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College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Undergraduate Courses in Architecture

ARCH 1010 - Introduction to Architecture 3 (3,0)
Introduction to the discipline and profession of architecture. Lectures and discussion cover a broad range of architectural issues throughout history. Emphasizes the relationship between architecture and other disciplines as well as across cultures. Includes the development of individual digital portfolio.

ARCH 1510 - Architecture Communication 5 (2,6)
Introduction to principles and elementary vocabulary of architectural design. Collaborative studio which offers instruction in the specific skills of formal design composition, visual communication, oral presentation, and computer literacy.

ARCH 2040 - History of Modern Architecture 3(3,0)
Survey of the modern period featuring special topics in the history of architecture. emphasis is on typologies, historical antecedents and European precedents which give shape to buildings in the period of study. Key aspects of architectural theory and practice will be highlighted.

ARCH 2510 - Architecture Foundations I 6 (3,6)
Architectural analysis and design problems with a focus on understanding the context of architecture. Specific investigation of buildings as part of the cityscape and the landscape. Instruction on visual communications skills, computer modeling, and oral presentation techniques support the design discussions.

ARCH 2520 - Architecture Foundations II 6 (3,6)
Continuation of ARCH 251. Architectural design problems with a focus on structural and construction principles and their relationship to contextual situations. Instruction in oral communication skills and computer graphics support the design discussions.

ARCH 2700 - Structures I 3(3,0)
The study of statically determinate structural elements and systems including load tracing through physical modeling and theoretical and analytical analysis, the interrelationship between stress and strain, stability and the implication of tension, compression, shear torsion and bending.

ARCH 2710 - Structures II 3(3,0) The study of force distributions and behavior in building structures constructed of reinforced concrete, steel and wood. Exploration of typical building components including beams, slabs, columns and foundations and how they are used in high-rise and long span structural design.

ARCH 3510 - Studio Clemson 6 (1,11)
Addresses architectural problems with varied scales, programs, and locations. emphasizes the relationship between architecture and context. Projects include analysis, conceptual development, and architectonic resolutions. Continued development of graphic and oral communication skills. Design problems vary every semester according to current issues. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits.

ARCH 3520 - Studio Charleston 6 (1,11)
Addresses architectural problems with varied scales and programs in the context of Charleston, South Carolina. Emphasizes the relationship between architecture and context. Projects include analysis, conceptual development, and architectonic resolutions. Continued development of graphic and oral communication skills. Design problems vary every semester according to current issues. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

ARCH 3530 - Studio Genoa 6 (1,11)
Addresses architectural problems with varied scales and programs in the context of Genoa, Italy, and historic Europe. Emphasizes the relationship between architecture and context. Projects include analysis, conceptual development, and architectonic resolutions. Design problems vary every semester according to current issues. Continued development of graphic and oral communication skills. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

ARCH 3540 - Studio Barcelona 6 (1,11)
Addresses architectural problems with varied scales and programs in the context of Barcelona, Spain. Emphasizes the relationship between architecture and context. Projects include analysis, conceptual development, and architectonic resolutions. Continued development of graphic and oral communication skills. Design problems vary every semester according to current issues. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

ARCH 3550 Studio South 6 (1)
Addresses architectural problems with varied scales and programs in the context of the South. Emphasizes the relationship between architecture, community, and context. Projects include analysis, conceptual development, and architectonic resolutions. Continued development of graphic and oral communication skills. Design problems vary every semester according to current issues. May be repeated for a maximum of twelve credits.

ARCH 4010 - Architectural Portfolio 3 (3,0)
Continues portfolio development for Architecture students, including professional portfolio, academic portfolio, and digital portfolio.

ARCH 4030 - The Modern Architectural Movement 3 (3)
Seminar in the analysis and criticism of architectural and town building works. Course sequence includes historic and contemporary examples, literary searches, field trips, essays, and oral reports.

ARCH 4040 - Current Directions in Architecture 3 (3)
Critical analysis of the development and current directions of modern movements in architecture.

ARCH 4050 - American Architectural Styles 1650-1950 3 (3,0)
Survey of American architectural styles and of the architects responsible for them, from the Colonial period to our recent past. Considerable emphasis is placed on identifying those architectural elements which serve as clues in determining a building's architectural style.

