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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate Courses

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Visual Design

  • ARCHST 1100 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Design study as an introduction to basic design and visual composition with application to creating two- and three-dimensional abstract and /or functional design work. Studio exercises expressed through drawings and abstract models, using various media.

Architectural Drafting and Working Drawings

  • ARCHST 1200 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Beginning drafting including equipment and materials; lettering; floor plans, sections, elevations; orthographic and axonometric drawings; working drawings; and details.

Fundamentals of Environmental Design

  • ARCHST 1600 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Survey of the architectural environment emphasizing design fundamentals such as use, aesthetics, stability of structures and human relationships with places and time. Prerequisites: ENGLSH 1000.

Topics in Architectural Studies - Humanities

  • ARCHST 2005 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Organized study of selected topics in architectural studies. Particular topic and earnable credit may very by semester. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credit hours. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Problems in Architectural Studies

  • ARCHST 2085 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Supervised independent work. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Understanding Architecture and the American City

  • ARCHST 2100 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Multifaceted introduction to the architectural and social roots of urban form in the U.S.: historic precedents from around the world; growth, decline and revival of cities; rise of suburbia; tradition and transformation in campus communities; continuing housing challenges; sustainable design and the future of urbanism. Explores a diverse range opportunities to improve communities available to professionals and general public.

Introduction to CAD

  • ARCHST 2220 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Introduction to computer-aided drafting and design with AutoCad software. Emphasis will be placed on development of skills and problem solving related to the professions of environmental and interior design. Prerequisites: ARCHST 1200.

Design Communication I

  • ARCHST 2230 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Beginning studio course in techniques and conventions of graphic communication as an aid in the design process for interior designers. Prerequisites: ARCHST 1100, ARCHST 1200, and ART_DRAW 1050.

Building Systems

  • ARCHST 2310 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Integrated building systems: structure, construction, technology, comfort; including voice-data communication, safety, floor, wall, ceiling, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; and project estimating. Prerequisites: ARCHST 1200, MATH 1100 or MATH 1120.

Introduction to Building Systems Laboratory

  • ARCHST 2315 | 1 Credit Hours
  • Building system renovations, materials, processes, finishes, and applications testing: furniture design, fabrication, finishing, lighting, concrete and masonry, wood and steel light framing construction, and mock-up fabrication and testing. All equipment training and safety is covered in this introductory course.

Advanced Building Systems Lab

  • ARCHST 2316 | 2 Credit Hours
  • Advanced exposure to building system renovations, materials, processes, finishes, and applications testing: furniture design, fabrication, finishing, lighting, concrete and masonry, wood and steel light framing construction, and mock-up fabrication and testing. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: ARCHST 2315.

Sustainable Building Design Fundamentals

  • ARCHST 2323 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Environmental concerns addressed by green building design practices for consumers and owners of homes and businesses. Overview of how green buildings improve prospects for ecology, economy, social equity, and human health. Hands-on lab experiments reference national performance standards for decision making in sustainable building projects. Emphasis on energy and water use, sustainable sites, environmentally friendly building products, indoor air quality, and design for sustainable behaviors.

People, Places, and Design

  • ARCHST 2620 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Understanding human behavior and interaction with environments; the influence of architectural design on built places. Practical application for design.

Studio I

  • ARCHST 2811 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Application of basic design and composition to built form. Studio exercises in two and three dimensions using various media relating to usable spaces. Formation of design concept, development of form and space, and application in built environment. Prerequisites: ARCHST 1100, ARCHST 1200, ART_DRAW 1050 and admission to Studio Sequence in Architectural Studies.

Color and Light

  • ARCHST 3100 | 3 Credit Hours
  • The theory, application, and specification of color and light for interior and architectural design. Includes assigned lab exercises for color and light portfolio. Prerequisites: 3.0 credit visual literacy coursework Architectural Studies, Art, Art History or equivalent.

Studio II

  • ARCHST 3182 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Application of basic design principles to built forms and functional spaces. Identification and manipulation of elements of design, understanding spatial relationships between human body and spatial enclosures related to built forms. Spatial organization and familiarity with role of immediate context. Prerequisites: ARCHST 2811.

Advanced Design Communication

  • ARCHST 3230 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Advanced course in techniques and conventions of computer aided design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) for contemporary design process. Prerequisites: ArchSt 2230.

Environmental Analysis

  • ARCHST 3600 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Discover through analytical methods of primary organizational factors which operate in a building and reveal the preoccupations of designer. Analytical approach investigates design principles by means of dissection. Prerequisite: ARCHST 1200, 1600.

Human Factors Programming

  • ARCHST 3860 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Design Programming for Human Factors using a Case Study. Prerequisites: ARCHST 1600.

Topics in Architectural Studies

  • ARCHST 4001 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Selected current topics in field of interest.

Problems in Architectural Studies

  • ARCHST 4085 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Supervised independent work. Prerequisites: 3000-level course in field of problem and junior or senior standing and instructor's consent.

