Architecture (ARC)

ARC 1000     Basic Architectural Drawing and Drafting     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ARC 1010

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Pre- or Corequisite: ARC 1040

This is a freehand drawing and drafting studio course. This intro level course is designed for students who have no background in drawing and intend to pursue architecture, interior design and/or landscape architecture related fields, it is also open to students who wish to improve their visual literacy. The first part of the course is focused on understanding graphics and their relationship in context of architectural drawings. The second part focuses on actual placement of elements as part of a completed set of architectural drawings. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4

ARC 1040     Introduction to Architecture     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: ARC 1020

English/ESL Placement: Placement into ENG 1510.
Pre- or Corequisite: ARC 1000

This lecture course introduces students to the history of architecture from antiquity to the present. The course is designed to encourage creative and analytical thinking while introducing students to important developments and innovations as well as the history of architectural practices, stylistic expression, construction methods and materials. The course content focuses heavily on developing the ability to question, write, draw and present materials as part of the decision making process. As part of semester-long research, students will explore and present the abstract, spatial, social/cultural, and environmental concepts that affect our built environment. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4

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