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ADS 320: Hallmark Symposium Series (1 )
Visiting professionals discuss various aspects of Design based upon their own special areas of expertise. The series is mandatory for all Design majors. Must be repeated at least 4 credit hours for graduation. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. LEC
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ADS 340: History and Philosophy of Design (3 )
Survey of design history from 1800 to present with emphasis on graphics, architecture, industrial and interior design movements, individuals and their influences. Prerequisite: BDS 102. LEC
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ADS 530: Intra Design Problems: _____ (3 )
A collaborative studio across all Design Department areas of study. Students of the different areas will be organized into work groups and conduct in-depth research, investigate new problem solving methodologies, develop new applications and working knowledge of specialized subjects. Prerequisite: Junior level or higher standing in Design or Architecture or permission of the instructor. LAB
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ADS 531: Internship (3 )
Students develop professional skills and problems solving with an applied and relevant design employer's office. Supervision by faculty and a professional designer, designated and approved by the faculty in the area is mandatory. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisite: Junior level or higher standing in the Design Department. FLD
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ADS 532: Study Abroad: _____ (3 )
Students will participate in a Design focused study abroad program. The student will be required to attend group meetings prior to the trip along with development of research topics of interest. Simple documentation would be required - sketchbook/journal responding to day-to-day itinerary and other events, following the trip and presented for a grade. Prerequisite: Junior level or higher standing in Design or with permission of the instructor. Corequisite: ADS 533. LAB
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ADS 533: Study Abroad Documentation (3 )
Consists of research work prior to the trip as well as follow-up and required studio work due after return. A portfolio of work will be required for a grade. Course will also fulfill Design-specific requirements or studio credits for other majors. Areas may designate specific Design courses as substitutions for this course. Prerequisite: Junior level or higher standing in Design or with permission of the instructor. Corequisite: ADS 532. LEC
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ADS 560: Topics in Design: _____ (3 )
A study of different topics in different semesters in a special area of interest to a staff member and suitable qualified students. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department or permission of instructor. LAB
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ADS 570: Design Seminar (3 )
Comprehensive examination of a complex design problem from the point of view of the various specializations. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department. LEC
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ADS 580: Special Problems in Design (1-6 )
A study of current problems in design or crafts with an emphasis on research. Special problems proposals must be discussed with and approved by the instructor and advisor prior to enrollment in the course. A student may not take more than six credit hours of special problems in any one semester. Prerequisite: Junior standing in department. IND
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ADS 710: Advanced Human Factors in Interaction Design (3 )
The study of human factors principles and guidelines are fundamental to interaction design. In this course, these principles will be illustrated and applied to real-world design projects/problems. Human physical and cognitive capabilities, computer-human interface and systems properties, interaction design methods, and the physical and socio-cultural environment will be considered. Fundamental issues in human-centered systems, basic research methods, including statistics and literature searches, will be included. Open to all university students. Graduate students will meet concurrently with INDD 510 and receive additional coursework. LEC
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ADS 712: Design Strategies and Methods (3 )
This course will cover the principles of design thinking, design processes, design strategies and methods, including techniques and tools for the development of human-technology interfaces. Abstract through concrete representation methods and techniques will be applied to interaction design projects/problems. Information collection and analysis methods, scenario and prototyping methods, evaluation methods (empirical), creativity methods, and task-oriented method (non-empirical) will also be considered. Methods common to design-related disciplines in the social sciences, business, architecture, communication studies and engineering are integrated. Graduate students will meet concurrently with INDD 512 and receive additional work. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor for all non-design students. LEC
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ADS 714: Designing Business Services and Consumer Experiences (3 )
Business products, services and environments are often intermingled in ways that require more holistic ways of thinking and development. A challenge of service innovation is to design with an understanding of the many dimensions of human experience and satisfaction. This course elaborates how, where, when, and why design can enhance the value of business services. Theory, methods, and practice aspects of services design are presented. LEC
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ADS 720: Graduate Seminar in Design (1 )
Comparative studies of various areas of specialization in design. Repeat for credit to a maximum of six credit hours. LEC
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ADS 730: Directed Reading in Design (1-3 )
Research reading and presentation of reports on specific subjects related to the students major area of specialization. Required of all graduate students. RSH
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ADS 740: Special Problems in Design (1-6 )
An in-depth study of current problems in design or crafts with an emphasis on research. Special problems proposals must be discussed with and approved by the instructor and graduate advisor prior to enrollment in the course. RSH
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ADS 745: Branding and Design (3 )
