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College of Architecture-Foundation (COA)
Course Descriptions

College of Architecture


COA 1113  Introduction to the Built Environment
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Introduction to design and construction in the built environment through the concepts of place, context, ecology, space, analysis, aesthetics and research. Includes consideration of issues associated with the practice of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, planning, urbanism and construction.

COA 1133  Building Technology I
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
Introduction to concepts and skills fundamental to structure, construction, building enclosure, sustainability, and interior environments. Analysis and selection of materials, components, and assemblies. Introduction to the historical role of materials in architectural and interior design. (Formerly ARC 2213. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 2213 and COA 1133.)

COA 1213  Design I [TCCN: ARCH 1303.]
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in COA 1313.
Introduction to design through a focus on design literacy and the creative conceptualization of issues fundamental to the design of human environments. (Formerly ARC 1213. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 1213 and COA 1213.)

COA 1223  Design II
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisites: COA 1213 and COA 1313.
Introduction to design as a broadly creative process based on the consideration of spatial experience, context, program and building form. (Formerly ARC 1223 and ARC 1226. Credit cannot be earned for more than one of the following: ARC 1223, ARC 1226, or COA 1223.)

COA 1313  Design Visualization [TCCN: ARCH 1307.]
(0-6) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in COA 1213.
Introductory exploration of graphic processes and techniques utilized in the design and construction of the built environment for the representation, visualization, analysis, and presentation of the designed environment. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in this course is required in order to take COA 1213. (Formerly ARC 1313. Credit cannot be earned for both ARC 1313 and COA 1313.)