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ARCH 121IA INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN

ARCH 151RA DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS I

ARCH 152   DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS II

ARCH 221   WORLD ARCHITECTURE:MODERN-CONTEMPORARY

ARCH 223   INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL THEORY

ARCH 231CS ISSUES IN SUSTAINABILITY

ARCH 241   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION I

ARCH 243   ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES I

ARCH 244   ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES II

ARCH 253   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I

ARCH 261   ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS I

ARCH 262   ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II

ARCH 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ARCH 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARCH 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARCH 294   SEMINAR

ARCH 313   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

ARCH 322IA WORLD ARCHITECTURE I

ARCH 323IA WORLD ARCHITECTURE II

ARCH 331   ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS I

ARCH 332   ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS II

ARCH 340   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II

ARCH 354   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II

ARCH 355   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III

ARCH 363   ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS III

ARCH 414   ARCHITECTURAL STUDY ABROAD

ARCH 424   CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AND THEORY

ARCH 425   WESTERN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

ARCH 426   IDENTITY OF CONTEMPORARY PLACES

ARCH 427   NON-WESTERN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

ARCH 428   FOREIGN STUDY HISTORY

ARCH 444   COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN FOR STRUCTURES

ARCH 450   COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER

ARCH 451   DESIGN FOR THE COMMUNITY

ARCH 456   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV

ARCH 457   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V

ARCH 458   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VI

ARCH 464   INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

ARCH 465   ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

ARCH 471   DIRECTED RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY

ARCH 472   DIRECTED RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION

ARCH 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ARCH 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARCH 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARCH 494   SEMINAR

ARCH 498   INTERNSHIP

ARCH 521   ARCHITECTURAL THEORY

ARCH 522   HISTORICAL ISSUES IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN

ARCH 523   ISSUES IN CITY PLANNING

ARCH 524   DESIGN COMPETITION

ARCH 525   SPECIAL DESIGN TOPIC

ARCH 533   ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS

ARCH 543   ADVANCED APPLIED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

ARCH 545   ADVANCED STRUCTURES

ARCH 551   ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO

ARCH 552   ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO RESEARCH

ARCH 553   ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO-THEORETICAL APPLICATION

ARCH 554   URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

ARCH 555   URBAN DESIGN RESEARCH/THEORY

ARCH 556   CONSTRUCTION THEORY

ARCH 557   ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO

ARCH 558   ADVANCED BUILDING STUDIO

ARCH 564   ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS

ARCH 565   ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

ARCH 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

ARCH 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ARCH 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARCH 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARCH 594   SEMINAR

ARCH 121IA INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN
F,S,Su 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: For majors and non-majors.
-- Introduction to the design and creative process through global architecture and allied professions. Exploration of the history of design. Emphasis on 20th and 21st century architecture. Individual projects where students apply and explore creative process are required.

ARCH 151RA DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS I
F,Su 4 cr. LEC 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: Consent of director. Restricted enrollment. Must be admitted into pre-environmental design program or be a landscape design major.
-- A study of the creative design process with emphasis on two-dimensional design, basic three dimensional design concepts and introduction to the essential tools for graphic communication. Development of students' self-critical skills.

ARCH 152 DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS II
S,Su 4 cr. RCT 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 151 or advanced placement based on approved portfolio; pre-environmental design and landscape design majors only.
-- A continuation of the study of the design process introduction to architectonic principles and architectural graphic skills and further understanding of the creative process. Continued development of student's ability to make critical and analytical judgments.

ARCH 221 WORLD ARCHITECTURE MODERN:CONTEMPORARY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- This course will examine the historical development of architecture from the 19th century to the present. Within an historical context, the course will focus on the impact of cultural and philosophic trends, technological changes and innovations and the globalization of the digital revolution on our built environment. Students will be introduced to seminal theoretical approaches professed by architects and thinkers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

ARCH 223 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to theoretical approaches advocated by architects urban designers, planners and theorists throughout history. Emphasis is placed on theoretical positions, their advocacies and their impact on architecture.

ARCH 231CS ISSUES IN SUSTAINABILITY
F 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introduction to concepts and practices intended to create more sustainable communities where present generations are accountable for the needs of future generations and the natural environment. The course will explore current multi-disciplinary practices in "ecological design".

ARCH 241 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION I
F 3 cr. LEC 2 RCT 1
-- Introduction to the materials of construction and an overview of building construction systems. Emphasis upon an understanding of materials and systems as a means to effective and creative design utilization.

