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Architecture and Community Design Major 

The Major in Architecture and Community Design requires 48 units. Applicants to the program should follow USF's regular undergraduate admissions procedures; no portfolio is required. The suggested plan below includes required courses in bold.

Year

Fall semester

Spring semester

1

100: Intro to ARCD
104: Fabrication Lab

110: Architecture Studio 1
150: Architectonics 1

Core A1 and A2

101: History of Architecture 1
120: Architecture Studio 2
151: Architectonics 2

Core B1 MATH 107: Calculus

1st semester foreign language

2

102: History of Architecture 2
230: Architecture Studio 3
250: CADD 1

Core B2 PHYS 130: Concepts in Physics

2nd semester foreign language

203: History of Architecture 3
240: Architecture Studio 4
300: CADD 2

360: Intro to Structures

3rd semester foreign language

3

350: Architecture Studio 5
401: Arch Theory & Written Word 

(to replace 204: History of Architecture 4 from Fall 2014)

Cores, electives

330: Design in Crossroads Int'l -(Studio 6)
Cores, electives

4

400SL: Community Design Outreach (Studio 7)
Cores, electives

430: Professional Practice/Internship
Cores, electives

Architecture Electives

ARCD-195 FYS: San Francisco Urbanism 

ARCD-220 Landscape Architecture Studio
ARCD-250 CADD 1 

ARCD-270 BIM & Applications

ARCD-290 Special Topics in community engagement
ARCD-300 CADD 2 
ARCD-310 Intro to Construction Materials 

ARCD-312 Environmental Control Systems
ARCD-320 Sustainable Design 
ARCD-325 Intro to Landscape Architecture 
ARCD-340 International Projects 
ARCD-360 Intro to Structural Engineering 
ARCD-370 Construction Innovation Lab 
ARCD-372 Engineering Design and Testing 

ARCD-390 Special Topics in advanced computer programs
ARCD-401 Architecture Theory and the Written Word 
ARCD-410 Portfolio Lab

 

Architectural Engineering Minor (24 units total)

Required courses:

MATH-109 Calculus & Analytic Geometry*
PHYS-110 General Physics*
ARCD-310 Intro to Construction Materials
ARCD-360 Intro to Structural Engineering
* students must earn a C- or better in each of MATH-109 and PHYS-110. ARCD majors may substitute MATH-107 and PHYS-130 for MATH-109 and PHYS-110, but must receive a grade of B- or better in each course.

Choose a minimum of 8 units:

ARCD-270 BIM & Applications
ARCD-300 CADD 2

ARCD-312 Environmental Control Systems
ARCD-370 Construction Innovation Lab
ARCD-372 Engineering Design & Testing
CHEM-111 General Chemistry

ENVS-212 Air and Water w/Lab
ENVS-250 Environmental Data Analysis
ENVS-350 Energy and Environment
ENVS-410 Methods of Envt Monitoring w/Lab 
PHYS-210 General Physics II
PHYS-240 Modern Physics

PHYS-310 Analytical Mechanics
PHYS-312 Statistical and Thermal Physics
PHYS-320 Electromagnetism

 

Architecture and Community Design Minor (24 units)

Required courses:

ARCD-100 Intro to Arch. & Community Design
ARCD-110 Architecture Studio 1
ARCD-400 Community Design Outreach

Choose a minimum of 2 courses: 

ARCD-101 History of Architecture 1
ARCD-102 History of Architecture 2
ARCD-203 History of Architecture 3

Choose a minimum of 10 units: 

ARCD-120 Architecture Studio 2
ARCD-150 Architectonics 1
ARCD-151 Architectonics 2
ARCD-250 CADD 1
ARCD-300 CADD 2

ARCD-310 Intro to Construction Materials

ARCD-312 Environmental Control Systems
ARCD-320 Sustainable Design

ARCD-325 Intro to Landscape Architecture
ARCD-340 International Projects
ARCD-360 Intro to Structural Engineering
ARCD-370 Construction Innovation Lab

ARCD-372 Engineering, Design and Testing

ARCD-401 Intro to Architectural Theory