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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Architectural Studies ARST
Architectural Studies ARST

Offered by the Faculty of Environmental Design.

Junior Course
Architectural Studies 201       Introduction to Architectural Studies
An introduction to architecture as an artistic and scientific endeavour as well as an examination of its purpose and intentions, its processes, and its products. Students will develop an understanding of the social, cultural, historical, technological, economic, and natural context influencing the design of buildings and other objects.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(2-1T)
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Senior Courses
Architectural Studies 423       Sustainability in the Built Environment
The principle of sustainability recognizes people as temporary stewards of their environments, working toward a respect for natural systems and a higher quality of life. Examination of the built environment and the tools to achieve a stable and balanced and a regenerative ecosystem in a process of responsible consumption, wherein waste is minimized and the built environment interacts with natural environments and cycles. Healthful interior environments, resource efficiency, ecologically benign materials, renewable energies and social justice issues are examined.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 423 and Environmental Design 523 will not be allowed.
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Architectural Studies 444       Studio II in Architecture
An introduction to the application of ordering principles of architecture and to the numerous layers that contributes to the quality of inhabitation of place and space through design. Issues explored include the formal, the experiential and the theoretical concerns of architectural design in today's cultural context.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Architectural Studies 451 and 484 and admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.
Corequisite(s):
Architectural Studies 453.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 444 and Environmental Design Architecture 582 will not be allowed.
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Architectural Studies 449       Building Science and Technology I
Functioning of the building enclosure: demonstration of the behaviour of building elements and their sub-assemblies under differential temperature and pressure stresses; fundamentals of acoustics; nature and use of building materials; response of building materials to climatic cycles radiation, precipitation, heating and cooling.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 449 and Environmental Design Architecture 511 will not be allowed.
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Architectural Studies 451       Graphics Workshop I
A skill building course with instruction and supervised experience in basic drafting, sketching and rendering; principles of perspective, drawing and presentation conventions. A variety of instruction may be offered to accommodate the varied level of student development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.
Corequisite(s):
Architectural Studies 484.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 451 and Environmental Design Architecture 541 will not be allowed.
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Architectural Studies 453       Graphics Workshop II
Instruction and supervised experience in drafting, sketching and rendering; drawing and presentation conventions. Builds on Architectural Studies 451. A variety of instruction may be offered to accommodate the varied level of student development.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Architectural Studies 451 and 484 and admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.
Corequisite(s):
Architectural Studies 444.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 453 and Environmental Design Architecture 543 will not be allowed.
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Architectural Studies 457       History of Architecture and Human Settlements

A survey history of architecture and human settlement from the prehistoric world until the present. The first course addresses the pre-modern traditions of the major world cultures. The second course explores the traditions of the Western world from the beginning of the Italian Renaissance until the present. The courses will examine the changes in world view that have altered the course of architecture through the study of selected works of architecture and urbanism.

457.01. History of Architecture and Human Settlements I-Premodern Traditions of the World

457.02. History of Architecture and Human Settlements II-The Rise of Modernity, 1750 to the Present


Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.    
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 457 and Environmental Design Architecture 523 will not be allowed.
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Architectural Studies 484       Studio I - Design Thinking
Foundation concepts in design and form making involving a sequence of progress skill building, visual and spatial thinking and problem solving exercises.
Course Hours:
6 units; F(0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Architectural Studies Minor or consent of the Faculty.
Corequisite(s):
Architectural Studies 451.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Architectural Studies 484 and either Architectural Studies 485 or Environmental Design Architecture 580 will not be allowed.
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