|ARCH||101||Foundations of Architecture|
|ARCH||121||History of Art and Architecture I|
|ARCH||122||History of Art and Architecture II|
|VARTS||101||Foundations of Drawing|
Students are required to complete the five-course Architectural Design Core Studio sequence, and one advanced architectural design studio. The Core consists of five sequential semesters addressing fundamental architectural design issues, and graphic and computer communications skills. An advanced architectural studio or a topical studio in urban issues completes the studio sequence.
|ARCH||113||Architectural Design Core Studio I|
|ARCH||114||Architectural Design Core Studio II|
|ARCH||213||Architectural Design Core Studio III|
|ARCH||214||Architectural Design Core Studio IV|
|ARCH||313||Architectural Design Core Studio V|
|ARCH||413||Advanced Architectural Design Studio|
|ARCH||416||Advanced Topical Design Studio: Urban|
The History/Theory sequence is a combination of required introductory and intermediate courses, and advanced elective options.
|ARCH||325||History of Modern Architecture|
|ARCH||322||Theory of Architecture|
And ONE Intermediate History/Theory Elective:
|ARCH||324||Evolution of Urban Form|
|ARCH||327||History of American Architecture|
|ARCH||328||Renaissance Architecture in Perspective|
|ARCH||329||History of Landscape Architecture|
|AAH||313||Arts and Architecture of Africa|
|AAH||321||Arts and Architecture in the Classical World|
|AAH||322||Arts and Architecture in the Medieval World|
|AAH||323||Arts and Architecture in the Islamic World|
|AAH||330||Topics in Art and Architectural History|
Environment and Human Behavior
The Environment and Human Behavior sequence is a two-part structure of required intermediate level courses, and advanced elective options.
|ARCH||321||Site and Environment|
The Technical Systems sequence is intended to make students aware of practical and theoretical aspects of the interrelationships between materials, building systems, and structures, an understanding of which is essential for both functional and imaginative design.
|ARCH||335||Structure, Form, and Order|
|ARCH||231||Construction Materials and Assemblies I|
|ARCH||333||Building Systems: Equipment for Buildings|
|ARCH||287||Computer Applications in Design|
Math 136 Precalculus or MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab are required for all Architecture majors, and are a prerequisite for required courses in the structures sequence. Successful completion of one of these courses also fulfills the University's Core requirement in mathematics. Students are encouraged to complete the highest level of mathematics that they place into, in recognition of the fact some Roger Williams University minors and graduate study options at other universities may require calculus. Students seeking to complete a Minor in Structural Engineering must complete MATH 213 Calculus I and Lab.
Architecture majors are required to complete PHYS 109-Physics I-Algebra Based and Lab or PHYS 201-Physics I-Calculus Based and Lab or ENGR 210, and either CORE 101 Science or BIO 104-Biology II or NATSC 103-Earth Systems Science and Lab. Both BIO 104 and NATSC 103 count toward the Core Concentration and Minor in Sustainability Studies.
To read more about our academic offerings, or to view full course descriptions, please refer to our University Catalog.
|ARCH||430||Special Topics in Architecture|
|ARCH||461||Introduction to Landscape Architecture|
|ARCH||472||Modern Urban Design Theory|
|ARCH||475||Frank Lloyd Wright: A Life's Work|
|ARCH||477||Architecture in Context|
|ARCH||478||Dutch Architecture: The Enduring 20th Century Legacy|
|ARCH||484||Construction Estimating and Scheduling|
|ARCH||492||Writing About Architecture|
HP 300 level or above courses
ARCH 500 level or above electives (with permission)