A rapidly changing marketplace demands business strategy that is rooted in the dynamics of human culture, society, and psychology. Design thinking directly engages such factors and is, thus, well suited to help organizations formulate effective, versatile and strategic brands. This class focuses on strategic design analysis as a means to promote innovation in core brand development and extension into new applications and product categories. By aligning design with engineering, marketing, advertising, packaging, and service, business can innovate new sources of market value and deliver a more powerful brand messages. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor for all non-design students. LEC
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ADS 750: Design Management (3 )
Design Management has been described as "applied innovation" or the methodical capturing of talent and resources available inside and outside an organization to create valuable new offerings, brands, and business models. This course explores the design functions in business as a means to solve difficult challenges and develop new market-facing opportunities. Subjects include brand value creation, differentiation, coordination, and transformation. Numerous cases will be discussed. LEC
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ADS 751: Creating Design Scenarios and Simulations (3 )
Most organizations are imaginatively challenged and experience difficulty innovating and marketing new concept offerings. Conventional methods spotting and validating new opportunities often lack the persuasive power necessary for change to occur. Scenario-based design and simulation offers ways to vividly representing a future that is different from the past. This course presents theory, methods and practice aspects of design scenario construction and simulation. LEC
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ADS 760: Design and Strategic Innovation (3 )
As companies struggle with the demands of increasing consumer, intense competition and downward price pressures, there is a corresponding increase in the demand for more innovative business models and higher-value offerings. These forces have significantly broadened the strategic scope of design. Advanced, multi-disciplinary design teams are being engaged early to help guide new business and product development efforts. Why, where, when, and how this is done in order to deliver on the promise of innovation is the subject of this course. Prerequisite: ADS 750 or with consent of instructor. LEC
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ADS 765: Interaction Design (3 )
Interaction Design is about creating products, services or environments that offer significant experiential value to people and economic value to organizations. This course engages the comprehensive subject of design for human experience. Building on the gamut of human factors and design methods knowledge, this offers hands-on experience in the research, analysis, modeling and simulation of original and experientially compelling design solutions. Prerequisite: ADS 710, ADS 712 or with consent of instructor. LEC
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ADS 770: Design Cognition (3 )
In a science of design, the study of "human designers" is as important as the study of designed artifacts or design tools. Since the beginning of research in Design Cognition, many empirical studies have opened up our understanding or human designers and the ways they design. While design is largely a mental activity, it interacts strongly with heterogeneous external representations. It encompasses problem definition and solving, analogical mappings, mental imaging and other mental processes. It requires team coordination and is situated in a cultural milieu that defines roles and modes of behavior. As such, distributed cognition, situated cognition, and social cognition - all have become relevant to the understanding of design cognition. The structure of a design task, the mental representation of design form and behavior, the structure of design teams, and the associated concepts of design cognition will be the subject of the course. LEC
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ADS 810: Orientation Seminar (1 )
Studies directed to development of a thesis plan. Required of all graduate students. Offered in fall semester only. Graded S or F. LEC
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ADS 850: Studio Teaching Practice (1 )
Graduate students only. Must hold an assistant instructor or teaching appointment. Credit earned does not satisfy any credit requirement for a degree. Graded S or U. FLD
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ADS 860: Graduate Synthesis and Applications Seminar (1 )
Group discussion and presentations on timely industry topics. Topics will be substantial, bridging relevant program subjects and professional area boundaries. May be repeated for up to six credit hours in subsequent semesters. LEC
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ADS 861: Thesis Research Seminar (1 )
Approaches to producing original design research. Methods, resources, topics and projects are discussed and evaluated. May be repeated for up to six credit hours in subsequent semesters. LEC
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ADS 890: Thesis (1-8 )
For guidance refer to Design department graduate guidelines. THE
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ARCH 100: Architectural Foundations I (4 )
An introductory design studio directed toward the development of spatial thinking and the skills necessary for the analysis and design of architectural space and form. This course is based on a series of exercises that include direct observation: drawing, analysis and representation of the surrounding world, and full-scale studies in the making of objects and the representation of object and space. Students are introduced to different descriptive and analytical media and techniques of representation to aid in the development of critical thought. These include freehand drawing, orthographic projection, paraline drawing, basic computer skills, and basic materials investigation. Prerequisite: Approval from the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. LAB
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ARCH 101: Architectural Foundations II (6 )
A continuation of ARCH 100 with major emphasis on the design relationships among people, architectural space, and the environment. The course is based on a series of exercises leading to the understanding of architectural enclosure as mediating between people and the outside world. Issues of scale, light, proportion, rhythm, sequence, threshold, and enclosure are introduced in relation to the human body, as well as in relation to architectural form, environment, and social and psychological factors. Students will engage in drawing, perspective projection, model building, and basic computer graphics. Prerequisite: ARCH 100. LAB
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ARCH 103: Introduction to Architecture (3 )
