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ARC 100 - Introduction to Architecture
Outlines history and impact of architecture. Emphasizes dynamics and social aspects of architecture and society; focuses on 19th and 20th century architectural forms.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 121 - Architectural Drafting I
Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part I of II.Credit will not awarded for both ARC 121 and ARC 123.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 122 - Architectural Drafting II
Introduces techniques of architectural drafting, including lettering, dimensioning, and symbols. Requires production of plans, sections, and elevations of a simple building. Studies use of common reference material and the organization of architectural working drawings. Requires development of a limited set of working drawings, including a site plan, related details, and pictorial drawings. Part II of II. Credit will not be awarded for both ARC 122 and ARC 124.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 133 - Construction Methodology & Procedures I
Studies materials used in construction of buildings, covering foundations to structural framing systems. Includes appropriate use of materials for various construction types. Includes specification of materials and installation procedures; types of specifications and writing procedures; bidding procedures and, contract documents. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 220 - Intro. to Landscape Architecture and Site Planning
Introduces the basics of landscape design and development concepts through architectural construction and plantings. Shows relationship between design and environment, including objectives of design elements and materials, facilities.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 221 - Architectural CAD Applications Software I
Teaches the principles and techniques of architectural drawing practices through the use of architecture specific CAD software. Utilizes the commands and features of the software to generate drawings that emphasize architectural design and structural systems. Use local prerequisites.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ARC 231 - Advanced Architectural Design and Graphics I
Provides fundamental knowledge of the principles and techniques of architectural drawing procedures. Familiarizes student with design process. Provides a better understanding of the relation between architectural design and structural systems. Prerequisite ARC 122 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
ARC 246 - Materials and Methods of Construction
Introduces the characteristics of building materials and the methods of construction in which these materials are used in the erection of structures. Introduces the physical properties of steel, concrete, timber, glass, and related materials as well as methods used in testing materials. All sixteen CSI divisions are discussed.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits