2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    Apr 16, 2024  
2018-2019 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architecture Minor

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This minor offers a program of study by which our undergraduates can become more adept at understanding the power of the built environment to shape lives and embody values. The goal of the Minor is to offer a coherent course of study that focuses on architecture as a cultural product. Through courses that explore architectural history and theory as well as courses that examine the intersection of architecture with other forms of art, such as painting and sculpture, students will gain an understanding of architecture’s impact on human lives and culture.

For more information about the department, transfer credit, etc., visit the art and art history department  page.

Minor Requirements

The minor includes a minimum of six courses as follows.

Graduate Study Recommendations

Students anticipating graduate work in architecture should be aware that liberal arts experience is highly valued by the best graduate schools. To prepare for graduate work in architecture, students should take PHYS 105  or PHYS 111  and one semester of calculus. Experience in studio courses, especially drawing (ARTS 211 ), sculpture (ARTS 263  or ARTS 264 ), is extremely valuable in the preparation of a graduate portfolio. The study of historical architecture and the ways in which architecture connects to society is promoted in many art courses such as ARTS 207 , ARTS 216 , ARTS 220 , ARTS 226 , ARTS 275 , ARTS 277 , ARTS 344 , ARTS 360 , and ARTS 372 . Students interested in careers in architecture should contact the architecture adviser.

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