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Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2009

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Volume XCII – July 2008
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UT Arlington Undergraduate Catalog Fall 2008
Course Descriptions for Architecture (ARCH)

ARCH 1242. DESIGN COMMUNICATION II (1-3) A continuation of ARCH 1241 with emphasis on refined technique and more complex drawing problems. Prerequisite: ARCH 1241.

ARCH 1301. INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURE AND THE DESIGN PROFESSIONS I (3-0) The interrelationships between society, culture, and the built environment.

ARCH 1341. DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS (2-4) The development of visual perception and graphic communication utilizing an intensive investigation of freehand drawing with emphasis on refined technique and more complex drawing problems. Prerequisite: Department approval.

ARCH 2300. MASTERWORKS OF WESTERN ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Selected architectural complexes as representative of various periods of Western culture. Stresses cultural relevance rather than stylistic analysis. Intended as humanities elective for non-architecture majors.

ARCH 2303. HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN I (3-0) An historical and analytical review of the art of architecture and design with the physical, religious, social, economic, and political factors which shaped them from prehistory through the Middle Ages. Prerequisite: ARCH 1301 and ARCH 1341.

ARCH 2304. HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN II (3-0) An historical and analytical review of the art of architecture and design with the physical, religious, social, economic, and political factors which shaped them from the Renaissance to the present. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303.

ARCH 2551. BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING I (3-6) An introduction to design, design drawing, and color theory utilizing lectures and studio exercises. Two- and three-dimensional studio exercises develop a sensibility to design fundamentals and vocabulary. Emphasis on form, color, texture, and spatial determinants. Prerequisite: ARCH 1301 and 1341, credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 2303.

ARCH 2552. BASIC DESIGN AND DRAWING II (3-6) A continuation of ARCH 2551 with emphasis on three-dimensional design fundamentals with small-scale spatial and architectural applications. Prerequisite: ARCH 2304 (or concurrent enrollment); ARCH 2551.

ARCH 3323. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS (3-0) The nature of materials and structural concepts to be used in the construction process. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552.

ARCH 3324. STRUCTURES I (3-0) An introduction to architectural structures, including statics and strength of materials, with emphasis on design in timber. Prerequisite: ARCH 3323, PHYS 1441, MATH 1324, 1325.

ARCH 3331. ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENT (3-0) An overview of sustainable design integrated with natural resource conservation. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552 and Declared in Architecture or consent of department.

ARCH 3337. SITE DESIGN (3-0) The related site design process includes site planning pertaining to land use, case studies, siting of structures, codes, and topography. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552

ARCH 3343. ARCHITECTURE COMPUTER GRAPHICS (DESIGN COMMUNICATION III) (2-4) An advanced course to develop visual sensitivity and awareness of digital techniques to enable the student to study design ideas and present those ideas in the various design disciplines. Emphasis on the relationship of computer graphics with the design process. Prerequisite: ARCH 2551

ARCH 3553. DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE I (3-6) The application of basic design principles/spatial concepts toward the synthesis of simple building types. Credit will be given for only one of ARCH 3553 or INTD 3553. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552; credit or concurrent enrollment in ARCH 3323 and ARCH 3343.

ARCH 3554. DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE II (3-6) A continuation of ARCH 3553, with an increased complexity and scale of projects, incorporating a variety of design theory and technical/site considerations. Prerequisite: ARCH 3323, 3343, 3553; ARCH 3324 and ARCH 3337 credit or concurrent enrollment.

ARCH 4191. CONFERENCE COURSE (1-0) Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or the Architecture Undergraduate Advisor.

ARCH 4305. THE CITY OF ROME (3-0) History, topography, and monuments of the city of Rome and its environs from its legendary founding in 753 B.C. until the 20th Century. Urban form and architecture will be inspected in context of contemporaneous culture, with special emphasis on imperial and papal Rome. Appropriate elective for non-majors.

ARCH 4306. URBAN DESIGN THEORY (3-0) Design theory and its application to the urban scale, as applied to historical and contemporary examples. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552

ARCH 4308. HISTORY OF URBAN FORM (3-0) The history of cities as physical form, influenced by political, economic, and social forces.

ARCH 4309. THE CITY OF LONDON (3-0) History, topography, and monuments of Greater London from before the Roman colonization in the First Century until the 20th Century. Emphasis will be placed upon London's growth into a world capital since the Great Fire of 1666, stressing problems of transportation in 19th and 20th Centuries. Appropriate elective for non-majors.