An introduction to the study and practice of architecture. This course aims at orienting the student to the various disciplinary facets which make up the total architectural curriculum as well as to the various professional roles which architects can be expected to perform. Architectural study is seen as both an art and a science, and architectural practice is seen as a complex, interdisciplinary professional activity. Presentations by guest lecturers are included. Discussions required for, and only open to, B.A. in Architectural Studies students. LEC
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ARCH 104: Principles of Modern Architecture (3 )
A lecture course covering the emergence of technological, theoretical and aesthetic principles of modern design beginning with the socio-cultural impact of industrialization and the crisis in architecture at the end of the 19th century. Attention is given to functionalist theory, mechanical analogies and the so-called machine aesthetic of 1910-1930 and to the precedents of important design principles of modern architecture, including modular coordination, the open plan, interlocking universal space, unadorned geometry, structural integrity, programmatic and tectonic expression, efficiency and transparency and briefly explores their development in post-war and late 20th century examples. LEC
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ARCH 105: B.A. Architectural Studies Seminar (1 )
The seminar provides a discussion section that supplements the lectures presented in ARCH 103. The course must be taken concurrently with ARCH 103 and is open only to students in the B.A. in Architectural Studies Program, or with approval by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. SEM
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ARCH 106: B.A. Architectural Studies Seminar II (1 )
This seminar provides a discussion section that supplements the lectures presented in the lectures of ARCH 104. The course must be taken concurrently with ARCH 104 and is open only to students in the B.A. in Architectural Studies program, or with consent of the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. LEC
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ARCH 108: Architectural Foundations I (4 )
An introductory design studio directed toward the development of spatial thinking and the skills necessary for the analysis and design of architectural space and form. This course is based on a series of exercises that include direct observation: drawing, analysis and representation of the surrounding world, and full-scale studies in the making of objects and the representation of object and space. Students are introduced to different descriptive and analytical media and techniques of representation to aid in the development of critical thought. These include freehand drawing, orthographic projection, paraline drawing, basic computer skills, and basic materials investigation. Prerequisite: Approval from the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. LAB
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ARCH 109: Architectural Foundations II (6 )
A continuation of ARCH 108 with major emphasis on the design relationships among people, architectural space, and the environment. The course is based on a series of exercises leading to the understanding of architectural enclosure as mediating between people and the outside world. Issues of scale, light, proportion, rhythm, sequence, threshold, and enclosure are introduced in relation to the human body, as well as in relation to architectural form, environment, and social and psychological factors. Students will engage in drawing, perspective projection, model building, and basic computer graphics. Prerequisite: ARCH 100 or ARCH 108. LAB
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ARCH 152: Professional Practice I (1 )
This course will introduce students to the history and nature of the architecture profession and its relationship to education, internship, registration and certification. The various roles which architects are expected to perform and the ethical standards they are expected to uphold are explored in the context of different models of practice. Prerequisite: Must be admitted to M.Arch 5-year program, Arch Studies Program or approval by the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. LEC
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ARCH 200: Architectural Foundations III (6 )
A continuation of ARCH 101 with a series of studio exercises following a succession based on analysis, form, and syntax, with an emphasis on the communication of architectural ideas. Students explore plan, section, and spatial organization, spatial sequence, structure and materiality in relation to human dwelling and the building site. The course aims for student integration of these issues into building designs that require the organization of multiple spaces. Students will consider natural forces as they both shape and affect buildings, including gravity, wind, light, heat, sound, and fluids. Precedent studies, direct observation, building analysis, and site analysis are significant aspects of the semester. Prerequisite: ARCH 101. LAB
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ARCH 205: Natural Forces (3 )
The course advances empirical understanding of natural forces as they both shape and affect buildings, including gravity, wind, light, heat, sound, and fluids. This course emphasizes the development of conceptual thinking and problem solving skills through sensory-based demonstrations, lectures, and laboratory experimentation. The course will emphasize concepts of PHSX 114 as they relate to the built environment. The course will require freehand drawing, physical, model-building and the application of Photoshop and InDesign software programs. Tutorials and workshop sessions will introduce and require use of other computer software applications. Prerequisite: PHSX 114 and either ARCH 109 or ARCH 502; or consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 208: Architectural Design I (6 )
The second year studios are responsible for introducing students to the basic form determinants of architecture-from limited scope exercises to complete building designs within the natural environment. Using diagrams and sketches, plans, sections, elevations and models, students explore the spatial ordering of human activity, the analysis of site, sound, light and air modulation, simple environmental controls and energy conservation, basic framing systems, volumetric organization and the materials of building skins and envelopes in the design of small buildings. Prerequisite: ARCH 109. LAB
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ARCH 209: Architectural Design II (6 )
A continuation of ARCH 208 with an emphasis on the synthesis of basic form determinants, including the completion of a design project of a medium-sized, multi-storied public building in the urban environment containing a variety of spaces and spans. This project will enable students to demonstrate competence in basic architectural design, act as a summation of the variety of smaller design exercises undertaken through the year, and prepare students for the third year focus on the materials and methods of building construction. Prerequisite: ARCH 208. LAB
