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Architecture Studies Track Requirements

Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

Within the Architecture Studies track, two broad areas of emphasis may be chosen:
(1) History and Theory, which includes the study of architecture, cities, landscapes, designed objects, ornament, architectural photography, and material culture, in diverse places and time periods including Africa, the Americas, China, Europe, India, the Islamic world, and Japan, all from antiquity to the present; and (2) Design Studies, which includes investigations into the social and aesthetic dimensions of contemporary architecture, landscapes, cities, and territories, emphasizing issues of sustainable environments, new forms of urbanism, and the use of digital media for visualization and analysis.

  1. Required courses
    1. HAA 11, Landmarks of World Architecture (half-course)
    2. Three half-courses in architecture or a related field from offered courses numbered HAA 12-89 and 100-199, adhering to the following guidelines: at least one half-course in Asian, Islamic, African, Indian, or Latin American/Pre-Columbian art or architecture; one half-course in any area of European or North American architecture; and one half-course in architecture before 1800. See “Concentration Requirements: Supplement for Architecture Studies” on the HAA website for a list of approved courses.
    3. GSD 8101, Architecture Studio 1: Transformations (half-course). Studio may be taken sophomore or junior year. No prerequisite. Studio meets for six hours per week.
    4. GSD 8102, Architecture Studio 2: Connections (half-course). Studio may be taken junior or senior year. GSD 8101 must be taken as a prerequisite. Studio meets for six hours per week.
    5. One half-course of HAA 97r (see item 3a).
    6. One half-course of HAA 98br (see item 3b).
  2. Distribution Requirements for Areas of Emphasis
    1. History and Theory. Four half courses in architecture or a related field, from offered courses numbered HAA 100-299 or GSD 4121,4122, 4223, 4141, 4142. Courses should be balanced between the two departments. Courses in the HAA 200 range require permission of instructor. See “Concentration Requirements: Supplement for Architecture Studies” on the HAA website for a list of approved courses. Other courses from the HAA or GSD rosters, or courses from other departments, may be substituted with approval of the DUS (see item 6a),Or
    2. Design Studies. Four half courses from offered courses that investigate design media, and the social, ecological, and aesthetic dimensions of environments, numbered HAA 100-199 or GSD 2223, 3241, 3242, 3302, 4359, 5205, 6121, 6122. Courses should be balanced between the two departments. GSD courses require permission of instructor. See “Concentration Requirements: Supplement for Architecture Studies” on the HAA website for a list of approved courses. Other courses from the HAA or GSD rosters, or courses from other departments, may be substituted with approval of the DUS (see item 6a).
  3. Tutorials:
    1. Sophomore year: History of Art and Architecture 97r (one term) required. Letter-graded. Group tutorial, offers concentrators the choice of several study groups investigating a particular field of art history.
    2. Junior year: History of Art and Architecture 98br (one term) required. Letter-graded. History of Art and Architecture 98br is an introduction to the methods and research skills of architecture history.
  4. Thesis: None required.
  5. General Examinations: None.
  6. Other information:
    1. The designation as a concentration course of any course taken outside of those listed above or on the program’s list of approved courses is subject to the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. No more than two half-courses may be “imported” into the concentration by petition over and above those which are already cross-listed; exceptions for coursework done as part of study abroad programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    2. Pass/Fail: Normally, no work taken Pass/Fail will be accepted as part of the concentration; however, the director of undergraduate studies may make an exception for not more than one half-course in studio arts, or a Freshman Seminar (graded SAT/UNS).
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses and thesis
  1. Required courses: Same as Basic Requirements
  2. Tutorials:
    1. Same as Basic Requirements.
    2. Same as Basic Requirements
    3. Senior Year: History of Art and Architecture 99 (two terms). Graded SAT/UNS. In the fall term, History of Art and Architecture 99 includes several group tutorial meetings with the senior honors adviser, where assignments are aimed at facilitating the writing of a senior thesis. A student who does not complete the thesis but wishes to receive full- or half-course credit for History of Art and Architecture 99 must submit a paper or other substantial piece of work. Only students with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 within the concentration are eligible to write a thesis.
  3. Thesis: Required, ordinarily written as part of History of Art and Architecture 99. A student who does not complete the thesis but wishes to receive full- or half-course credit for History of Art and Architecture 99 must submit a paper or other substantial piece of work. Only students with a minimum grade point average of 3.00 within the concentration are eligible to write a thesis.
  4. General Examination: None.
  5. Other information: Same as Basic Requirements.

 

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