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Course Information and Descriptions
ARC 214
Reinforced Concrete
3 Hours
and Timber Design (2-3)
Relating concrete and timber structure components to total structural
system.
Note: Student must furnish basic required equipment.
Prerequisite: EGR 216
ARC 215 Architectural Project Planning (2-4)
4 Hours
This course provides the student with a practical problem-solving
situation under job-like conditions. The student will synthesize all
information previously learned to complete a building design project.
This practical project will take the entire semester to complete and
will incorporate information from all previous course work in the
Architecture Program.
Note: Fourth semester standing in the Architectural Program and
departmental advisement are recommended.
Prerequisite: ARC 171 (C or better)
Course fee
ARC 216 Architectural Illustration (2-2)
3 Hours
This course is designed for students who are interested in using
Autodesk 3ds Max Design software to enhance their 3D designs.
Students will use the software to create 3D illustrations and
rendering of products, interiors/exterior of buildings to produce
professional presentation quality drawings. The topics include
advanced modeling and modifiers, advanced materials, animation,
and the use of mental ray rendering software.
Note: Completion of CAD179, or familiarity with Autodesk 3ds Max
Design, is recommended prior to taking this course.
Note: This course is cross listed with CAD 279.
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
ARC 219 Introduction to Environmental Design (3-0) 3 Hours
Sustainable design is demanded in the marketplace and is necessary
for projects that attempt to get toward a 0 carbon footprint. Students
will analyze case studies of existing sustainable designs. Students
will be able to explain the development of sustainable design.
Students will develop an understanding of sustainable design and
will be able to determine ways of providing a sustainable design as
the solution to a design problem.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ARC 228 History of Architecture (3-0)
3 Hours
Students will develop an understanding of building typologies and
the background of notable architecture. Emphasis will be on the
survey of styles of architecture from classical to modern architecture.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ARC 251 Architectural Analysis (2-2)
3 Hours
This course will advance the student’s ability to perform analysis of
the form and space of the built environment beginning with
experiential and empirical inquiry and expanding to formal, visual,
compositional, and perceptual techniques.
Prerequisite: ARC 121, ARC 171 and CAD 117 (all C or better)
ARC 252
Beginnings of Modern
Architectural Theory (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is an introduction to the concept of architectural theory
as an integral part of making, understanding, and interpreting works
of architecture.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
ARC 271 Commercial Working Drawings (2-2)
3 Hours
Course designed to prepare students to complete plans and details of
construction drawings of commercial buildings including; site plans,
foundation, floor, wall, and roofing systems.
Prerequisite: ARC 121
Course fee
Typically offered spring only
ARC 275 Portfolio and Professional Development (0-2) 1 Hour
This course will assist in preparing students for architectural career
positions and develop skills that will increase their success in the
market place. Presentation of design projects and professional
development activities to enhance the student’s portfolio will be
included.
Note: Instructor consent required. This course must be taken in the
last semester before graduation and after the completion of 2 credit
hours of Cooperative Work Experience. In addition, participation in
an agreed upon professional group is required. (Fee will apply)
ARC 299
Special Topics: Architecture
Technology (Variable)
1-4 Hours
This course is designed to respond to the rapidly developing pace of
advancement in technology. Specialized topics will include the areas
of design and construction.
Note: Topics will be identified for each section of the course.
Prerequisite: To be determined relative to topic
May be taken four times, but any topic only once
Astronomy
Astronomy courses are listed under Earth Science.
Art (ART)
Communication Arts, Humanities and
Fine Arts Division, Room B210, (847) 543-2040
ART 111
Printing Production (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a survey of the graphic arts process from the written
copy to the finished piece, using technical aspects of digital print
production. An overview of Electronic Print Technology will be
explored. Students will learn terminology to communicate with
others in the field. Specific units will draw on current industry
software (object-oriented graphics) and paint software (bitmapped
images), graphic design, typography, and color. The first half of
course covers computer prepress including all software needed for
art preparation. The second half of this course covers contemporary
and historic printing methods.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
Course fee
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