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ARCH 310: Computer Applications (3 )
The course will immerse students in the exploration of the generation, manipulation, and production of graphic images through the use of computers. The goal of the course is to help reach an understanding of computers that allows for future growth in an environment in constant change, and to provide an overview of what is currently possible. The format of the course will be a combination of lectures and workshops. The lectures will introduce students to theoretical and application-oriented topics. Group discussions will focus on the computer as a conceptual construct, the computability of design, and computers as design partners. The workshops will provide students with hands-on experience. The vehicles used for these investigations will be desktop publishing, paint, and drafting tools. As resources become available this list will be augmented. LEC
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ARCH 359: Special Problems (1-3 )
Special problems in architecture. The study of a particular problem in architecture involving individual research and presentation. Conferences and reports. (May be taken for Credit/No Credit.) Prerequisite: Student must submit to his or her faculty advisor, in advance, a statement of the problem he or she wishes to pursue, the methodology he or she plans to use in the program, and the objectives of the special problems. He or she must also be in agreement with the faculty member he or she proposes as instructor for the course. IND
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ARCH 360: Introduction to Landscape Architecture (3 )
This course situates landscape architecture in a broad cultural and social context with the intention of developing skills in critical thinking about the role of exterior place-making in the built environment. Lectures and assigned readings will explore central issues in the history and theory of landscape architecture and look at key sites and their designers. Other topics will include environmental attitudes and perception, the human experience of place, and ideas of nature. LEC
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ARCH 380: Architecture Workshop I (4 )
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the process of architectural design and further develop a formal vocabulary. Students will explore building analysis through studio-type exercises. Both local and well known buildings will be examined. Open only to students admitted to B.A. in Architectural Studies. Prerequisite: ARCH 103. One history course (HA or ARCH) as well. LEC
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ARCH 381: Architecture Workshop II (4 )
This course will extend the concerns of ARCH 380. Students will analyze more complex architectural programs, city spaces, and larger buildings. They will make design proposals for small scale structures. Prerequisite: ARCH 380. LEC
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ARCH 408: Architectural Design III (6 )
A continuation of ARCH 209 with an increased emphasis on building construction and systems as form determinants. Work will focus on medium scale, multi-storey non-residential buildings developed to an appropriate level of technical resolution as evidenced in clear schematic wall sections and structural proposals. Prerequisite: ARCH 209. LAB
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ARCH 409: Architectural Design IV (6 )
A workshop based course with an emphasis on materiality and construction of building assemblies through hands-on activities. Development of craft, process, collaboration and technical documentation skills will be a primary objective of the course. Prerequisite: ARCH 209. LAB
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ARCH 480: Senior Seminar (3 )
This seminar will expose students to normative and critical approaches in the profession of architecture. Through field trips, attendance at juries, readings, and presentations by architects and designers, they are to develop an understanding of the precedence, theories, and practices of the profession. This is the capstone course for the B.A. in Architectural Studies. Prerequisite: ARCH 381. LEC
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ARCH 502: Accelerated Design I (6 )
The first of three accelerated design studios, this course emphasizes the design relationships among people, architectural space, and the environment. Issues of shelter, light, sequence and threshold are considered in relation to physical, psychological and sociological factors. Offered only in the summer. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree and permission of the Dean of Architecture and Urban Planning. LAB
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ARCH 503: Accelerated Design II (6 )
The second of three accelerated design studios, this course emphasizes construction and technology as expressive mediators in the relationship between human dwelling and site. Students will consider natural forces as they both shape and affect buildings, including gravity, wind, light, heat, sound and fluids. Prerequisite: ARCH 502 and/or permission of the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Corequisite: ARCH 626. LAB
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ARCH 504: Accelerated Design III (6 )
The third of three accelerated design studios, this course focuses on the integration of material learned in previous studios with urban-based design problems of increasing scale and complexity within the frameworks of sustainability and universal design. Students will demonstrate an ability to use research and critical thinking skills, including the use of case precedents, and the ability to integrate various building systems in building design. Prerequisite: ARCH 503 (see studio grading policy) or permission of the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Corequisite: ARCH 627. LAB
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ARCH 505: Accelerated Design IV (6 )
Graduate studio emphasizing urban context and design theories. Students will undertake specialized research projects. Prerequisite: ARCH 504 (see studio grading policy) or permission of the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Corequisite: ARCH 690. LAB
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ARCH 510: Problems in Computer Applications (3 )
The study of a particular problem in architecture involving the application of computer-aided design and analysis techniques. Individual or group tutorials. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor based on the student's advance submission of a written proposal outlining the plan of study. Completion of one course in computer programming and/or specific experience in writing original computer programs. LEC
