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Undergraduate Record 2010-2011 
    
Undergraduate Record 2010-2011 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Architectural History


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The undergraduate curriculum provides an introduction to the discipline of architectural history within a liberal arts program. A minimum of 38 credits in architectural history is required for the major. These include ARH 1010, ARH 1020, and ARH 4999. ARH 4591 or ARTH 4591 is taken in the 3rd year as a research and writing preparatory course. ARH 4999 is taken during the fourth year, which allows students to research and write an independent advanced paper on a topic of their choice while working closely with a faculty member. This paper, with faculty comments, becomes part of the student’s permanent record. Students must also complete the first semester of architectural design course ARCH 2010. Appropriate preservation and art history courses may be used to fulfill architectural history requirements after consultation with academic advisor.

Bachelor of Architectural History


Students must have a minimum of 122 credits with at least 2.000 average in order to graduate with a Bachelor of Architectural History degree.

First Year


Fall Semester - Credits: 16-17


  • Foreign language Credits: 3-4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Open elective (ARCH 1010 recommended) Credits: 3-4

Spring Semester - Credits: 16-17


  • Foreign language Credits: 3-4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • English elective Credits: 3
  • Open elective (ARCH 1020 recommended) Credits: 3-4
  • Social Science elective Credits: 3

Second Year


Fall Semester - Credits: 15-17


  • Foreign language Credits: 3-4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • ARH elective (Area Requirement) Credits: 3-4
  • Natural Science elective Credits: 3

Spring Semester - Credits: 15-17


  • ARH elective Credits: 3
  • ARH elective (Area Requirement) Credits: 3
  • Foreign language Credits: 3-4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Natural Science elective Credits: 3-4
  • Social Science elective Credits: 3

Third Year


Fall Semester - Credits: 15


  • ARH elective (Area Requirement) Credits: 3
  • ARH elective Credits: 3
    Students should take advantage of courses in preservation and building technology when they are available.
  • English elective Credits: 3
  • History elective Credits: 3
  • Open elective Credits: 3
    Students should take advantage of courses in preservation and building technology when they are available.

Spring Semester - Credits: 15-16


  • English elective Credits: 3
  • History elective Credits: 3
  • Open elective Credits: 3-4
  • Open elective Credits: 3
    Students should take advantage of courses in preservation and building technology when they are available.

Fourth Year


Fall Semester - Credits: 15


  • History of Arch. electives Credits: 6
    Related art history courses offered by the McIntire Department of Art and related courses in the history of landscape architecture may be taken for architectural history credit with advisor permission
  • Open electives Credits: 9
    Students should take advantage of courses in preservation and building technology when they are available.       

Spring Semester - Credits: 15


  • History of Arch. electives Credits: 3
    Related art history courses offered by the McIntire Department of Art and related courses in the history of landscape architecture may be taken for architectural history credit with advisor permission
  • Open electives Credits: 9
    Students should take advantage of courses in preservation and building technology when they are available. 

Footnote


(1) Students must attain, at a minimum, an intermediate level in one foreign language, usually by completing 12 credits of foreign language study through the 2020 level. Any remaining course slots may be used for additional languages or as open electives. Those with previous language study may contact the appropriate department for placement in advanced level courses (i.e., to begin study at the University with a 2000- rather than a 1000-level language course). Students scoring at least 620 on a SATII foreign language achievement examination have satisfied this requirement. Those intending to continue in the field of architectural history are advised to study a second language.

Architectural History - Minor


An application for the minor is available in Campbell Hall, Room 121. Upon completion of all requirements, the signature of the respective department chair must be obtained.

Requirements for Minor


A minor in architectural history requires 17 ARH credits, including ARH 1010 and ARH 1020, and 9 credits of ARH electives with a minimum grade of C-. No thesis is required.

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