The minor in Architectural Studies provides an introduction to the study of architecture and allied fields. Through courses in several disciplines, minors become acquainted with aspects of architecture, including design, history, and urbanism. Students who plan to pursue graduate study in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or a related field are strongly encouraged to consult with faculty in the Department of Art and Art History early in their time at Trinity to organize a course of study beyond the minor that will prepare them for graduate work.

Requirements for the minor

The minor consists of at least 24 credit hours, at least 9 of which must be upper division.

A. The following courses are required: 

Course ID Course Title
ART 2430 Drawing I
ARTH 3464  Twentieth-Century Architecture and Urbanism
URBS 1310 The Urban Experience 

B. And one of the following: 

Course ID Course Title
ARTH 1314 Art and Architecture of Medieval Europe
ARTH 1412 Art and Architecture of Mexico

Remaining hours may be fulfilled by successfully completing courses from the following lists:

Studio Art

Course ID Course Title
ART 2450 Photography I
ART 3450 Photography II
ART 2470 Sculpture: Clay: Handbuilding
ART 2474 Sculpture: Wood
ART 2495 Outdoor Studio
ART 3430 Drawing II
ART 4430 Drawing III
ART 2452 Digital Photography I
  Special topics courses that deal substantially with problems or methods in architectural studies and are approved by the director of the minor.

Art History

Course ID Course Title
ARTH 1407 Art History I
ARTH 1408 Art History II 
ARTH 1412 Art and Architecture in Latin America Since the Sixteenth Century
ARTH 1413 Art and Archeology of Ancient Egypt
ARTH 1314 Art and Architecture of Medieval Europe
ARTH 1415 Art and Architecture of Mexico
ARTH 1416 Art and Architecture of South American and the Caribbean
ARTH 2429 Art of Empire: Assyria, Babylonia, and Persia
ARTH 2429 The First Cities: The Urban Revolution in Early Mesopotamia
ARTH 3325 Art and Power in Ancient Rome
ARTH 3452 Nineteenth-Century Architecture and Urbanism
ARTH 3454 Mexico City
ARTH 3365 Contemporary Architecture
ARTH 4398 Honors Thesis
ARTH 4399 Honors Thesis
  Special topics courses that deal substantially with problems or methods in Architectural Studies and are approved by the director of the minor. 

Applicable special topics courses include:

Engineering

Course ID Course Title
ENGR 1313 Mechanics I (prerequisites: MATH 1311 AND PHYS 1311)
ENGR 1381 Engineering Analysis and Design I
ENGR 2192 Introduction to Making
ENGR 3339 Mechanics of Materials (prerequisite: ENGR 1313)

Environmental Studies 

Course ID Course Title
ENVI 1301 Introduction to Environmental Studies
ANTH 2357 Humans and the Environment
ANTH 3363 Water, Culture, and Power

Physics

Course ID Course Title
PHYS 1309 General Physics I (prerequisite: MATH 1311 or 1307; corequisite: PHYS 1111)
PHYS 1311 Introduction to Mechanics (prerequisite: MATH 1311 or 1307; corequisite: PHYS 1111)

Urban Studies 

Course ID Course Title
HIST 3333 History of Paris
URBS 3330 Economics and the Environment (prerequisite: ECON 1311)
URBS 3334 Urban Economics (prerequisite: ECON 1311 and 3 upper division hours in ECON or URBS)
URBS 3340 Urban Geography
URBS 3365 Research Methods: GIS 

Human Communication and Theatre

Course ID Course Title
THTR 2310 Principles of Design
THTR 2312 Experiential Design
THTR 2313 Intro to Scene Design

And any other special topics courses that deal substantially with problems or methods in Architectural Studies and are approved by the director of the minor. 

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