Computer Graphic Application for Design I

  • ARCHST 4230 | 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. Prerequisites: junior standing.

Materials, Methods and Products

  • ARCHST 4320 | 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 or Corequisites: ARCHST 2310 or instructor's consent.

Sustainable Technologies and Systems

  • ARCHST 4323 | 3 Credit Hours
  • An in-depth study of ecologically-sensitive and energy-efficient strategies used in building and interiors. Prerequisites: junior standing required.

Compliance and Specifications

  • ARCHST 4333 | 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: ARCHST 2220, ARCHST 4320, ARCHST 4813 or ARCHST 4823.

Recent Trends in Digital Media I

  • ARCHST 4355 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Recent Trends in Digital Media I

Study Abroad in Architectural History

  • ARCHST 4411 | 1 - 3 Credit Hours
  • Discovery of historic architecture through on-site tour of timeless cities and places. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: instructor's consent.

Guiding Design with Historic Preservation

  • ARCHST 4430 | 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 or Corequisites: American History or Government, or Art History, or instructor's consent.

History of the Designed Environment to 1750

  • ARCHST 4435 | 3 Credit Hours
  • An in-depth study of the designed environment including interiors, architecture, art, and decorative arts within the major historical periods and cultural context from prehistory to the Industrial Revolution. Prerequisites: ArchSt 2100 or ArchSt 1600.

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

  • ARCHST 4440 | 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. Prerequisites: ArchSt 2100 or ArchSt 1600.

Recent Trends

  • ARCHST 4555 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Upper-division students seeking additional knowledge in specific subject matter areas including digital media software.

Design Business Practices

  • ARCHST 4710 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Analysis of the basic professional, human, and business skills necessary for the successful design practice. Pre- or Co-requisites of Studio IV and anticipated graduation during final academic year.

Interiors Studio III

  • ARCHST 4813 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Spatial morphology, organization pattern, construction methods, materials, systems, and processes and integration with total design processes. Space planning and spatial manipulation in response to social, environmental, functional, and aesthetics specific to interiors. Prerequisites: instructor's consent required. Corequisites: ARCHST 3182 and ARCHST 3230.

Interiors Studio IV

  • ARCHST 4814 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Continuation of ARCHST 4813. Manipulation of form and space responding to programmatic functions and activities, and constraints imposed by structure, building materials, spatial enclosure, and related factors. Projects may involve designing single-function space to multiple-function layered spaces--both vertically and horizontally. Prerequisites: ARCHST 4813.

Construction Documents and Building Information Modeling Studio

  • ARCHST 4815 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Studio of how materials, systems, and assemblies reinforce and extend intentions of designers. Course teaches strategies and techniques for integration and coordination of the building components and details in construction documents and building information modeling. Prerequisites or Corequisites: ARCHST 4814 or ARCHST 4824.

Architectural Studio III

  • ARCHST 4823 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Continuation of ARCHST 3182. Spatial morphology, organization pattern, construction methods, materials, systems, and processes and integration with total design process. Space planning and spatial manipulation in response to social, environmental, functional, and aesthetics specifics to architecture. Prerequisites: ARCHST 3182; ARCHST 3230.

Architectural Studio IV

  • ARCHST 4824 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Continuation of ARCHST 4823. Manipulation of form and space responding to programmatic functions and activities, and constraints imposed by structure, building materials, spatial enclosure, and related factors. Projects may involve designing single-function space to multiple-function layered spaces - both vertically and horizontally. Prerequisites: ARCHST 4823.

Programming for Thesis Design Studio

  • ARCHST 4860 | 0 - 1 Credit Hours
  • Develop written comprehensive program for thesis design studio project. Supervised by student-selected committee -- one departmental thesis advisor and at least one additional faculty member. Prerequisites: ARCHST 3860 and ARCHST 4814 or ARCHST 4824.

Internship in Environmental Design

  • ARCHST 4940 | 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 Architectural Studio

  • ARCHST 4960 | 1 - 9 Credit Hours
  • Readings in recent research materials.

Design Research and Services Design

  • ARCHST 4961 | 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 informed design concepts. Prerequisites: senior standing and instructor's consent.

Information Visualization and Visual Analytics

  • ARCHST 4962 | 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. Prerequisites: senior standing and instructor's consent.

Human Factors Research for Design

  • ARCHST 4963 | 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. Prerequisites: ARCHST 3860 or instructor's consent.

Design Thinking and Creative Process

  • ARCHST 4964 | 3 Credit Hours
  • Analysis of how designers think, solve design problems, and engage in the creative process. Includes design methods, design cognition computations, and design protocol studies. Prerequisites: ARCHST 4813 or ARCHST 4823 or instructor's consent.

Thesis Design Studio

  • ARCHST 4990 | 4 Credit Hours
  • Capstone experience on a single comprehensive project. Objective is to enable synthesis of previous course work by addressing a design problem defined in ARCHST 4860. Prerequisites: ARCHST 4860, ARCHST 4814 or ARCHST 4824.

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