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ARCH 515: Building Information Modeling (3 )
This course will expose students to building information modeling: a digital representation of the building process that facilitates exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. The focus will be on the software's potential for reducing the information loss that occurs during each handoff of the project during the traditional delivery method. Possibilities for integrated practice including lifecycle costing and knowledge management are discussed. LEC
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ARCH 516: Portfolio Development (3 )
The aim of the course is to teach practical presentation skills using computer software, in addition to graphic design theories and strategies. This course will provide an opportunity for students to design and produce a design portfolio appropriate for internship and/or graduate school applications. LEC
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ARCH 520: Architectural Acoustics (3 )
An introduction to the physics of sound. Objective and subjective evaluation and control of sound as applied to architectural spaces. Room shaping, mechanical and electrical system noise and vibration control, and electro-acoustic sound reinforcement. Prerequisite: PHSX 114 and ARCH 626 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 521: Electro-Acoustical Systems (3 )
A study of electro-acoustic sound reinforcement and reproduction systems for buildings. Prerequisite: PHSX 212, or consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 524: Structures I (4 )
The fundamental principles of structural behavior including stress and deformation in structural components and systems. Open to architecture students only. Prerequisite: PHSX 114. LEC
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ARCH 530: Environmental Systems I (3 )
This introductory course addresses human needs and comfort in relation to the natural and man-made environments. Specific topics include: climate and weather; environmental health; indoor air quality; thermal comfort; passive and active systems and design strategies for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning; plumbing; noise control; building management systems; and life safety systems. Prerequisite: PHSX 114. LEC
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ARCH 531: Environmental Systems II (3 )
This course addresses human needs and comfort in relation to the natural and man-made environments. Specific topics include: daylighting, electrical lighting systems, building acoustics, electrical power distribution systems, alternative energy sources, communication systems, and transportation systems. Prerequisite: ARCH 530. LEC
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ARCH 540: Global History of Architecture I: Origins to Industrial Revolution (3500 BCE-1700 CE) (3 )
The first unit of the two-part survey history course explores the historical changes of architecture in relation to civilizational change, techno-spatial experiments and town-building efforts, from the earliest evidence of human dwelling to the beginning of the industrial revolution. Emphasis is on the architecture as an integrated development of commercial, technological, and ideological transferences among different regions, nascent religious groups and evolving political enterprises. In regard to the geographical and geopolitical regions, the course includes South and Central America, Europe, Classical Greece and Italy, Asia Minor, North Africa and Asia. LEC
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ARCH 541: Global History of Architecture II: From Industrial Revolution to Present (1700 CE-Present) (3 )
The second unit of study of the two-part survey history course offers a global perspective of the development of modern architecture from the industrial revolution to contemporary times. This course traces the genealogy of modern architecture to its multiple roots in European enlightenment, global dissemination of industrial knowledge, invention of new building materials and techniques, and development of architectural theory. Emphasis is on the historical context of how the diverse approaches of architects from different regions create variations of formal expressions, spatial program and theoretical underpinning, and thus create multiple meanings and images of modern architecture. Prerequisite: ARCH 340 or ARCH 540 or ARCH 640 or consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 542: History of Architecture III: Modern (3 )
A continuation of ARCH 541, History of Architecture II, covers the period from around 1800 to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on the major cultural shifts that have impacted architectural representation and have contributed to its differentiation as Modern, not only in Europe, North and South America but also with examples in India and Pakistan. Weekly lectures and readings including original sources. Supplementary readings and/or assignments may be assigned. Prerequisite: ARCH 341 or ARCH 541 or ARCH 641 or consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 552: Ethics and Leadership in Professional Practice (3 )
This course takes the perspective that architectural design is inherently an ethical act. Through this lens, students will learn the essentials of office practices, the many definitions of client and their roles in the design process, the legal responsibilities of the profession, the importance of continuous professional development and the obligation the profession has to provide civic leadership in regard to the built and natural environment. LEC
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ARCH 560: Site Design (3 )
This course introduces concepts of architectural context and site through a combination of lectures and field studies. Natural, social and built systems are presented using a range of perspectives, including holistic ones. Students will develop visual and written skills of analysis through specific site analytic and design techniques. Application exercises and ongoing analysis assignments are required. Restricted to 3.5 and 5 year Master of Architecture students. Prerequisite: ARCH 109 for undergraduate students. Corequisite: ARCH 503 for graduate students. LEC
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ARCH 570: Contemporary Issues Seminar I (1 )
A series of seminars on contemporary issues facing the profession. LEC
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ARCH 571: Contemporary Issues Seminar II (1 )
These seminars will consist of three to four guest lecturers each semester. All students enrolled in this course will attend the same lecture as ARCH 572. Topics will be selected to reflect major issues covered in the course work, or contemporary issues facing the profession. LEC
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ARCH 572: Contemporary Issues Seminar III (1 )
