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Graduate Courses

The following is a list of all graduate courses in the Department of Architectural Studies. See Mizzou Online for a listing of online courses offered during current registration period. All graduate core courses are offered online.

Computer Graphic Application for Design I

  • ArchSt 7230 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Applications of computer graphics for design and art; includes visualization, animation and creative development. May repeat up to 12 credit hours maximum.

Graduate Design Communication I

  • ArchSt 7232 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Studio course in techniques and conventions of graphic communication as an aid in the design process of built forms.

Graduate Building Systems

  • ArchSt 7310 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Integrated building systems; structure construction, technology, comfort; including voice-communications, safety, floor, wall, ceiling, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems, project estimating and management. Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or MATH 1120.

Graduate Systems Laboratory

  • ArchSt 7315 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Experimental learning setting involving building construction systems, renovation, materials and finishes testing and experimentation. Focus on hands-on opportunities investigating building technology properties in detail. Laboratory 3 hrs/week.

Materials, Methods and Products

  • ArchSt 7320 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Inherent qualities of materials used in the design of interior environments. Manufacturing, application, and installation methods. Focus on environmentally sensitive materials. Prerequisites: MATH 1100 or MATH 1120.

Sustainable Technologies and Systems

  • ArchSt 7323 | 3 Credit Hours
  • An in-depth study of ecologically-sensitive and energy-efficient strategies used in buildings and interiors.

Energy-Efficient Building Design

  • ArchSt 7325 | 3 Credit Hours
  • This course is a broad study of energy use and energy-efficient strategies for buildings. The course will cover the fundamentals of climate-based design, energy-efficient heating/cooling/daylighting strategies, alternative energy systems applicable to buildings, energy auditing/modeling/verification, applicable building energy codes, and high performance building technologies. Recommended for graduate students with undergraduate degrees and experience in engineering, architecture, and/or building science.

Compliance and Specifications

  • ArchSt 7333 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Application of laws, codes, regulations, standards in specifying for life safety, barrier-free and universal design, lighting, human factors, and contract documents. Prerequisites:T_A_M 2100 and MATH 1100 or MATH 1120.

Recent Trends in Digital Media I

  • ArchSt 7355 | 2 - 4 Credit Hours
  • Recent Trends in Digital Media I

History of the Designed Environment to 1750

  • ArchSt 7410 | 3 Credit Hours
  • An in-depth study of the designed environment including housing interiors, and furniture of the major historical periods from prehistory to the Industrial Revolution. Prerequisites: graduate standing and AR H A 1110 and 1120.

Guiding Design with Historic Preservation

  • ArchSt 7430 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Approaches to historic preservation; historic roots of architecture and interiors; regulations and design guidelines governing intervention; assessing significance of historic properties. Prerequisites: American History or Government or Art History or instructor's consent.

Design Precedents: Architecture, Interiors and Furniture since the Industrial Revolution

  • ArchSt 7440 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Analysis of historical exemplars of architecture, interiors and furniture design offering strategies for approaching contemporary design problems. Covers design precedents from industrial revolution to contemporary design.

Recent Trends in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 7555 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Upper-division students seeking additional knowledge in specific subject matter areas including digital media software.

Graduate Digital Design Studio

  • ArchSt 7830 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Graduate level design experience emphasizing project complexity, design skill refinement, and use of digital media for design representation.

Graduate Design Studio

  • ArchSt 7840 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced graduate level design experience emphasizing project complexity, design skill refinement, and optional development of thesis project strategies. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Internship in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 7940 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Field experience in design under professional and educational supervision. Graded on S/U basis only. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Readings in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 7960 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Readings in recent research materials.

Design Research and Service Design

  • ArchSt 7961 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Provides an overview of applied research methods for design and development of products, services and environments. Introduces human-centered approach to design research and communication of research findings to inform design concepts.

Information Visualization and Visual Analytics

  • ArchSt 7962 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Foundation for information visualization and deals with external representation and interactive manipulation of information, data or artifacts using digital tools to enhance communication, analytical reasoning and decision-making.

