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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "ARCH-Architecture"

ARCH - Architecture

ARCH 101 Foundations in Architecture (1) Prerequisite: UNIV100; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Restriction: Freshman standing. To pursue any field of knowledge one must first begin with the basics. By learning the "language" of architecture one can explore the foundations of the architectural profession through interactive and experiential learning.

ARCH 150 Discovering Architecture: A Career Studio (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Introduction to careers in architecture. A Young Scholars Program course, offered during the summer only.

ARCH 170 Introduction to the Built Environment (3) Introduction of conceptual, perceptual, behavioral, and technical aspects of the built environment, and methods of analysis, problem- solving, and implementation.

ARCH 223 History of Non-Western Architecture (3) Survey of non-western architectural history, including prehistoric and vernacular; ancient civilizations and the Indus valley; the Islamic world; Hindu and Buddhist traditions of Asia; and pre-European Africa and the Americas.

ARCH 224 The Ancient Roman City: Pompeii and Beyond (3) Credit only granted for: ARCH224 or HONR208S. Study of daily life in the ancient Roman world seen through the architecture of Pompeii and neighboring cities.

ARCH 225 History of World Architecture I (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Survey of architectural history from prehistory through the year 1000 CE.

ARCH 226 History of World Architecture II (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Survey of architectural history from 1000 to 1800.

ARCH 227 History of World Architecture III (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Survey of architectural history from 1800 to present.

ARCH 242 Basic Architectural Drawing (3) Prerequisite: ARCH170; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. The study of drawing as a learned skill with emphasis on observation, documentation, analysis, and synthesis. This introductory course immerses students in the conventions of architectural drawing (orthographics, isometrics, axonometrics, and linear perspective) primarily through freehand drawing.

ARCH 270 Design in Practice (3) Case studies and hands-on design projects ranging in scale from a product to a building to give students insight into the process by which architects work both individually and collaboratively to put disciplinary knowledge and expertise into practice to shape our built environment.

ARCH 271 People, Planet, and Profit: Building Sustainable Places (3) An introduction to the four disciplines represented in the School: architecture and urban design, community planning, historic preservation, and real estate development, that work to create a more sustainable environment for the future to create a more sustainable environment for the future using our interpretation of the quadruple bottom line: socio-cultural, economic, environmental, and design sustainability. Students will be provided with an understanding of the fundamental scholarship and processes of each of these disciplines and examine the intersections between them. Additionally, they will learn by applying the approaches of the four disciplines through a series of field studies.

ARCH 343 Intermediate Architectural Drawing (3) Prerequisite: ARCH242; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Development of media technique (including color pencil, pastel, graphite, ink, and watercolor) as vehicles for investigating color, composition, and abstraction. Exploration of historical and contemporary issues of representation in architectural visual communication.

ARCH 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and must have learning proposal approved by faculty sponsor and student's internship sponsor.

ARCH 400 Architecture Studio I (6) Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Introduction to architectural design with particular emphasis on conventions and principles of architecture, visual and verbal communication skills, formal analysis, design process, spatial composition, architectural promenade, basic program distribution, and elementary constructional and environmental responses.

ARCH 401 Architecture Studio II (6) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH400. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Continuation of ARCH 400 with introduction to building typology, urban and contextual issues, design of the vertical surface, and architectural interiors.

ARCH 402 Architecture Studio III (6) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH401. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Architectural design studio with emphasis on building and facade typologies, the development of architectural promenade and sequence, public and/or civic infill buildings dependent upon the architectural promenade, and urban housing types of varying densities. The architect's obligations to urban context are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, and physical.

ARCH 403 Architecture Studio IV (6) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH402. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Investigations into the relationship between the man-made and the natural world including introductory issues of assembly and material value. Design of the site and the building are combined into an integral process delimiting and probing the boundaries of each and exploring their reciprocal relationship. The architect's obligations to the natural and urban contexts are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, environmental, and physical.

ARCH 404 Graduate Architecture Design Studio I (6) Recommended: For 3 1/2 year graduate students only. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program. Introduction to architectural design with particular emphasis on conventions and principles of architecture , visual and verbal communication skills, formal analysis, design process, spatial composition, architectural promenade, basic program distribution, and elementary constructional and environmental responses. Offered fall only.

ARCH 405 Graduate Architecture Design Studio II (6) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH404. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program. Architectural design studio with emphasis on building and facade typologies, the development of architectural promenade and sequence, public and/or civic infill buildings dependent upon the architectural promenade, and urban housing types of varying densities. The architect's obligations to urban context are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, and physical. Offered spring only.

ARCH 406 Graduate Architecture Design Studio III (6) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH405. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program. Investigations into the relationship between the man-made and the natural world including introductory issues of assembly and material value. Design of the site and the building are combined into an integral process delimiting and probing the boundaries of each and exploring their reciprocal relationship. The architect's obligations to the natural and urban contexts are explored in many dimensions including historical, typological, environmental, and physical.

ARCH 407 Graduate Architecture Design IV (6) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH406. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program. Studio problems and theories concentrating on urbanism and urban design techniques. Issues and sites range from high-density urban in-fill to suburban and greenfield development in American and other contexts. Studio theories explore such topics as Contextualism, Neo-Traditional design, Transit Oriented Development, density, sustainable development, building typology, and street design.

ARCH 408 Intermediate Architectural Drawing (1-6) Prerequisite: ARCH403; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department. And permission of ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topical problems in architecture and urban design.