These seminars will consist of three to four guest lecturers each semester. All students enrolled in this course will attend the same lecture with ARCH 571. Topics will be selected to reflect major issues covered in the course work, or contemporary issues facing the profession. LEC
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ARCH 573: Financial and Economic Issues in Architecture Management (3 )
This course will focus on the fundamentals of accounting, macroeconomics and the construction industry, and concepts related to the development and implementation of a strategic business plan. LEC
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ARCH 574: Organizational Issues in Architecture Management (3 )
Topics that will be covered in this course include the organization of a professional practice, personnel management, and the development of effective communication skills. LEC
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ARCH 575: Architecture Management: Managing a CAD System (3 )
This course covers the various procedures involved in managing a CAD system within a design organization. It also explores the different applications and uses of current CAD technology. Topics to be addressed include: selecting a system; billing CAD services; support services and personnel; marketing CAD; customization, file management, menus and script files; AutoLisp Programming; and integrating CAD with other programs. Prerequisite: An introductory CAD class or permission of the instructor. LEC
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ARCH 576: Project Delivery in Architecture Management (3 )
Conventional methods for project delivery will be reviewed along with design/build, fast-track, and other techniques. The relationship of the architect and development will also be explored, as will the relationship of project development to urban design concepts. LEC
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ARCH 577: Marketing Architectural Services (3 )
The emphasis of this course will be on the development and implementation of a marketing plan, techniques related to the marketing of specific projects, and the relationship of marketing to other components of a firm. LEC
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ARCH 578: Legal Issues in Architectural Management (3 )
A course designed to familiarize the student with legal considerations related to a professional practice. Case studies and selected readings will serve as the basis for discussion of registration, contracts, business formation, taxes, employment practices, copyright, and patent law. In addition, the course will draw upon the knowledge and experience of members of the professional community. LEC
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ARCH 600: Special Topics in Architecture: _____ (1-3 )
This course is for the study of architectural topics on a one time or experimental basis in response to changing needs and/or resources in the Program. It may be offered concurrently by different instructors under different subtitles as announced in the Timetable. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Variable. IND
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ARCH 601: Design Research (3 )
This course will examine issues in architectural research. It will provide an overview of graduate level studies with regard to definitions, methods, skills, and techniques. The course will consist of lectures, seminars, readings and guest presentations. The class will enable students to make informed judgments about matters of quality and quantity on architectural issues. Students will be expected to formulate sensible systems of classification for their chose material. Students will be expected to formulate sensible systems of classification for their chosen material. Students will be expected to produce papers and essays, make sample research proposals, and other research based assignments. Limited to students in M. Arch Program with Undergraduate status. Prerequisite: ARCH 608. LEC
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ARCH 608: Architectural Design V (6 )
A continuation of previous studio coursework with an emphasis on the programming and design of individual urban buildings with culture, context and precedent as major form determinants. Clear development and integration of structural, mechanical and life safety systems will be a focus of the course. The concepts of integrated practice and building information modeling will be introduced. Prerequisite: ARCH 408 and ARCH 409; or ARCH 301 or ARCH 504 or ARCH 505; or ARCH 604. LAB
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ARCH 609: Comprehensive Studio (9 )
A culmination of all previous design study with emphasis given to the individual student's demonstration of synthesis of all previously learned design skills. These include program analysis, site design, structure, formal composition, materials and methods of construction, technical development of building fabric, environmental systems, code and zoning compliance, and principles of sustainability. Students should also demonstrate an appropriate awareness of history, theory, and culture. The level of project development should be demonstrated by technically precise drawings and will researched written documentation in addition to other means of representation. Prerequisite: ARCH 608 and successful completion of all other required professional courses through the semester with ARCH 608. LAB
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ARCH 610: Computers and Project Development (3 )
This course introduces one to the use of computers in project development (final and execution drawings, specifications). Initiates advanced computer aided design systems. Emphasis is to be on CAD potential in generating complex representation; lectures and laboratory work on extent and limits of CAD systems in design; familiarizes with software and hardware (basic training, plotting, etc.); encourages the use of CAD process for exploration (three-dimensional representation); introduces editing and report preparation. Lectures on computers and profession. No computer language is taught in this course. Prerequisite: ARCH 310 or introductory CAD course. LEC
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ARCH 613: Visual Thinking Studio I (3 )
An intensive course covering the graphics topics described in ARCH 113 and ARCH 114. Graduate level course that supplements the core syllabus or ARCH 102 with weekly seminars, expanded reading lists, and additional classroom assignments. Prerequisite: Undergraduate degree in area other than architecture with three credits in calculus, four credits in physics, three semesters of English, and/or permission of the Dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. LAB
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ARCH 614: Freehand Drawing (3 )