ARCH 243 ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES I
F 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: PHSX 205, M 151Q or M 171Q, formal admission into environmental design program.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 261.
-- Introduction to structural design/analysis of horizontal and vertical members as applied to architectural works; basic statics, moment and shear of rigid bodies and architectural forms; strength concepts using stress and strain assessment; application of analytical and intuitive structural concepts in a design context; introduction to wood design project.

ARCH 244 ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURES II
S 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 243, M 151Q or M 171Q.
--Understanding of design for structural elements in wood, steel, masonry, and concrete. Lateral considerations and calculations including wind, soil and seismic loads. Understanding of structural systems; building systems; diaphragms; connections; structural engineer-architect communications.

ARCH 253 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN I
S 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 152, ARCH 261, formal admission into the environmental design program.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 262.
-- Small-scale infill design projects requiring integration of spatial, visual concepts, emphasizing relationship of architecture to its context with principles of order, constituents of form, light, structural awareness, nature of materials, architectural coherency. Includes inclusive orthographic graphics design drawing conventions.

ARCH 261 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS I
F 3 cr. LEC 1 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: Formal dmission into the environmental design program.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 243
-- Fundamental techniques in architectural graphics. Course utilizes observation and design drawing studios supplemented by design drawing lecture/demonstrations sessions. Topics include freehand observation drawing and constructed multi-view, paraline, perspective and shade/shadow drawing leading towards the formal graphic presentation of architectural intentions.

ARCH 262 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS II
S 3 cr. LEC 1 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 261. Admission into the environmental design program.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 253
-- Basic techniques in architectural graphic expression. Course emphasizes observation drawing studio supplemented by design drawing lecture/demonstration sessions. Topics include freehand, perspective, and shade and shadow drawing techniques. Two and three-dimensional digital applications introduced. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ARCH 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARCH 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed study and research on an individual basis.

ARCH 294 SEMINAR
F,S,Su 1-2 cr. SEM Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the lower division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ARCH 313 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
F 3 cr. LEC 2 STU 1
COREQUISITE: ARCH 456
-- Architecture as a process by which social, economic, and environmental ideas are realized. Topics include: marketing, business planning, project management, legal issues, delivery methods, technology, regulation, ethics accessibility interdisciplinary relations, community relations, client relations, and trends of practice. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 322IA WORLD ARCHITECTURE I
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing for non-majors, WRIT 101W.
-- A survey of world architectural history from primitive developments to the Gothic.

ARCH 323IA WORLD ARCHITECTURE II
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing for non-majors, WRIT 101W.
-- A survey of world architectural history from the Renaissance to Industrial Revolution.

ARCH 331 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS I
F 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: M 151Q or M 171Q.
-- Analysis of climate, passive design strategies, and heat flow fundamentals. Analysis and design of basic heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems. Analysis and design of water supply, sanitation and vertical transportation systems. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 332 ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS II
S 4 cr. LEC 4
PREREQUISITE: M 151Q or M 171Q, ARCH 331.
-- Analysis and design of architectural lighting systems, acoustics, electrical systems, fire protection, and signal systems. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 340 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION II
S 4 cr. LEC 2 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 241, ARCH 244 and ARCH 331 or permission of instructor, and ARCH 363.
-- Development and integration of building materials and assemblies, construction costs and building systems into the construction documents, specifications and design of a small project. Building systems to be investigated include: structural environmental and enclosure, life safety and sustainability. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 354 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN II
F 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 253.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 241, and ARCH 363.
-- Small-to medium-size projects extending the development of the design process to site and adjacency analysis, diagramming, fundamental relationship to landscape and context. Topics include hybrid uses of hand and digital graphic communication including 2D and 3D drawing, and modeling. Field trip required.

ARCH 355 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN III
S 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 354.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 332.
-- Further exploration of ecologically-sound design with emphasis on the integration of structures, building envelope service systems, and building materials, including design for life safety and accessibility. Building scale and program complexity increases, utilizing long-span structural systems. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 363 ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS III
F, 3 cr. LEC 1 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 262.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 354.
-- Advanced principles of computer-aided design and hand applications in architectural practice, including three-dimensional computer-aided design, hand and digital delineation, and presentations. Topics provide foundation for graphic applications in ARCH 354 design studio. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 414 ARCHITECTURAL STUDY ABROAD
S,Su 9 cr. LEC 6 IND 3
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 428.
-- Structured study in foreign countries under the direction of an architecture faculty member to obtain an understanding of modern and historical architecture and the forces shaping them. Holistic study of urban environments combines design, urban design, architectural history, drawing, and pre-travel design and research. Itineraries include opportunities for additional destinations and independent travel.  Notebook computer required.

ARCH 424 CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY AND THEORY
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 322 and ARCH 323.
-- Critique and discussion of architectural projects built and ideologies proposed in writings, drawings, and models during the 20th and 21st centuries as the relate to their social, cultural, technical and economic context.

