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

Effective Spring 2011 (last Senate update)

Semester 1

Credits

Semester 2

Credits

ARCH 131S Basic Design Studio I

4

ARCH 132 Basic Design Studio II

4

ARCH 121 Visual Communication I

2

ARCH 122 Visual Communications II

2

ART H 201 (GA; IL) Ancient to Medieval Architecture

3

ART H 202 (GA; US; IL) Renaissance to Modern Architecture

3

Quantification (GQ)

3

A E 210 Intro to Architectural Structural Systems

3

ENGL 015 or 030* (GWS) Rhetoric & Composition or Honors Freshman Composition

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

3

Humanities (GH)

3

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

 18

Semester 3

Credits

Semester 4

Credits

ARCH 231 Architectural Design I

6

ARCH 232 Architectural Design II

6

ARCH 203 Materials & Building Construction I

3

ARCH 204 Materials & Building Construction II

3

ARCH 210 Contemporary Design & Planning Theories

3

A E 422 Architectural Structural Systems II

3

A E 421 Architectural Structural Systems I

3

Quantification (GQ)

3

CAS 100A, B, or C (GWS) Effective Speech

3

Natural Sciences (GN)

3

Total Credits:

18

Total Credits:

18

Semester 5

Credits

Semester 6

Credits

ARCH 331 Architecture Design III

6

ARCH 332 Architecture Design IV

6

ARCH 311W Architectural and Planning Theories

3

Non-Western Traditions in Architecture (ARCH 312 or ARCH 317)

3

A E 211 Introduction to Environmental Control Systems

3

A E 424 Environmental Control Systems I

3

English 202A, B, C, or D (GWS) Effective Writing

3

Humanities (GH)

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

Health & Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5

Total Credits:

18

Total Credits:

16.5

Semester 7 - Assuming UP Enrollment

Credits

Semester 8 – Assuming Rome Enrollment

Credits

ARCH 431 Architectural Design V

6

ARCH 432A Architectural Design VI

6

ARCH 480 Technical Systems Integration

3

ARCH 499B Architectural Analysis

3

Natural Science (GN)

3

ARCH 499C Urban Studies Topics

3

Social/Behavioral Science (GS)

3

Supporting Course

3

Health & Physical Activity (GHA)
1.5

Total Credits:

16.5

Total Credits:

15

Semester 9

Credits

Semester 10

Credits

ARCH 491 Architectural Design VII

6

ARCH 492 Architecture Design VIII

6

ARCH 451 Architectural Professional Practice

3

Supporting Course

3

Supporting Course

3

Supporting Course

3

Supporting Course

3

Total Credits:

15

Total Credits:

12

  • Bold type indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better.
  • Italics indicate courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • Bold Italics indicate courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.
  • 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.

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.