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College of Architecture (COA) Course Descriptions

COA 5173  Architectural Theory and Criticism
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
A survey of contemporary architectural theory and criticism from 1950 to the present. May be repeated for credit once when topics vary. (Formerly ARC 5173. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 5173 and COA 5173.)

COA 6433  Research Methods
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
An examination of theories and methods in architectural research. Includes a critical review of theoretical perspectives and considers a range of research methods and techniques used in architectural research. (Formerly ARC 6433. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 6433 and COA 6433.)

COA 6813  Study Abroad: Seminar
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An advanced study associated with a study abroad program; involves field trips. Content varies. May be repeated for credit.

COA 6951-3  Independent Study
1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission in writing (form available) of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor of Record.
Independent reading, research, discussion, and/or writing under the direction of a faculty member. For students needing specialized work not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the Master of Science degree.

COA 6961  Comprehensive Examination
1 hour credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the architecture Graduate Advisor of Record to take the comprehensive examination.
Independent study course for the purpose of taking the Comprehensive Examination. The grade report for the course is either “CR” (satisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination) or “NC” (unsatisfactory performance on the Comprehensive Examination). Credit earned in COA 6961 may not be counted toward the Master of Science degree. May be repeated once.

COA 6973,6  Special Topics
(3-0, 6-0) 3 or 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Topics courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but not more than 6 semester credit hours of COA 6973 or 12 hours of COA 6976 will apply to the Master of Science degree.

COA 6981,3  Master’s Thesis
1 or 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and permission of the architecture Graduate Advisor of Record.
May be repeated for credit, but not more than 6 hours will apply to the Master of Science degree. Credit will be awarded upon completion of the thesis. Enrollment is required each term in which the thesis is in progress. (Formerly ARC 6983.)