ARCH 425 WESTERN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 322 and ARCH 323.
-- A study of events and influences that led to the development of western architectural styles, ideology, and forms of individual expression.

ARCH 426 IDENTITY OF CONTEMPORARY PLACES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 322 and ARCH 323.
-- A course in applied architectural history and theory. Lectures, discussions, and student projects investigate characteristics which convey a sense of place based on historical development, architectural styles, and urban design.

ARCH 427 NON-WESTERN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 322 and ARCH 323.
-- A study of events and influences that led to the development of non-western architectural styles, ideology, and forms of individual expression.

ARCH 428 FOREIGN STUDY HISTORY
S,Su 3 cr. LEC 2 IND 1
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 322 and ARCH 323.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 414.
-- An on-site study in a foreign country of the social, cultural, and historic influences on architectural design. This course is only offered in conjunction with the foreign study program within the School of Architecture. Course shall include research and on-site visits documented in an appropriate media form.

ARCH 444 COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN FOR STRUCTURES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 STU 1.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 243 and ARCH 263.
-- Introduction to spreadsheets and blackboard computational software; spreadsheet and blackboard developments for typical structural computations used in architecture; introduction to structural design/analysis software; and development of a library of computational software tools for the application of structural architectural design. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 450 COMMUNITY DESIGN CENTER
S,Su 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355.
-- The CDC assists public and non-profit groups by providing planning, programming, and conceptual design ideas. Emphasis and scope of projects are determined by the community needs. Projects are intended to complement and promote the professional practice of architecture in the State of Montana.

ARCH 451 DESIGN FOR THE COMMUNITY
On Demand 3 cr. IND 3 Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355.
-- Students will be engaged in architecturally-related activities with government and non-profit agencies. This will enable students to be involved in a service learning academic experience.

ARCH 456 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN IV
F,Su 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 313.
-- Senior capstone course. Architectural design integrating building, landscape, and urban context using multi-story projects of medium scale and complexity with particular focus on mixed-use. Integrated topics include programming, structural and mechanical integration, ecologically-sound design, building envelope systems and building codes. Field trip required.

ARCH 457 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN V
On Demand 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 356.
-- Advanced architectural design projects integrating site analysis, programming, building systems, and contemporary design theory. Emphasis placed on the inclusive synthesis of conceptual processes, analysis, preliminary design investigation, and design development. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 458 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VI
On Demand 5 cr. RCT 1 STU 4 Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355.
-- A continuation of the holistic design synthesis encountered in ARCH 457 with emphasis on development of student's emerging design values and theoretical perspective. Field trip possible. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 464 INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 1 STU 2
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 263 or ARCH 363.
-- Investigation of digital design, fabrication, modeling and drawing as applied to architectural practice. Lectures and products will explore the use of 2D and 3D applications to explore design and construction processes.

ARCH 465 ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 464, or consent of instructor.
-- The investigation and application of advanced two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital application for design, modeling, and presentation techniques for architectural practice. Lectures and projects may include topics of three-dimensional modeling, animation, delineation, or digital fabrication.

ARCH 471 DIRECTED RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 472
-- Directed research/creative activity which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or design project.

ARCH 472 DIRECTED RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION
F,S,Su 1-2 cr. RCT May be repeated. Maximum 4 cr.
COREQUISITE: ARCH 471.
-- Classroom instruction associated with directed research/creative activity projects.

ARCH 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ARCH 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARCH 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARCH 494 SEMINAR
F,S,Su 1-3 cr. SEM  Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ARCH 498 INTERNSHIP
S,Su 3-12 cr. IND.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 340, ARCH 355 and all other architectural courses through the third year.
-- Students arrange for employment in an architectural office for a continuous period of 12 weeks. Students will participate in a structured work/study professional practice experience and are required to present the content of this experience upon their return to campus. Specific course requirements determined by credit loads.

ARCH 521 ARCHITECTURAL THEORY
F,S 3 cr. SEM 3 Maximum 9 cr. May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition.
-- Specific architectural, urban, planning and preservation theories, their application and context within contemporary practice will be investigated through the study of essays, drawings, models and built projects.

ARCH 522 HISTORICAL ISSUES IN ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3 Maximum 9 cr. May be repeated as topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 322, ARCH 323. Graduate standing or seniors by petition.
-- Close examination of historic periods and individuals. Emphasis upon in-depth studies of particular personalities and the social, cultural, artistic and scientific developments that influenced the progress of architecture, urban design and city planning.

ARCH 523 ISSUES IN CITY PLANNING
On Demand 3 cr. RCT/DIS 3
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition.
-- Problems and issues, processes and regulations in planning, urban design, and historic preservation. Field trip possible.