Open to all SADP non-graduating students interested in enhancing current freehand drawing sills, generally in the architectural realm. While a broad range of expression and graphic materials is explored, emphasis is on drawing as a notational skill, the instrument of creative expression for professional purposes as well as for lifelong artistic fulfillment. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LAB
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ARCH 615: Intensive Graphics II (3 )
Open to students with intermediate level graphic skills. Course will be designed to deal with all aspects of graphic communication for designers in the different stages of the architectural process. This would include sketching, drafting, lettering, rendering, modelmaking, photographic and slide presentation, reproduction, brochure, etc. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LAB
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ARCH 616: Advanced Architectural Presentation Techniques (3 )
An advanced studio course intended for students who have a working knowledge of basic presentation techniques wishing to refine their existing skills and experiment with new techniques. The course will review basic techniques and explore new ones through a series of lectures and these techniques will be put to use in the concurrent development of complete presentations of architecturally significant buildings. The lectures and studio work will be supplemented by slide presentations, demonstrations, guest lecturers, and field trips. Not intended as a remedial course or substitute for ARCH 615. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 618: Architectural Photography (3 )
A basic course in black and white photography intended to enable the student to utilize photography routinely as a medium for visualization, documentation and presentation of images useful for design. It is organized in relation to the controls of the roll film camera so that assignments reinforce the understanding of this tool and its creative possibilities. Experiences include making photograms, developing black and white film, printing black and white images, mounting and presenting prints, photocopying, photographing buildings and architectural models, photomontage, high contrast graphics effects and an introduction to color materials. Enough technical information is included for the student to pursue black and white photography on his/her own to the desired level of proficiency. LAB
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ARCH 619: Advanced Architectural Photography (3 )
An advanced course in photography specifically dealing with the skills and techniques of the professional architectural photographer. Students will use and experiment with large format photography, manipulation of the exposure and development process, special developers and processes; negative retouching, specialized film and their application, simulation, model photography, and photographic rendering. Brochure development, marketing services, and professional ethics will also be discussed. Prerequisite: ARCH 618 or equivalent, submission of a brochure, and consent of instructor. LAB
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ARCH 622: Material Investigations (3 )
This course will provide opportunities for students to learn about research methods in the realm of architectural materials. The course will have two concurrent phases: the first phase will consist of a series of field trips to materials manufacturers, fabricators and distributors in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City area. The purpose of these trips is to see, first-hand, how materials are developed and made, and to understand the research involved in their development. The second phase will consist of a self-directed research project based on the students' natural curiosity about a particular material or process. The project will have three components: 1) a research agenda, rigorously developed and executed; and 2) a "built" component, with actual materials, executed by the students' own hands and financial resources; and 3) final documentation of the research project. LEC
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ARCH 623: Building Practicum (3 )
The building technology practicum is offered as a course that will afford students a "real world" experience outside of the academic setting. Students can bring their own project proposals to the practicum committee or faculty members on the committee can suggest local preservation efforts, including planning and administration, or actual physical implementation of such projects. It could also be in the interest of some students to develop skills in a specific area, i.e. model building, architectural photography, historic reconstruction, or technical documentation. Those interested in specific areas will need to work closely with the practicum committee to develop a working list of goals and objectives. Students can elect to work individually or in teams, can work outside of the semester schedule with grades assigned at the completion of the project, and will be bound by a contract approved by the practicum committee. LEC
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ARCH 624: Structures II (3 )
A continuation of ARCH 524, with focus on applying learned principles to basic contemporary structural systems such as concrete, steel, and wood framing systems. Open to architecture students only. Prerequisite: ARCH 524 or ARCH 620 and ARCH 621. LEC
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ARCH 625: Analysis and Design of Structures for Architects (3 )
Analysis of statically indeterminate beams and frames. Fundamentals of structural design in concrete and steel. Open to architecture students only. Prerequisite: ARCH 624. LEC
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ARCH 626: Building Technology I: Construction Systems and Assemblies (3 )
This course is an introduction to the materials, processes and craft of construction. Along with presenting the information required for understanding the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of construction systems and assemblies, the course also provides a conceptual framework to bridge between the physical conditions of construction and the more abstract processes of design. Teaching method includes modeling and hands-on building experiences. Prerequisite: ARCH 200 or ARCH 209 or Corequisite: ARCH 408 or ARCH 409 or ARCH 503. LEC
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ARCH 627: Building Technology II: Culture of Building Technology (3 )
A continuation of ARCH 626. Introduction to industrialized production. A consideration of the detailed sub-systems and cultural practices that comprise the built environment, and the factors responsible for their design and installation. Includes discussion of building codes, mechanisms of failure, and materials selection. Lectures and demonstrations by the instructors and visitors, films, slide projections, quizzes and written examinations. A student should demonstrate an understanding of elementary systems of construction and be able to relate this understanding to the design process. Prerequisite: ARCH 626. LEC
