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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
1998 - 2000


CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
College of Business Administration

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
College of Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000; however, all courses are not 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 that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed. For current information about architecture courses, students should consult the schedule posted in the School of Architecture.

Architecture and architectural interior design courses are numbered according to the following system: The first digit of a course number indicates the value of the course in semester hours. The second digit indicates the rank of the course: 0 for lower-division courses open to nonmajors, 1 for first-year courses, 2 for second-year courses, 3 for third- or fourth-year courses, 4 for upper-division courses for nonmajors, 5 for unrestricted electives, 6 for required courses restricted to students who have completed specific prerequisites, 8 for graduate topics courses, and 9 for graduate courses in the design and thesis sequence. The third digit (unless the second digit is 9) indicates the subject area: 0 for design courses, 1 for visual communication, 2 for professional studies, 3 for urban and site design, 4 for environmental controls, 5 for construction systems, 8 for history and theory, and 9 for independent study and research. The letter K, L, or M indicates that the course is one in a sequence of courses; T indicates a course with a prerequisite of concurrent enrollment in another course; and R indicates a topics course that may be repeated for credit toward a degree requirement when the topics vary.

This numbering system applies only to architecture and architectural interior design courses. For an explanation of the University course numbering system, see General Information.

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Architectural Interior Design: ARI

Lower-Division Courses

301. Computer Applications in Interior Design.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Use of the computer as a tool for interior design illustration, drafting, and design development. Emphasis on computer graphics, technical knowledge and image processing, two-dimensional drawing, three-dimensional modeling, and building interiors. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 308, 310K, and 311K.

318K. Interior Design Theory and Issues.
The underlying premises and theories in interior design thought. Encompasses the dual roles of function and aesthetics, decoration and use, and the relation of interior design to the whole building and its surroundings. Prerequisite: Architecture 308.

318L. History of Interior Design and Furnishings I.
Survey of interiors, furnishings, and the decorative arts as an expression of cultural and socioeconomic life from antiquity through the seventeenth century. Prerequisite: One of the following: Architectural Interior Design 318K, Architecture 308, Architecture 310L and 311L, Art History 301, Studio Art 302K, or Theatre and Dance 314C (or Drama 305K or 308T) and Theatre and Dance 314M (or Drama 305L); or consent of instructor.

318M. History of Interior Design and Furnishings II.
Survey of interiors, furnishings, and the decorative arts as an expression of cultural and socioeconomic life from the seventeenth century to the present. Prerequisite: One of the following: Architectural Interior Design 318K, Architecture 308, Architecture 310L and 311L, Art History 301, Studio Art 302K, or Theatre and Dance 314C (or Drama 305K or 308T) and Theatre and Dance 314M (or Drama 305L); or consent of instructor.

Upper-Division Courses

320K. Interior Design III.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Exploration of design principles that develop functional and aesthetic solutions to interior environments; spatial organization, color problems, and the design process, with emphasis on communication techniques. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310L and 311L with a grade of at least C in each, and Architectural Interior Design 318K.

520L. Interior Design IV.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Interior design process for residential and nonresidential interiors, with emphasis on programming, space planning, specifications, and special needs of individuals and groups. Advanced visual communication for interior designers. Fifteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 320K with a grade of at least C.

530K. Interior Design V.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Design and construction of furniture. Emphasis on working drawings, specifications and cost estimation for custom-designed furnishings, and casework and/or window treatments in the practice of interior design. Fifteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 520L with a grade of at least C, and concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 334K and 362.

530L. Interior Design VI.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. The summation and integration of design and technology, including organization, research, lighting systems, programming, and specifications. Fifteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 530K with a grade of at least C, and concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 334L and 263.

334K. Interior Building Systems I.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Survey of interior building systems and codes. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 520L with a grade of at least C; concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 530K and 362; Mathematics 408C; and Physics 302L and 102N.

334L. Interior Building Systems II.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Quantitative and qualitative aspects of lighting and issues of acoustics in interior design. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 334K with a grade of at least C, and concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 530L and 263.

335. Interior Materials and Finishes.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Analysis of interior design materials and finishes and their fabrication, performance, and installation. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 320K with a grade of at least C.

350R. Topics in Interior Design Theory.
Intensive study of selected interior design problems and issues. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Architectural Interior Design 520L, and consent of instructor.

560R. Advanced Interior Design.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Advanced exploration of residential and nonresidential interiors. Fifteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 530L with a grade of at least C.

362. Interior Design Practice.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Business practices for interior designers: office practices, business procedures, contract documents and related legal issues, marketing strategies, and professional ethics. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 520L with a grade of at least C, and concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 530K and 334K.

