College of Architecture (COA)

COA 1011. Fund Design&Built Env I. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to creative problem-solving and the design realization cycle through project-based design exercises that emphasize the role of representation.

COA 1012. Fund Design&Built Env II. 4 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the design of complex problems through an emphasis on integrative and collaborative design strategies, research, critical reflection, and interdisciplinary team work.

COA 1060. Intro-Design&Built Env. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to architecture, building construction, and industrial design through case studies that illuminate past and present practices, as well as future possibilities within the disciplines.

COA 2241. History of Art I. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of artistic manifestations from primitive times to the present. First semester sequence, prehistoric through Renaissance; second semester, Renaissance through contemporary art.

COA 2242. History of Art II. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of artistic manifestations from primitive times to the present. First semester sequence, prehistoric through Renaissance; second semester Renaissance through contemporary art.

COA 2698. Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

COA 2699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

COA 3114. Architecture in Greece. 3 Credit Hours.

An intensive on-site investigation of the role that the arts and architecture have played in the development of classical Greek civilization.

COA 3115. Art & Arch in Italy I. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigations of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Classical, Early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval periods in Italy with special emphasis on Rome.

COA 3116. Art & Arch in Italy II. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigations of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy with special emphasis on the works of Rome.

COA 4000. Furniture Workshop. 3 Credit Hours.

The course investigates construction into the design cycle to explore the boundaries between furniture, architecture, and sculpture. Exercises introduce furniture production techniques, material properties, and CNC milling.

COA 4010. Construction Ind History. 3 Credit Hours.

Addresses how today's construction industry is organized and its particular characteristics, how it evolved from early times and where it may be heading in the future.

COA 4698. Research Assistantship. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

COA 4699. Undergraduate Research. 1-12 Credit Hours.

Independent research conducted under the guidance of a faculty member.

COA 4801. Special Topics. 1 Credit Hour.

Topics in design and the built environment.

COA 4802. Special Topics. 2 Credit Hours.

Topics in design and the built environment.

COA 4803. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics in design and the built environment.

COA 4804. Special Topics. 4 Credit Hours.

Topics in design and the built environment.

COA 4805. Special Topics. 5 Credit Hours.

Topics in design and the built environment.

COA 6010. Construction Ind History. 3 Credit Hours.

Addresses how today's construction industry is organized and its particular characteristics, how it evolved from early times and where it may be heading in the future.

COA 6011. Urban Design Laboratory. 6 Credit Hours.

Urban design laboratory problems focusing on analysis, design, and implementation strategies for contemporary urban problems.

COA 6114. Architecture in Greece. 3 Credit Hours.

An intensive on-site investigation of the role that the arts and architecture have played in the development of classical Greek civilization.

COA 6115. Art & Arch in Italy I. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigations of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Classical, Early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval periods in Italy with special emphasis on Rome.

COA 6116. Art and Arch in Italy II. 3 Credit Hours.

Investigations of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of the Renaissance and Baroque periods in Italy with special emphasis on the works of Rome.

COA 6120. Retrofitting Suburbia. 3 Credit Hours.

Study of suburban redevelopment trends, projects, and policies that improve environmental, social, and economic sustainability, with an emphasis on urban design strategies.

COA 6151. History of Urban Form. 3 Credit Hours.

History of the city as a collective work of architecture with an emphasis on the city's physical form and space. Credit not allowed for both COA 6151 and ARCH 4151.

COA 6763. Design of Environments. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis of design processes; analysis of current design tools at both the user interface and functional levels; procedures for developing better design tools. Credit not allowed for both COA 6763 and ID 6763 or CS 6763.

COA 6764. Geometric Modeling. 3 Credit Hours.

Software development course focusing on 3D geometric constructions and modeling; emphasizes solid modeling and its role in design. Crosslisted with CS 6764.

COA 7011. Urban Design Studio I. 6 Credit Hours.

Advanced urban design problems emphasizing the application of contemporary urban design research and multidisciplinary collaboration into the design process.

COA 7012. Urban Design Studio II. 6 Credit Hours.

Advanced urban design problems emphasizing the application of contemporary urban design research and multidisciplinary collaboration into the design process.

COA 8000. Doctoral Seminar. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8530. PhD Planning Seminar. 1 Credit Hour.

Discussion of research and pedagogy topics and methodologies for city and regional planning.

COA 8600. Genesis of Architecture. 3 Credit Hours.

The nature of architecture illustrated from those of all cultures; determinist theories; its social values and its meanings to the individual- material, physical, anthropological, and cognitive.