ARCH 4310. AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Architecture of the United States from the 17th Century to World War I.

ARCH 4311. ARCHITECTURAL THEORY (3-0) Concepts, philosophy, and models of architecture and allied arts of design with specific application to 20th Century problems. May be repeated for credit as specific topics vary. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, AND ARCH 2552

ARCH 4314. HISTORIC PRESERVATION AND RESTORATION (3-0) Concepts and implementation of the restoration and preservation of historic structures and places, including archaeological, bibliographic, legislative, institutional, and physical parameters to the retention and adaptive re-use of significant architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, AND ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4315. TOPICS IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN (3-0) Selected topics in architecture and the allied arts of design drawn from among the Ancient Mediterranean, the Classical World, the Middle Ages, selected great cities, the 19th Century, and the non-western world. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4316. MODERN ARCHITECTURE I (3-0) Development of 20th Century architecture from the origins of the modern movement in the 1890s until its diffusion in Europe and America in the 1930s. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4317. MODERN ARCHITECTURE II (3-0) Development of 20th Century architecture from the diffusion of modernism in the 1930s to the present day. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4318. RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Development of Renaissance and Mannerist architecture in Italy and its diffusion throughout Europe in the 15th and 16th Centuries. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4320. BAROQUE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) The invention and development of the Baroque style in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries and its diffusion and interpretation throughout Europe and America. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4321. STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS IN BUILDINGS (3-0) An overview of various structural systems including those used in long-span and high-rise buildings. Numerical work limited to the explanation of relevant structural concepts. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552 and ARCH 3324

ARCH 4325. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (3-0) Acoustics and illumination and their significance in the total design. Prerequisite: PHYS 1442 and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4326. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS II (3-0) Climate controls, mechanical and electrical systems, and their significance in the total design. Prerequisites: ARCH 4325 and junior standing.

ARCH 4329. COMPUTERS AND DESIGN (3-0) The range and potential of digital computer applications in the design professions. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552 and ARCH 3343

ARCH 4330. ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION IN ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Basic concepts of the efficient use and conservation of energy related to architectural design principles. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552

ARCH 4343. PROBLEMS IN DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND FABRICATION (3-0) The conceptualizing and making of objects lying outside the traditional scope of architectural practice, including elements of industrial and product design and the development of working prototypes. Course may be repeated for credit as emphasis varies. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4344. CONCEPTUAL DRAWING (3-0) A seminar to explore the aspects of conceptual drawing for the architect and the relationship of design ideas in the drawing process. May be repeated for credit.

ARCH 4346. CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS (3-0) The techniques of building construction, the communication of technical information, and the process of preparing contract drawings for construction. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ARCH 3343.

ARCH 4347. CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS II (3-0) Advanced communication of technical information concerning building materials and methods of construction, life safety systems, barrier-free and handicapped design, and the process of preparing detailed contract documents for construction. Prerequisite: ARCH 3343

ARCH 4348. ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY I (3-0) Basic photography for architects. The use of photography as an investigative and presentation device in architecture. Emphasis on composition and black and white technique. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552

ARCH 4349. ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY II (1-6) Architectural photography. Advanced techniques in photography, including use of view camera and lighting techniques, and their application in photographing architecture and architectural models. Prerequisite: ARCH 4348 or equivalent as approved by instructor. May be repeated for credit.

ARCH 4353. HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Development of landscape design from prehistory through 19th century with emphasis upon rural gardens and urban parks as representative of the social, cultural, and intellectual circumstances of the times and places in which they were created. Prerequisite: ARCH 2303, ARCH 2304, and ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4391. CONFERENCE COURSE (3-0) Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or the Architecture Undergraduate Advisor.

ARCH 4395. SELECTED TOPICS ARCHITECTURE (3-0) Studio and lecture courses to explore and present selected topics in architecture and design. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: ARCH 2552.

ARCH 4556. DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE III (3-6) Advanced architectural design problems in programming schematic organization, synthesis and design of buildings in their environmental context. Prerequisite: ARCH 3324, 3337, 3343, 3554; ARCH 4321 credit or concurrent enrollment.

ARCH 4557. DESIGN STUDIO: ARCHITECTURE IV (3-6) Advanced architectural design problems in programming, schematic organization, synthesis and design of buildings in their environmental context. Prerequisite: ARCH 4321 and ARCH 4556.

ARCH 4591. CONFERENCE COURSE (5-0) Independent study guided by an instructor on a regular basis. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or the Architecture Undergraduate Advisor.