ARCH 524 DESIGN COMPETITION
On Demand 3 cr. LAB/STU 3 Maximum 6 cr. May be repeated as topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355 or consent of instructor. Admission to graduate program or seniors by petition.
-- Students will work under the direction of a faculty member in the research, design, development and presentation of a project in response to a design competition.

ARCH 525 SPECIAL DESIGN TOPIC
F,S 3 cr. LAB/STU 3 Maximum 9 cr. May be repeated as topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 355 and consent of instructor. Admission to graduate program or seniors by petition.
-- Students will work under the direction of a faculty member in the research, design, development and presentation of a design, research, or historic preservation project.

ARCH 533 ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 331 and ARCH 332. Admission to the graduate program or seniors by petition.
-- Advanced environmental control systems explored through experimental exercises, calculations, physical modeling and computer simulations with the goal of designing a high-performance buildings with an emphasis on lighting and HVAC systems. Laptop computer required.

ARCH 543 ADVANCED APPLIED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
On Demand 3 cr. LAB/STU 3 Max 6 cr. May be repeated as topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 241, consent of instructor, and graduate standing or seniors by petition.
-- Small scale projects industrial products, furniture, buildings, etc., will be designed and built by students as an exploration of the opportunities and limitations of materials, technology, economics, and construction methods.

ARCH 545 ADVANCED STRUCTURES
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 2 STU 1
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 244 or ARCH 344 and graduate standing or seniors by petition.
-- Advanced structural topics, historical and contemporary structural precedents, load path, performance design, structural LLEC 2system planning, connection design; structural restoration; complete 2 D and 3 D design/analysis/structural projects.

ARCH 551 ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO
On Demand 6 cr. RCT 2 STU 4.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 456 and graduate standing.
-- Building and/or urban design projects which explore a specific theoretical position with regard to contemporary architectural, urban design or historic preservation issues. Research and analysis of theoretical positions. Utilization of methods and models and techniques for analysis.

ARCH 552 ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO RESEARCH
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Graduate research and analysis of a major theoretical position advocated through the writings, drawings and models of architectural theorists.

ARCH 553 ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO-THEORETICAL APPLICATION
On Demand 3 cr. LEC 1 RCT 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Graduate research and analysis of the formal manifestations of the specific theoretical positions advocated and illustrated through the design work of significant architectural practitioners. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 554 URBAN DESIGN STUDIO
On Demand 6 cr. RCT 2 STU 4.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Urban design projects that develop an understanding of public planning goals and constraints, urban infrastructure, formal urban fabric, historic preservation, and socio-cultural issues. Notebook computer required. Field trip required.

ARCH 555 URBAN DESIGN RESEARCH/THEORY
On Demand 6 cr. RCT 2
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Methods, models, and techniques for analyzing the city as an artifact of social, cultural, historical, economic and physical significance. Notebook computer required. Field trip required.

ARCH 556 CONSTRUCTION THEORY
On Demand 3 cr. SEM 3. May be repeated as topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Graduate research and analysis of contemporary and historic design theory. Notebook computer required. Field trip required.

ARCH 557 ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STUDIO
On Demand 6 cr. RCT 2 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
-- Advanced architectural design projects integrating site analysis, programming, building systems, and contemporary design theory. Emphasis placed on the inclusive synthesis of conceptual processes, analysis, preliminary design investigation, and design development. Notebook computer required.

ARCH 558 ADVANCED BUILDING STUDIO
On Demand 6 cr. RCT 2 STU 4
PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing.
-- Graduate studio with an underlying theoretical approach that will guide the design of a programmatically complex building type on a challenging site. Mastery of the theoretical, humanistic, systemic and tectonic aspects of a sophisticated building is required.

ARCH 564 ADVANCED ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS
F, Su 3 cr. LAB/STU 3. Maximum 6 credits. May be repeated as topics vary.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 262, admission to graduate program or seniors by petition.
-- Advanced architectural presentation strategies for exploring visual perception and design development through graphic exploration.

ARCH 565 ADVANCED COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II
On Demand 3 cr. RCT 1 LAB 2.
PREREQUISITE: ARCH 263 or ARCH 464.
-- Computer-aided design and theory for architecture. Lectures and projects may include topics of three-dimensional modeling, animation, delineation or digital fabrication.

ARCH 589 GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 1-3 cr. IND 1-3.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

ARCH 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1-10 cr. IND 1-10 Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

ARCH 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARCH 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1-4 cr. IND Maximum 8 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to graduate program.
-- Directed graduate research and study of architectural, urban design or historic preservation issues on an individual basis.

ARCH 594 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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