COA 8610. Thought Hellenic-1830's. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of architectural thought and theory taking account of other fields; paralleled by a review of major critical texts and assessments to the present day.

COA 8612. Thought 1830's-20th Cent. 3 Credit Hours.

A survey of architectural thoughts and theory taking account other fields; paralleled by a review of major critical texts and assessments to the present day.

COA 8620. Design-American Space. 3 Credit Hours.

Topical seminar on the development of urban, suburban, and rural American spatial forms, with emphasis on the relationship between public order and vernacular settlement.

COA 8625. Theories of Inquiry. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to research paradigms and their assumptions. The formulation of questions and frameworks of description, representation, analysis, interpretation, and data control.

COA 8630. Arch, Space & Culture. 3 Credit Hours.

Accounts of the social functions of architectural space and associated design choices, across a variety of building types and scales of environmental design. Credit will not be awarded for both COA 8630 and ARCH 4630.

COA 8635. Architecture and Policy. 3 Credit Hours.

Methods and theories of planning, design, facilities management, and evaluation as they relate to organizational policy and development.

COA 8640. Psy for Architecture. 3 Credit Hours.

An examination of social and psychological theory as it is applied to the creation and use of space.

COA 8645. Analytical Models. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to analytical ideas and methodologies for the quantitative description of built space, form, building use, and functions. Layouts as configurations: boundaries, accessibility, visibility, extensions.

COA 8650. Descriptions of Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to the form and computational description of designs, with an emphasis on spatial patterns. Geometrical constructions, combinatorial approaches, analyses of shape.

COA 8672. Design Computation. 3 Credit Hours.

Seminar review of developments in computing applied to architecture; current major research issues.

COA 8674. Multimedia Design. 3 Credit Hours.

Theories and tools for structuring multimedia knowledge for design and designers.

COA 8676. Design & Engr Databases. 3 Credit Hours.

Survey of database use in design and engineering; surveys relational, object-oriented database technology, and ISO-STEP methods of integration.

COA 8680. Performance Aspects. 3 Credit Hours.

Engineering analysis of building (sub) systems based on a performance ontology. Criteria, metrics, and tools for performance aspect evaluations in different building technology domains.

COA 8685. Building Simulation. 3 Credit Hours.

Numerical simulation of performance characteristics of whole buildings. Review of the finite element method for uniform treatment of transport phenomena in different building technology domains.

COA 8690. Building Models. 3 Credit Hours.

Surveys of issues for effective integration of heterogeneous design tools for building; previous efforts, current approaches; advanced techniques, including ISO-STEP and IAI.

COA 8811. Spec Topic-Arch/Planning. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8812. Spec Topic-Arch/Planning. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8813. Spec Topic-Arch/Planning. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8821. Spec Top-Arch & Behavior. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8822. Spec Top-Arch & Behavior. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8823. Spec Top-Arch & Behavior. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8831. Spec Topic-Design & Tech. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8832. Spec Topic-Design & Tech. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8833. Spec Topic-Design & Tech. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8841. Spec Top-Dsgn Computing. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8842. Spec Top-Dsgn Computing. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8843. Spec Top-Dsgn Computing. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8851. Spec Topic-Hist & Theory. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8852. Spec Topic-Hist & Theory. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8853. Spec Topic-Hist & Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8861. Spec Topic-Hist & Theory. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8862. Spec Topic-Hist & Theory. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8863. Spec Topic-Hist & Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8871. Spec Topics - Urb Design. 1 Credit Hour.

COA 8872. Spec Topics - Urb Design. 2 Credit Hours.

COA 8873. Spec Topics - Urb Design. 3 Credit Hours.

COA 8874. Spec Topics - Urb Design. 4 Credit Hours.

COA 8875. Spec Topics - Urb Design. 5 Credit Hours.

COA 8876. Spec Topics - Urb Design. 6 Credit Hours.

COA 8901. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

COA 8902. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

COA 8903. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

COA 8904. Special Problems. 1-21 Credit Hours.

COA 8996. Qualifying Paper. 1-21 Credit Hours.

COA 8997. Teaching Assistantship. 1-9 Credit Hours.

For students holding a graduate teaching assistantship.

COA 8998. Research Assistantship. 1-9 Credit Hours.

For students holding a graduate research assistantship.

COA 8999. Prep-Doctor Dissertation. 1-21 Credit Hours.

COA 9000. Doctoral Thesis. 1-21 Credit Hours.