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ARCH 628: Structure in Nature and Architecture (3 )
The course deals with the historical development of structure, first in nature and then in architecture. In nature, the course discusses the evolution of structural materials, systems, connections and anchorage (foundations) in geological structure, botanical structure, endoskeleton structure, exoskeleton structure and insect architecture. The course then analyzes the growth of structure from anthropological structure through ancient and medieval structure to modern architecture. In these broad architectural periods in world history, the course examines the structural materials, structural behavior and construction of some of the important buildings that helped to define and delineate the architecture of their time. This course helps students to understand structural systems and their behavior, in a non-mathematical way, by relating the structural principles involved to our common experience of the world around us. The course will have every student do a research project on an assigned topic in geological structure, botanical structure, exoskeleton structure, insect architecture or anthropological structure. LEC
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ARCH 629: Listening to Architecture (3 )
This course has the objectives of introducing the art and science of "listening" to architectural spaces; exploring, from both historical and current viewpoints, how proper acoustical conditions have and can be realized within the aesthetic and functional parameters of the particular architectural space; understanding the importance of building acoustics in architectural design; obtaining the ability to discuss building acoustics with the proper use of acoustical terms and descriptions; and understanding the basics of how sound behaves in an enclosed architectural space. The course will include several visits to existing architectural spaces that have specific acoustical requirements and interesting acoustical characteristics. LEC
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ARCH 630: Theory and Context of Architecture (3 )
An examination of architectural theories that understand the designed environment as a cultural medium and product of a sociocultural process that expresses values and ideas. Understanding of these theories will be enhanced through the analysis of paradigmatic buildings, urban form and ideologies that have influenced architectural culture. LEC
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ARCH 631: Issues in Contemporary Architecture (3 )
This class focuses the student on directed readings and provides the student the opportunity to select a topic for the semester's duration. With a very crammed schedule, the student is given a venue to concentrate on issues that they wish to pursue. A seminal reading is provided to the class, at the beginning of the semester, and this reading forms the basis of the semester's discussion. The selected reading is "current" and is the device used to distribute other readings pertinent to the author's argument. The basis of selection is related to current thought and discourse affecting the evolving nature of architectural culture. Class discussion may include slides, videos, sound tapes, etc. These are intended to complement the assigned readings. LEC
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ARCH 632: Contemporary French Architecture (3 )
This course introduces the student to contemporary trends in French architecture. Social, technological, economic, and theoretical perspectives will be investigated, and the work of the major French architects of the latter half of the twentieth century will be studied in depth. This course supplements the Paris studio program. LEC
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ARCH 635: Visualizing Airflow In and Around Buildings (3 )
It is often difficult to predict the way certain environmental design features will perform if not built and tested which can be costly and time consuming. This course will analyze the performance of such designs in an efficient and cost effective manner within a visual medium using computational fluid dynamics (CFD). CFD will provide a visual understanding of airflow behavior in and around buildings. In addition, thermal comfort and air quality will be investigated in this animated environment. The culmination of the course will be an analysis of a portion of one's studio design project. LEC
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ARCH 636: Art of Architectural Machines (3 )
This course emphasizes architectural trends of the twentieth century, which have been influenced by significant technological advances. The purpose of the course is to familiarize the student with the achievements and failures of architectural concepts that were influenced by modern technology. Examples will be drawn primarily from buildings and architects in Western Europe and North America. LEC
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ARCH 637: Architecture and Cosmos (3 )
Ideas of symmetry, harmony, proportion, and ideal form have long been used by architectural theorists and practitioners as a way of translating a traditional knowledge of the world into architectural form. Such traditional knowledge is embedded in the mathematics of Pythagoras, the philosophy of Plato, and the four part study of the cosmos (known in Western thought as "the quadrivium"--arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy). This course will entail the study of selected readings in this intellectual tradition as well as the analysis of buildings as they relate to the concepts learned through this study. Prerequisite: ARCH 641, History of Architecture II: Renaissance, or consent of instructor. LEC
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ARCH 638: Architecture, Art and Science (3 )
This course explores the relationship between architecture and the liberal arts and sciences through the principle of isomorphic correspondence--a term from Gestalt psychology to describe similar structures occurring in different media. Emphasis on the historical connections to music and on aesthetic principles on the natural sciences. Prerequisite: Six hours of architectural history or consent of instructor for non-majors. LEC
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ARCH 639: Current/Historical Directions in Architecture (2-3 )
A study of contemporary or historical trends in architecture which relate to the development of individual or broad philosophies of architecture. LEC
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School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Marvin Hall
1465 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 206
Lawrence, KS 66045-7626
785-864-4281
785-864-5393
archku@ku.edu
http://www.sadp.ku.edu/
Keith Diaz Moore, Associate Dean
785-864-4281
Michael Swann, Associate Dean
785-864-4281
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