ARCH 410 Architecture Technology I (4) Prerequisite: MATH220 or MATH140; and PHYS121; and (GEOG140, GEOG123, GEOL120, AOSC123, GEOL123, or BSCI205). Corequisite: ARCH400. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. First course in a four course sequence which develops the knowledge and skills of architectural technology. Addresses climate, human responses to climate, available materials, topography and impact on culture. Principles of assembly, basic structural principles and philosophies of construction.

ARCH 411 Technology II (4) Prerequisite: ARCH410. Corequisite: ARCH401. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Second course in a four course sequence. Building construction processes and terminology; use and performance characteristics of primary building materials; principles of structural behavior related to the building systems; equilibrium and stability, stiffness and strength, types of stress, distribution of force and stress, resolution of forces, reactions, bending moments, shear, deflection, buckling.

ARCH 412 Architecture Technology III (4) Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in ARCH411. Corequisite: ARCH402. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Third course in a four course sequence. Design of steel, timber, and reinforced concrete elements and subsystems; analysis of architectural building systems. Introduction to design for both natural and man-made hazards.

ARCH 413 Architecture Technology IV (4) Prerequisite: ARCH412. Corequisite: ARCH403. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Final course in a four course sequence. Theory, quantification, and architectural design applications for HVAC, water systems, fire protection electrical systems, illumination, signal equipment, and transportation systems.

ARCH 418 Selected Topics in Architectural Technology (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

ARCH 419 Independent Studies in Architectural Technology (1-4) Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curriculum committee.

ARCH 420 History of American Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH221; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. American architecture from the late 17th to the 21st century.

ARCH 422 History of Greek Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH221; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Survey of Greek architecture from 750-100 B.C.

ARCH 423 History of Roman Architecture (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Survey of Roman architecture from 500 B.C. To A.D. 325.

ARCH 426 Fundamentals of Architecture (3) Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program; and must be in the 3.5 year M. ARCH program. Thematic introduction of a variety of skills, issues, and ways of thinking that bear directly on the design and understanding of the built world.

ARCH 427 Theories of Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH426; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Selected historical and modern theories of architectural design.

ARCH 428 Selected Topics in Architectural History (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Special topics in the history of architecture.

ARCH 429 Independent Studies in Architectural History (1-4) Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have faculty sponsor and receive approval of the Curriculum Committee.

ARCH 433 History of Renaissance Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH221; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Renaissance architectural principles and trends in the 15th and 16th centuries and their modifications in the Baroque period.

ARCH 434 History of Modern Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH221; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Architectural trends and principles from 1750 to the present, with emphasis on developments since the mid-19th century.

ARCH 435 History of Contemporary Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH221; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Architectural history from World War II to the present.

ARCH 442 Studies in the Vertical Surface (3) Prerequisite: ARCH221; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Theories of analysis and design related to vertical surface. Exercises include documentation, analysis, and design of facades.

ARCH 443 Visual Communication For Architects (3) Corequisite: ARCH400. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (Master's) program; and must be in the 3.5 year M. ARCH program. Investigation of the relationship between drawing from life and architectural drawing, the conventions of architectural drawing and the role of architectural drawing as a means to develop, communicate, and generate architectural ideas.

ARCH 445 Visual Analysis of Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH400; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Study of visual principles of architectural and urban precedents through graphic analysis. Exercises include on-site observation, documentation and analysis. Focuses on the development of an architect's sketchbook as a tool for life-long learning.

ARCH 448 Selected Topics in Visual Studies for Architects (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

ARCH 449 Independent Studies in Visual Studies for Architects (1-4) Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval of the Curriculum Committee.

ARCH 456 Great Cities (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Case studies from a selection of the great cities of the world.

ARCH 458 Selected Topics in Urban Planning (1-4) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval of the Curriculum Committee.

ARCH 459 Independent Studies in Urban Planning (1-4) Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval of the curriculum committee.

ARCH 460 Site Analysis and Design (3) Prerequisite: ARCH400; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Principles and methods of site analysis; the influence of natural and man-made site factors on site design and architectural form.

ARCH 461 Sustainability in Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH401; and ARCH410. Or permission of ARCH-School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation. Credit only granted for: ARCH418S or ARCH461. Formerly: ARCH418S. Strategies of sustainability as related to the broader context of architectural problem solving.

ARCH 470 Computer Applications in Architecture (3) Prerequisite: ARCH400; or permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Restriction: Must be in Architecture (B.S.) program. Introduction to computer utilization, with emphasis on architectural applications.

ARCH 478 Selected Topics in Architecture (1-4) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

ARCH 479 Independent Studies in Architecture (1-4) Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval of the Curriculum Committee.

ARCH 481 The Architect in Archaeology (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. The role of the architect in field archaeology and the analysis of excavating, recording, and publishing selected archaeological expeditions.

ARCH 482 The Archaeology of Roman and Byzantine Palestine (3) Archaeological sites in Palestine (Israel and Jordan) from the reign of Herod the Great to the Moslem conquest.

ARCH 483 Field Archaeology (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Participation in field archaeology with an excavation officially recognized by proper authorities of local government.

ARCH 488 Selected Topics in Architectural Preservation (1-3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARCH-Architecture Program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs.

ARCH 489 Independent Studies in Architectural Preservation (1-4) Repeatable to 6 credits. Proposed work must have a faculty sponsor and receive approval of the Curriculum Committee.

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