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Fall 2007

The School of Architecture

The School of Architecture

Dean: Donald Frank Gatzke, M.Arch. 203 Architecture Bldg. • Box 19108 • 817-272-2801 • www.uta.edu/architecture
FacultyCourse Descriptions

Degree Requirements

The design disciplines—Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture—teach us to understand and to shape the space we live in: rooms, buildings, gardens, cities. These disciplines are old, among the first activities of civilization itself. They are also new, requiring advanced knowledge and skills to serve contemporary culture. The design disciplines operate at many levels of thought and concern. On one hand they are very practical, dealing with a host of concrete realities; on the other they are highly conceptual, having to do with meaning and society’s highest aspirations.

The purpose of the School’s undergraduate curriculum is to pursue professional studies within the context of a liberal education. This goal is a natural one for the design disciplines, drawn as they are from the arts, the sciences, and the humanities.

The School of Architecture offers programs leading to the following degrees:

The four-year Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree is a pre-professional degree. It provides the basis for various career possibilities, including the professional degree of Master of Architecture or the Master of Landscape Architecture; these advanced degrees are normally awarded after two years of graduate study (refer to the graduate catalog for details). The four-year Bachelor of Science in Interior Design degree is an accredited professional degree.

The baccalaureate degree programs combine a core liberal arts curriculum with a structured sequence of courses in architecture and design. A large number of electives allows the student the flexibility to pursue special interests in the school and in the University.

All baccalaureate degree programs consist of two two-year segments: Basic Studies and Major Studies. The first two years (Basic Studies) is a foundation curriculum taken by all undergraduates at that level in the school. In addition to work in the arts and sciences, Basic Studies includes a series of lecture and studio courses which introduce the student to the concepts, history, skills, and vocabulary of design.

In the third and fourth years (Major Studies), the student concentrates in one of the design disciplines, taking courses and studios of a more advanced and professional nature. Those pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree follow the architecture sequence. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design take the professional courses required by that program.

The School of Architecture will assist each student in selecting the path most appropriate to his or her interests and abilities. Academic advising is provided for all students in the school.

Bachelor of Science in Architecture: A four-year program of studies comprising, with a later two-year graduate program, the six-year Master of Architecture curriculum. This sequence, called the 4 + 2 model, has been adopted by many major universities as the most effective way of combining liberal education with professional education. (See the Graduate Catalog for the Master of Architecture program, which is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.) The four-year undergraduate degree is not an accredited professional degree; the Master of Architecture is fully accredited. Below is the language from the National Architectural Accrediting Board explaining accreditation policy:

In the United States, most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes two types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture. A program may be granted a five-year, three-year or two-year term of accreditation, depending on its degree of conformance with established educational standards.

Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree which, when earned sequentially, comprise an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.”

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design: A four-year program of studies, interdisciplinary with architecture, on the design of interior environments. Following the two-year Basic Studies sequence, the student completes two years of Major Studies, an intensive series of courses and studios on the theory, history, skill, and practice of interior design. The program leads to the professional degree in interior design, accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Research (FIDER).

Master of Architecture: The Master of Architecture is an NAAB-accredited professional degree offered only at the graduate level. The Master of Architecture curriculum is coordinated with the Bachelor of Science in Architecture curriculum degree to form a six-year professional program.

Master of Landscape Architecture: Landscape Architecture is offered only at the graduate level and is accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Minor in History of Architecture: For students in disciplines requiring a minor, the School of Architecture offers a minor in History of Architecture. The school offers numerous courses from which to select the 18 hours required for a minor. ARCH 2303, 2304, 4305, 4308, 4309, 4310, 4315, 4316, 4317, 4318, and 4320.

Major Studies: Entrance Requirements

All entering students majoring in Architecture and Interior Design are admitted as Pre-Architecture and Pre-Interior Design majors. As Pre-ARCH and Pre-INTD majors, students complete the 1st and 2nd Year Architecture courses in the course sequence while completing the Core Curriculum. Architecture and Interior Design students must request clearance for registration every semester.

Declaring a Major in Architecture or Interior Design: Students enrolling in the Major Studies’ courses (3000/4000 level) within the School of Architecture must be declared Architecture or Interior Design majors. To declare a major, students must have completed the following requirements for admission to a degree program:

Student Personal Laptop Policy:
All declared Architecture and Interior Design majors admitted to the Third Year (Major Studies) are required to have a personal laptop computer configured to the specifications defined by the School of Architecture. Specifications may be found on the Architecture website: www.uta.edu/architecture/

Special Academic Requirements

Grade Requirements: A grade of C or higher must be earned in each School of Architecture course used for credit toward an undergraduate degree offered by the school.

Repetition of Courses: Three attempts to achieve a satisfactory grade are permitted for each required course in the School of Architecture. Beyond that number of attempts, the student is denied access to the course in question, or to the sequence of courses for which it is requisite. Enrollment in the course for the time sufficient to receive a grade, including the grade W, is considered an attempt.

Transfer of Credit: The extent of credit toward degree requirements for academic work done elsewhere will be determined by the associate dean or undergraduate advisor. Students applying to transfer credits from studio courses taken elsewhere must present examples of that work for evaluation and placement.

Student Projects: The School of Architecture reserves the right to retain, copyright, use, exhibit, reproduce, and publish any work submitted for course credit. The student is encouraged to develop a portfolio of all work accomplished in advanced courses for future professional and academic uses.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture

Architecture

1301, 1302, 1241, 1242, 2303, 2304, 2551, 2552, 3323, 3324, 3331, 3337, 3343, 3553, 3554, 4321, 4556, 4557.

