Recommended Academic Plan for the Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) Program ( UP only) (162 min. credits)

Effective Spring 2014 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 131S Basic Design Studio INotes for: ARCH 131S

ARCH 131S

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ARCH 121 Visual Communication INotes for: ARCH 121

ARCH 121

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
ART H 201 (GA;IL) Ancient to Medieval ArchitectureNotes for: ART H 201 (GA;IL)

ART H 201 (GA;IL)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
ENGLISH 015 (GWS) Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 015 (GWS)

or ENGLISH 030* (GWS) Honors Freshman Composition

ENGL 030

3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 132 Basic Design Studio IINotes for: ARCH 132

ARCH 132

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ARCH 122 Visual Communications IINotes for: ARCH 122

ARCH 122

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
ART H 202 (GA;US;IL) Renaissance to Modern ArchitectureNotes for: ART H 202

ART H 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
A E 210 Intro to Architectural Structural SystemsNotes for: A E 210

A E 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Total credits 18

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 231 Architectural Design INotes for: ARCH 231

ARCH 231

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 203 Materials and Building Construction INotes for: ARCH 203

ARCH 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ARCH 210 Contemporary Design & Planning TheoriesNotes for: ARCH 210

ARCH 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A E 421 Architectural Structural Systems INotes for: A E 421

A E 421

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CAS 100A (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100A

or CAS 100B (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100B

or CAS 100C (GWS) Effective Speech

CAS 100C

3
Total credits 18

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 232 Architectural Design IINotes for: ARCH 232

ARCH 232

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 204 Materials & Building Construction IINotes for: ARCH 204

ARCH 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A E 422 Architectural Structural Systems IINotes for: A E 422

A E 422

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Quantification (GQ)

Quantification (GQ)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 18

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 331 Architecture Design IIINotes for: ARCH 331

ARCH 331

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 311W Architectural and Planning TheoriesNotes for: ARCH 311W

ARCH 311W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A E 211 Introduction to Environment Control SystemsNotes for: A E 211

A E 211

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ENGLISH 202A (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences

ENGL 202A (GWS)

or ENGLISH 202B (GWS) Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities

ENGL 202B (GWS)

or ENGLISH 202C (GWS) Effective Writing: Technical Writing

ENGL 202C (GWS)

or ENGLISH 202D (GWS) Effective Writing: Business Writing

ENGL 202D (GWS)

3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Total credits 18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 332 Architecture Design IVNotes for: ARCH 332

ARCH 332

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 312 Critical Postcolonial and Contemporary Perspectives in South Asian ArchitectureNotes for: ARCH 312

ARCH 312

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ARCH 317 Theory of Modern Japanese ArchitectureNotes for: ARCH 317

ARCH 317

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
A E 424 Environmental Control Systems INotes for: A E 424

A E 424

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Humanities (GH)

Humanities (GH)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 7 **

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 431 Architectural Design VNotes for: ARCH 431

ARCH 431

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 480 Technical Systems IntegrationNotes for: ARCH 480

ARCH 480

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Natural Sciences (GN)

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8 ***

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 432A (IL) Architectural Design VI--Foreign StudyNotes for: ARCH 432A

ARCH 432A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 499B (IL) Architectural AnalysisNotes for: ARCH 499B

ARCH 499B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
ARCH 499C (IL) Urban Studies TopicsNotes for: ARCH 499C

ARCH 499C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 9

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 491 Architectural Design VII-ThesisNotes for: ARCH 491

ARCH 491

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
ARCH 451 Architectural Professional PracticeNotes for: ARCH 451

ARCH 451

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 10

Course DetailsCredits
ARCH 492H Architectural Design VIII-ThesisNotes for: ARCH 492H

ARCH 492H

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
6
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Supporting CourseNotes for: Supporting Course

Supporting Course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 12

Additional Notes

Total minimum credits required:  162

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.
  • US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/International Cultures requirements.
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.


Scheduling patterns for courses not taught each semester:

With the exception of ARCH 311W, ARCH 480, ARCH 499B, and ARCH 499C, which are taught both fall and spring semesters, all of the prescribed ARCH, A E, and ART H courses required in the BARCH program are offered only once each year.  In the fourth year of the program, all students are required to spend one semester in Rome, Italy.  Students may choose to go to Rome in either the fall or the spring semester.  The design studio sequence during the fourth year will consist of ARCH 431 (UP) and ARCH 432A (Rome); or ARCH 431A (Rome) and ARCH 432 (UP).

Program Notes:

The Bachelor of Architecture (BARCH) program, which is a direct admission major, is offered only at the University Park campus.

A ten semester sequence of design studio coursework is the central component of the program and it is this sequence which determines the length of time required to complete the program.  Because each design studio course is offered only once each year, a minimum of five academic years will be required to complete this sequence.

A portfolio review is required for change of major consideration.  Please refer to the Department's Web site for additional information.

**Assuming UP Enrollment (Semester 7)

***Assuming Rome Enrollment (Semester 8)

Academic Advising Notes:

*Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These courses carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.

In order to take A E 210 (Introduction to Architectural Structural Systems), students must be proficient in MATH 22 (College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry) and MATH 26 (Plane Trigonometry).  Satisfactory performance on the mathematics proficiency examination or completion of appropriate mathematics coursework will be necessary in order for students to be able to schedule A E 210 in semester 2 of the recommended academic plan.

ARCH 311W may be taken in either semester 5 or semester 6.  Because this is a writing-intensive course, the Department cannot accommodate all third-year BARCH students in only one semester.  In the opposing semester (5 or 6) students must select 3 credits of non-Western traditions in architecture coursework from ARCH 312 Critical Postcolonial and Contemporary Perspectives in South Asian Architecture (semester 6) or ARCH 317 Theory of Modern Japanese Architecture (semester 5).  Other courses meeting the NAAB requirement for global traditions may be approved by petition.

CAS 100 (Effective Speech) is a particularly useful course for BARCH students and may be scheduled earlier than the sophomore year if students are able to do so.
  
Although the recommended academic plan lists specific semesters for the General Education coursework, in most instances, students have the flexibility to schedule these courses when it is most convenient for them to do so.  For example, students who wish to take MATH 140 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry I) and MATH 141 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry II) in order to satisfy the General Education quantification (GQ) requirement may choose to take these courses during the first two semesters of the program.

Students must select 15 credits of supporting courses in consultation with their academic adviser.  This category of coursework gives students the freedom to explore a range of interests, develop concentrations, or pursue minors.  Students may schedule these courses when it is most appropriate for them to do so.  Students may wish to begin taking supporting courses earlier in their academic career in order to pursue a concentration or a minor which involves a sequence of coursework. For example, some students may choose to take Italian language courses prior to the semester they will spend in Rome.   For students who do not acquire any background in Italian before going to Rome, an introductory Italian language and culture course is available in Rome.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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