The four-course minor introduces students to the study of architectural history, paying particular attention to the relationship between buildings and their larger urban, cultural, economic, and social environments. The minor includes two general survey classes that cover a variety of different cultures and geographic contexts over time as well as two upper-level classes that focus on architectural development and theoretical discourse in the history of western architecture. Students need not fill out paperwork to get the minor; they need only complete the four courses and ask that they be given the recognition of the minor prior to graduation.

Courses:

ARCH 1310: Architecture and Global Cultures, Prehistory to 1400
ARCH 1320: Architecture and Global Cultures, 1400 to 1800
ARCH 2330: Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1800 to 1910
ARCH 2340: Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 1980

The minor in Urban Landscape Studies has two tracks, one for architecture majors and a second for students from other disciplines. The minor introduces fundamental design and management of sustainable urban environments, as well as an overview of historic and contemporary issues in urban landscape.

MINOR IN URBAN LANDSCAPE STUDIES FOR NON-BS ARCH MAJORS

20-credit hour non-studio-based curriculum
(B.S.Arch majors are not eligible for this minor)

FOUR REQUIRED COURSES (16 CREDITS)

ARCH1310: Architecture and Global Cultures, Prehistory to 1400 (4)
ARCH1320: Architecture and Global Cultures, 1400 – 1800 (4)

LARC2330: Cities, Landscape, and Modern Culture (4)
LARC2340: Cities, Landscape, and Contemporary Culture (4)

ONE ELECTIVE FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST (4 CREDITS)

ARCH1450: Understanding Design (4)
ARCH3364: Architecture & Planning in 21st c. China (4)

ENVR1200: Dynamic Earth (4)
ENVR4515: Sustainable Development (4)
ENVR5210: Environmental Planning (4)

MINOR IN URBAN LANDSCAPE STUDIES FOR BS ARCH MAJORS

20-credit hour non-studio-based-curriculum

THREE REQUIRED COURSES (12 CREDITS)

LARC2330: Cities, Landscape, and Modern Culture (4)
LARC2340: Cities, Landscape, and Contemporary Culture (4)
LARC5210: Environmental Systems for Landscape (4)

TWO ELECTIVES FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST (8 CREDITS)

ENVR1200: Dynamic Earth (4)
ENVR3200: Water Resources (4)
ENVR3300: Geographic Information Systems (4)
ENVR4515: Sustainable Development (4)
ENVR5210: Environmental Planning (4)

CIVE2334: Environmental Engineering 1 (4)
CIVE4538: Urban Water Quality & Public Health (4)
CIVE4566: Sustainable Transit (4)
CIVE5270: Environmental Protection & Management (4)
CIVE5321: Geo-Environmental Engineering (4)

PHTH5214: Environmental Health (3)