Architectural Studies Minor

The minor in architectural studies provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the history, theory and methods of architecture and its symbolism. The program allows students who are interested in this field to receive programmatic recognition of their work. It is designed to assist those who are contemplating enrollment at a school of architecture; are particularly interested in architectural history; want to supplement their technical majors (e.g., civil engineering) with strong academic minors; or plan to pursue careers in preservation, education, community service and public relations.

For more information, contact the minor coordinators: Ivo van der Graaff,, art and art history, or Raymond Cook,, civil engineering.

Five courses (18-20 credits), which consist of the following:

ARTS 532Introductory Drawing4
ARTH 474Introduction to Architectural History4
or ARTH/CLAS 501 Introduction to Mediterranean Archaeology
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Woodworking
Introductory Sculpture
Select two electives from the list below chosen in consultation with the minor coordinators:6-8
Topics in Art History (only with architectural papers)
Principles of Design
Internship in Studio Art (only topic C - Architecture)
Wood/Furniture Design Workshop
Sculpture Workshop (only topic: Kinetic)
17th and 18th Century American Architecture
Nineteenth-Century Architecture: The Architecture of Empire
Twentieth-Century Architecture: Modern and Contemporary
Greek Art and Architecture
Roman Art and Architecture
Romanesque and Gothic Art
Independent Study: Studio Art (only topic G: Architectural Design)
2D Computer Aided Design
Independent Study
Building Information Modeling
Green Building Design
Building Rome (a J-term course)
Total Credits18-20