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The following are course descriptions as they appear in the college catalog.
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ARCHITECTURE 104
History of Architecture I - The study of the development of early architecture through the mid-18th century. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
150 minutes per week. 3 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 105
History of Architecture II - The study of architecture since the mid-18th century. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
150 minutes per week. 3 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 121
Architectural Drawing I - Introduction to techniques of graphic expression, emphasis on using graphic means for communication. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 122
Architectural Drawing II - Continuation of Architecture 121. Emphasis on developing skills in shading, proportion, pencil and introduction to pictorial and other rendering techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 121 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 123
Architectural Drawing III - Continuation of Architecture 122. Emphasis on developing skills in pictorial and perspective drawing and sketching, color, form, and presentation skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 121, or Architecture 122, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
3 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 166
Concepts of Planning - In-depth examination of criteria which influence architecture; programming, site analysis, mechanical and structural considerations; applications of delineation techniques; examination of philosophy of significant architects and their work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Consent of Department Chairperson.
4 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 5 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 170
Computer-Aided Design for Architectural Drafting Tech. - Introduction to design and drafting techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) systems; use of basic command structures, keyboard and menu tablets; text, dimensioning and pen and layer selection. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 121, or Engineering 100, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 3 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 171
Computer-Aided Design II for Architectural Drafting Tech. - Intermediate drafting and design techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) systems; dimensioning and text, 3-D geometric constructs, advanced editing techniques, file handling and plotter utilization. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 170 or CAD Technology 170.
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 3 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 172
Computer-Aided Design III for Architectural Drafting Tech. - Advanced drafting and design techniques using computer-aided design/drafting (CAD) programs; techniques of file handling, 3D drawing, solid modeling and rendering. Hardware and software requirements will be discussed. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 171 and CAD Technology 171, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 3 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 174
Computer Aided Design V for Architectural Drafting - Introduction to Third Party programs used to develop architectural designs and construction documents via computer-aided design (Add on program to the base drafting package AutoCAD). Students will have experience with 3-D studio. This course will include three-dimensional modeling with complete rendering. The model will include texture of materials, various lighting schemes with shade and shadow. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 172 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
2 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 3 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 202
General Construction - Study of materials used in residential building construction, their growth or manufacture, preparation and application; emphasis on frame and masonry construction types; working drawings and structural details. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 121 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
2 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 204
General Construction, Advanced - Continuation of Architecture 202. Emphasis on advanced structural detailing and working drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 202 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
2 lecture and 4 lab hours per week. 4 credit hours.

ARCHITECTURE 266
Architectural Planning - Application of planning concepts to basic architectural problems through development of selected design projects emphasizing relation of form to function; project presentation will employ models and pictorial rendering techniques in various media; current architectural thought explored through examples of various building types. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Prerequisite: Architecture 166, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
4 lecture and 2 lab hours per week. 5 credit hours.

 

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