Architecture Studies (Course 4-B)

Department of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Architecture Studies

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)

The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into both the HASS Requirement and the requirements of each major; see details below.

Summary of Subject Requirements Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by a subject in the Departmental Program]; at least two of these subjects must be designated as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfill the Communication Requirement. 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 4.440[J] or 4.42[J], options within the Departmental Program] 2
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 4.411[J], an option within the Departmental Program] 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Physical Education Requirement
Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.

Departmental Program

Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requirement.

Required SubjectsUnits
4.021Introduction to Architecture Design9-12
orĀ 4.02A Introduction to Architecture Design Intensive
4.022Architecture Design Foundations12
4.302Foundations in Art, Design, and Spatial Practices (CI-M)12
4.401Environmental Technologies in Buildings12
4.500Introduction to Design Computing12
4.THT[J]Thesis Research Design Seminar (CI-M)12
4.THUUndergraduate Thesis12
Select one of the following:12
A Global History of Architecture
Architecture in the Islamic World
Early Modern Architecture and Art
Restricted Electives84
Select 84 units based on a proposal of interdisciplinary study approved by the department.
Units in Major177-180
Unrestricted Electives48
Units in Major That Also Satisfy the GIRs(36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree192

The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.