ARCH 4120 - Architectural History Research 3 (3,0)
Directed investigations related to the art and architectural history of Europe. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

ARCH 4140 - Design Seminar 3 (3,0)
Exploration of topical issues in architecture, art, construction, and planning. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

ARCH 4160 - Field Studies in Architecture and Related Arts 3 (0,9)
Documentation and analysis of architectural structures observed during European travels in graphic and written form. May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

ARCH 4210 - Architectural Seminar 3 (3)
Lectures and seminars dealing with pertinent topics related to environmental and technological considerations in architecture and the building industry.

ARCH 4240 - Product Design 3 (0,9)
Furniture and product system design with emphasis on ergonomics and the relationship of form and materials.

ARCH 4250 - Energy in Architecture 3 (3)
Climate design methodology and its influence on building energy patterns and architectural form.

ARCH 4260 - Architectural Color Graphics 3 (3)
Architectural color graphics by computer. Theories of color classification and interaction; application of color theories to art and architecture.

ARCH 4270 - Advanced Color Graphics 3 (3)
Theories of color classification and interaction; three-dimensional color modeling by computer; advanced application of color theories to art and architecture.

ARCH 4280 - Computer-Aided Design 3 (2)
Introduction to the concepts, skills, and applications of computer-aided design as they relate to the practice of architecture.

ARCH 4290 - Architectural Graphics 3 (3,0)
Provides students with an understanding of the concepts, skills, techniques, and strategies of visual presentation/graphics as they relate to the design professions - architects/landscape architects.

ARCH 4300 - Theories and Philosophies of Technology and Architecture 3 (3)
Theoretical and practical examination of technology and architecture from pre-modern and modern viewpoints to study its nonneutral role in shaping and reflecting knowledge, beliefs, and actions within a cultural context.

ARCH 4400 - New York Field Study 3 (3)
Study of architecture, art, planning, and urban design of New York. Two weeks of residence are required with scheduled field trips to relevant sites in all five boroughs, with counseling to determine research interests. Guidance is provided to resources in the city. A final report is required. Offered in the summer only.

ARCH 4510 - Architecture Studio III 6 (11)
Continuation of ARCH 3520. Advanced architectural issues of program and theory, synthesis of ideas, and self-criticism.

ARCH 4520 - Synthesis Studio 1 (1,11)
Integrates acquired skills, abilities, and interests from previous architecture studios. Projects emphasize the accumulation of architectural experiences and knowledge.

ARCH 4710 - Architectural History of Place 3 (3,0)
Survey of urban design and architectural history using examples viewed in a particular locale. Emphasizes an overview survey of design movements identifying specific design elements and understanding how they are used in shaping place. Course is offered only during the summer at study abroad locations.

ARCH 4720 Architectural Field Studies 3 (1)
Students develop diagramming and writing skills and use them to document and analyze existing works of urban design and architecture observed during field trips. Course is only offered during the summer at study abroad locations.

ARCH 4770 - Introduction of Craft 1-3 (0,2-6)
Architectural craft lab offered under different material specializations, all of which introduce students to design as informed by craft through a hands-on lab. Basic craft operations and material properties are introduced for the subject material (wood, steel, etc.) May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

ARCH 4850 - History and Theory of Architecture + Health 3 (3,0)
Introduces relationships between health and architectural settings for health. Examines connections between cultural context, medical thought, health-care delivery, and health facility design within different time periods. Introduces contemporary theories on the relationships between human beings, their health and well-being, and the design of the physical environment.

ARCH 4880 - Architectural Programming and Predesign 3 (3,0)
Introduces the theory, mechanics, and practice of architectural programming and post-occupancy evaluation. Presents programming as a means to create architectural settings sensitive to the needs of their inhabitants. emphasizes collaborative methodologies that involve identifying relevant goals, facts, issues, needs, and concepts. Students develop an architectural program.

ARCH 4890 - Internship 1-6
Practicum in professional practice. Paid work/study in a variety of related disciplines provides students with hands-on experience in design and fabrication fields relevant to the environmental design professions. Consists of two parts: a professional component, managed by an approved sponsor, and an academic component, taught by the instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits.

ARCH 4900 - Directed Studies 1-5
Comprehensive studies and research of special topics not covered in other courses. emphasis is on field studies, research activities, and current developments in architecture. May be repeated for a maximum of ten credits.

ARCH 4990 - Selected Topics in Architecture 1-3 (1-3,0)
Study of selected topics in architecture. May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits, but only if different topics are covered.

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