263. Integrated Interior Systems.
Restricted to students in the School of Architecture. Theories of materials and system components affecting sound interior design. Emphasis on environmental issues such as green buildings, use of recycled materials, and indoor air quality. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architectural Interior Design 362, and concurrent enrollment in Architectural Interior Design 530L and 334L.

268. Advanced Studies in Interior Design.
Intensive study of selected interior design problems. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Architecture: ARC

Lower-Division Courses

308. Architecture, Interior Design, 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.
Open only to students in the School of Architecture. Introduction to the methods and sensitivities of architectural design. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architecture 311K.

310L. Design II.
Continuation of Architecture 310K. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310K and 311K with a grade of at least C in each, and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 311L.

311K. Visual Communication I.
Restricted to architecture majors. 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.
Continuation of Architecture 311K. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310K and 311K with a grade of at least C in each, and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 310L.

415K. Construction I.
Materials and methods of construction systems. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester.

415L. Construction II.
Introduction to statics and strengths of materials, forces in structures, principles of equilibrium. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Physics 302L and 102N, or 303L and 103N; Mathematics 408C; and Architecture 415K with a grade of at least C.

318K. History of Architecture, Survey I.
Comparative study of the architecture of the ancient world, including Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Prerequisite: Architecture 308 and 311K, or consent of instructor.

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

Upper-Division Courses

320K. Design III.
Restricted to architecture majors. The study of design, with emphasis on the basic requirements of buildings; spatial, structural, environmental, social, and theoretical issues. Nine hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310L and 311L with a grade of at least C in each, and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 221K.

520L. Design IV.
The study of intermediate design, with emphasis on urban design; continued attention to the fundamentals of building design within a given context. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 320K with a grade of at least C.

221K. Visual Communication III.
Restricted to architecture majors. Continuation of Architecture 311L. Six hours of lecture and studio a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 310L and 311L with a grade of at least C in each, and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 320K.

328. History of Architecture, Survey III.
World architecture of the modern era. Prerequisite: Architecture 308.

530T. Design V.
Problems of intermediate architectural design, emphasizing the requirements of sound building--their spatial, shelter, and structural significance and their relationships to the physical and social context of the site. Fifteen studio hours a week for one semester. Architecture 530K and 530T may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Architecture 520L with a grade of at least C and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 231T.

231T. Design Theory Laboratory.
Integration of material studied in technology support courses into design issues and concepts. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 520L with a grade of at least C and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 530T.

333. Site Design.
History, theory, and technique of landscape design, with emphasis on the relationship of a building to its landscape. Prerequisite: For architecture majors, upper-division standing; for others, consent of instructor.

334K. Environmental Controls I.
Environmental issues in general and the environmental imperative of architecture. Emphasis on quantitative aspects of the fundamental principles of physics required in the areas studied in Architecture 334L. Prerequisite: Architecture 520L with a grade of at least C.

334L. Environmental Controls II.
The integration of environmental control systems into the form-making process of architectural design. Survey of architectural acoustics; lighting and electrical systems; and heating, ventilating, air conditioning, vertical transportation, and plumbing systems in buildings. Prerequisite: Architecture 334K.

435K. Construction III.
The concept and theory of systems design and the analysis of subsystems that form the building. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 415L with a grade of at least C.

435L. Construction IV.
Architectural theory and design of timber, steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry members and envelopes. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Architecture 435K with a grade of at least C.

335M. Construction V.
Study of construction processes and the selection and specification of finish materials. Prerequisite: Architecture 435L.

348. The Appreciation of Architecture.
A survey of architecture, both past and present, intended to develop an understanding and an appreciation of the art and practice of building. May not be counted toward a degree in architecture. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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. 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.

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 311L with a grade of at least C.

560R. Advanced Design.
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 with a grade of at least C.

560T. Advanced Design.
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 with a grade of at least C, and concurrent enrollment in Architecture 361T.

361T. Technical Communication.
Studio to produce construction documents for buildings designed in Architecture 560T. Six studio hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Architecture 560T.

362. Professional Practice.
Ethical, legal, and administrative responsibilities of the architect; organizations, processes, and roles in architecture. Prerequisite: Architecture 560R with a grade of at least C.

368R. Topics in the History of Architecture.
Seminars and lecture/seminars on advanced topics in the history of architecture. Regular topics include ancient, medieval, Renaissance, Latin American, oriental, 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: For architecture majors, Architecture 318L and 328; for nonmajors, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

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. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and the dean.

Community and Regional Planning: CRP

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 and consent of instructor.



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Chapter 5  |  Chapter 6  |  Chapter 7  |  Chapter 8  |  Chapter 9
Chapter 10  |  Chapter 11  |  Chapter 12  |  Chapter 13
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
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