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Political Science

Six hours covering U.S. and Texas constitutions.

History

Six hours of American history or three hours of American and three hours of Texas history.

Mathematics

Six hours—1324 and 1325 or approved advanced mathematics (MATH 1302 and MATH 1303 may be substituted for MATH 1324).

Natural Science

PHYS 1441, 1442.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in social or cultural anthropology, archaeology, social/political/cultural geography, economics, psychology, sociology, classical studies, or linguistics.

University Electives

Six hours selected from University course offerings and approved by the academic advisor.

Advanced Electives

27 hours to include three hours of advanced architectural history, three hours of advanced architectural theory and three hours of an advanced School of Architecture elective. The remaining 15 hours must be advanced and selected by the student with the advice, counsel, and approval of the designated undergraduate advisor for the option.

Total

138 hours, of which at least 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester: ARCH 1301; ARCH 1241; ENGL 1301; Political Science, 3 hours; MATH 1324; Social Science, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: ARCH 1302; ARCH 1242; ENGL 1302; Political Science, 3 hours; MATH 1325; University Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester: ARCH 2551; ARCH 2303; PHYS 1441; History, 3 hours; English (literature), 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: ARCH 2552; ARCH 2304; PHYS 1442; History, 3 hours; English (literature), 3 hours—Total Credit 18 hours.

(Refer to catalog for Entrance Requirements to Major Studies.)

Junior Year

First Semester: ARCH 3553; ARCH 3343; ARCH 3323; University Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: ARCH 3554; ARCH 3337; ARCH 3324; ARCH 3331; Advanced Elective— Total Credit 17 hours.

Senior Year

(Students must have an approved degree plan prior to registration for this year.)

First Semester: ARCH 4556; ARCH 4321; Advanced ARCH History Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Electives, 6 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: ARCH 4557; Advanced ARCH Theory Elective, 3 hours; Advanced ARCH Elective, 3 hours; Advanced Electives, 6 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design

Architecture

1301, 1241, 1242, 2303, 2304, 2551, 2552.

Interior Design

1302, 3305, 3321, 3322, 3323, 3329, 3343, 3345, 3553, 3555, 4332, 4345, 4393, 4368, 4369, 4395, 4562, 4563.

Art

Three hours advanced history, approved.

English

Six hours of composition.

Literature

Three hours of English or modern and classical languages literature or other approved substitute.

Liberal Arts Elective

Three hours above the freshman level of literature, or social and cultural studies designated as taught in the College of Liberal Arts, or fine arts or philosophy, or technical writing.

Political Science

Six hours covering U.S. and Texas constitutions.

History

Six hours of American history or three hours of American and three hours of Texas history.

Mathematics

Six hours (1302 and 1303) or approved advanced mathematics.

Natural Science

PHYS 1401, 1402.

Social/Cultural Studies

Three hours of designated courses in social or cultural anthropology, archaeology, social/political/cultural geography, economics, sociology, classical studies, or linguistics.

University Electives

Three hours selected from University course offerings and approved by the academic advisor.

Advanced Electives

Six hours selected by the student with the advice, counsel, and approval of the designated Undergraduate Advisor.

Total

138 hours, of which at least 36 hours must be 3000/4000 level.

Suggested Course Sequence

Freshman Year

First Semester: ARCH 1241; ARCH 1301; ENGL 1301; HIST 1311; MATH 1302; PHYS 1401—Total Credit 18 hours.

Second Semester: INTD 1302; ARCH 1242; ENGL 1302; HIST 1312; MATH 1303; PHYS 1402—Total Credit 18 hours.

Sophomore Year

First Semester: ARCH 2551; ARCH 2303; POLS 2311; English (literature), 3 hours; Social Science, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: ARCH 2552; ARCH 2304; POLS 2312; Liberal Arts, 3 hours; University Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

(Refer to catalog for Entrance Requirements to Major Studies.)

Junior Year

First Semester: INTD 3553; INTD 3343; INTD 3321; INTD 3329; INTD 3305—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: INTD 3555; INTD 3345; INTD 3322; INTD 3323; Advanced Art History, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Senior Year

(Students must have an approved degree plan prior to registration for this year.)

First Semester: INTD 4562; INTD 4368; INTD 4345, INTD 4393 or Approved Advanced Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Second Semester: INTD 4563; INTD 4369; INTD 4332; INTD 4395 or Approved Advanced Elective, 3 hours—Total Credit 17 hours.

Competence in Oral Presentations

Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture demonstrate oral proficiency by taking and passing ARCH 2551, 2552, 3553, 3554, 4556, and 4557 or approved equivalents.

Competence in Computer Use

Students obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture can demonstrate computer proficiency by:

School of Architecture Faculty

Dean

Professor Gatzke

Professors

Baum, Ferrier, Hamilton, Kuhner, McDermott, Mehta, Price

Associate Professors

Boswell, Gintole, Guy, Maruszczak, Millican, C. Wright, Youssefzadeh

Assistant Professors

Appleton, Boles, Dye, Holliday, Quevedo

Instructor

Foster

Senior Lecturers

James, Jones, Kunkel

Dean Emeritus

G. Wright

Professors Emeritus

McBride, Yardley


View Course Descriptions for: Architecture (ARCH), Interior Design (INTD)

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