under the direction of a faculty coordinator. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310L and 311L.

520L. Design IV. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Intermediate-level studio addressing urban design and building design. Taught in a studio format by faculty members under the direction of a faculty coordinator. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 320K and 221K.

520M. Design V. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Intermediate-level studio with an emphasis on theory and research. Taught in a studio format by faculty members under the direction of a faculty coordinator. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 520L.

221K. Visual Communication III. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to digital tools for communicating design, with an emphasis on integrating digital image, CAD, and 3-D software processes with hand drawing and modeling techniques. Topics include manipulation of digital images, combination of text and image, rendered perspectives, measured drawings, and an introduction to 3-D modeling. Use of advanced visual language. Some projects are based on work done in the student's design studios. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310L and 311L.

328. History of Architecture, Survey III. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. World architecture of the modern era. Prerequisite: Architecture 318K and 318L.

128C, 228C, 328C. Advanced Connexus Forum Seminar Series. Discussion of contemporary issues related to the topics of a Bridging Disciplines Program, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary perspectives, research, and critical discourse. For 128C, two lecture hours a week for eight weeks; for 228C, two lecture hours a week for one semester; for 328C, three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one hour of supervised research a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic and are given in the Course Schedule.

530T. Design VI. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Intermediate-level studio addressing the requirements of sound buildings—their programmatic, spatial, and tectonic resolution and their relationships to the physical and social context of the site. Taught in a studio format by faculty members under the direction of a faculty coordinator. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 520M.

333. Site Design. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. History, theory, and technique of landscape design, with emphasis on the relationship of a building to its landscape. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

334L. Environmental Controls II. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. A survey of heating, ventilating, air conditioning, vertical transportation, and wiring and plumbing systems in buildings, including techniques of documentation. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 324K.

435K. Construction III. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Theories of building construction and materials; structural component analysis and design. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 415L.

435L. Construction IV. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Theories of building behavior and materials; structural system analysis and design. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 435K.

335M. Construction V. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Advanced analysis of building envelope, assemblies, detailing, and specifications. Prerequisite: Architecture 435L.

350R. Topics in Design Theory. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: The Modern American City. Same as Geography 337 and Urban Studies 352 (Topic 1: The Modern American City). Issues facing residents of United States cities, such as transportation and housing, poverty and crime, metropolitan finance, environmental and architectural design; historical/comparative urban evolution. Prerequisite: For architecture majors, Architecture 328; for others, upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Housing America. Same as Urban Studies 352 (Topic 2: Housing America).

Topic 3: Urban Design Practice. Same as Urban Studies 352 (Topic 3: Urban Design Practice).

Topic 4: Economy/Value/Quality of Life. Same as Urban Studies 352 (Topic 4: Economy/Value/Quality of Life).

351R. Visual Communication. Advanced problems for the refinement of visual communication skills and architectural presentation methods, including drawing, photography, and computer-aided graphics. Three lecture hours or six studio hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Architecture 520L.

Topic 1: Computer Applications in Design. Six studio hours a week for one semester.

Topic 2: Introduction to Computer Applications. Six studio hours a week for one semester.

Topic 4: Composition, Presentation, and Portfolio.

Topic 5: Descriptive Geometry.

Topic 6: Drawing Clinic.

Topic 7: Introduction to Computer Imaging.

Topic 8: Seeing Things: General Drawing.

Topic 9: Solid Geometry Drawing.

Topic 10: Visual Communication Exercises.

Topic 11: Wood Design.

560R. Advanced Design. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Advanced problems in architectural design. Fifteen hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics and instructors vary. Prerequisite: Architecture 530T and satisfactory completion of third-year portfolio review.

560T. Advanced Design. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Comprehensive studio to develop the student's ability to combine the elements that create a thorough building design. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 560R.

361T. Technical Communication. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Studio to produce construction documents for buildings designed in Architecture 560T. Six studio hours a week for one semester.

362. Professional Practice. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Ethical, legal, and administrative responsibilities of the architect; organizations, processes, and roles in architecture. Prerequisite: Architecture 560R.

368R. Topics in the History of Architecture. Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Seminars and lecture/seminars on advanced topics in the history of architecture. Regular topics include ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Latin American, Asian, nineteenth-century, and twentieth-century history of architecture, and historiography of architecture. Three lecture/seminar hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Architecture 318L and 328.

279, 379, 479, 579. Architectural Research. Investigation of problems selected by the student with approval of the supervising instructor. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. A grade of at least C is required for degree credit.

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CRP | Community and Regional Planning

Upper-Division Course

369K. Principles of Physical Planning. Introductory course in the physical dimension of urban planning. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or six semester hours of upper-division coursework.

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