Human Factors Research for Design

  • ArchSt 7963 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Investigate effect of people's physical psychological, social functions in environments of differing scales. Use research techniques of photo-interviewers, mapping, and user analysis to develop an appropriate program for redesign.

Design Thinking and Creative Process

  • ArchSt 7964 | 3 Credit Hours
  • (cross-leveled with ARCHST 4964). Analysis of how designers think, solve design problems, and engage in the creative process. Includes design methods, design cognition and computations, and design protocol studies.

Topics in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 8001 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current topics in field of interest.

Research Methods in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 8050 | 3 Credit Hours
  • A comparative study of quantitative and qualitative methods in environmental design with emphasis on research results and analyses. Lectures and seminar discussions. Prerequisites: 12 hours advanced design.

Problems in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 8085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent.

Master's Research in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 8090 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Independent research leading to a creative project. Graded on S/U basis only.

Computer Graphic Application for Design II

  • ArchSt 8230 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Creative computer graphic modeling, rendering and animation projects related to the academic background and interests of individual students. May be repeated to 6 hours maximum.

Graduate Design Communication II

  • ArchSt 8233 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced studio in techniques and conventions of graphic communication as aides in the design process. Prerequisite: ENV DS 7232 or advisor's consent.

Graduate Environmental Analysis

  • ArchSt 8600 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Analysis of design principles and organizational factors operating in a building by means of dissection. Volumetric disposition, circulation pattern, axes, structural system, materials, purpose, and symbolism.

Philosophy of Environmental Design Research

  • ArchSt 8630 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Formal environmental design theory concerning historical precedents, current aesthetic trends, and design processes. Assignments investigate philosophical influences, architectonic vocabularies, and communication of idea and artifact. May be repeated up to 12 credit hours.

Theoretical Perspectives of Design Computing

  • ArchSt 8633 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Key theoretical ideas underlying the relationship between design and computing. Main research topics relevant to current discourse in design computing.

Graduate Digital Design Studio

  • ArchSt 8820 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Graduate level design experience emphasizing project complexity, design skill refinement, and use of digital media for design representation.

Digital Design Studio II

  • ArchSt 8830 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Advanced graduate level design experience emphasizing design, documentation, and representation using digital media. Optional development of graduate thesis project may be scheduled in this studio.

Graduate Design Studio

  • ArchSt 8840 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Advanced graduate level design experience emphasizing project complexity, design skill refinement, and optional development of thesis project strategies. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Seminar in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 8850 | 1 - 4 Credit Hours
  • Reports, discussion of recent work in area of concentration.

Environment and Behavior II

  • ArchSt 8887 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Synthesis of environment and behavior themes in design research and application to professional practice. Research on socio-behavioral phenomena, user groups, places. Emphasis on integrated interactive character of elements.

Qualitative Research Methods

  • ArchSt 8950 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Explores qualitative research methods as foundation for subsequent study. Focuses on qualitative research of the built environment. Course may be repeated for credit.

Readings in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 8960 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Readings in recent research materials. Prerequisites: ARCHST 4960 or ARCHST 7960.

Thesis Project Proposal

  • ArchSt 8990 | 1 Credit Hours
  • The formal opportunity to express the intent and scope of the thesis project. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Problems in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 9085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Prerequisites: 4000-level course in field of problem and instructor's consent.

Doctoral Research in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 9090 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Independent research leading to thesis or dissertation. Graded on a S/U basis only.

Recent Trends in Environmental Design

  • ArchSt 9555 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • For students seeking additional knowledge and understanding in specific subject matter areas.

Dissertation Proposal

  • ArchSt 9990 | 1 Credit Hours
  • A formal dissertation proposal is written and presented to the dissertation committee for approval. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Pilot Project for Dissertation

  • ArchSt 9995 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Working with advisor, student proposes, conducts, and reports the findings from a pilot study germane to the dissertation topic in preparation for the dissertation research. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

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