Architectural Studies Minor

Architectural Studies Minor

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The minor in architectural studies provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to the history, theory and methods of architecture and its symbolism. The program allows students who are interested in this field to receive programmatic recognition of their work. It is designed to assist those who are contemplating enrollment at a school of architecture; are particularly interested in architectural history; want to supplement their technical majors (e.g., civil engineering) with strong academic minors; or plan to pursue careers in preservation, education, community service and public relations.

For more information, contact the minor coordinators: Ivo van der Graaff,, art and art history, or Raymond Cook,, civil engineering.


Erin Bell

Phone: (603) 862-3850
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kingsbury Hall Rm W141, Durham, NH 03824

Civil and Environmental Engineering
33 Academic Way
Kingsbury Hall, W183
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-1428
Fax: (603) 862-2364
Email: Civil & Environmental Engineering

Curriculum & Requirements

Five courses (18-20 credits), which consist of the following:

ARTS 532Introductory Drawing4
ARTS 574Introduction to Architectural History4
Select one of the following:4
Architectural Design Studio
Introductory Woodworking
Introductory Sculpture
Select two electives from the list below chosen in consultation with the minor coordinators:6-8
Special Topics in Studio Art (Intro Graphic Design)
Internship (only topic C - Architecture)
Wood/Furniture Design Workshop
17th and 18th Century American Architecture
Nineteenth-Century Architecture: The Architecture of Empire
Twentieth-Century Architecture: Modern and Contemporary
Sculpture Workshop (only topic: Kinetic)
Greek Art and Architecture
Roman Art and Architecture
Romanesque and Gothic Art
Independent Study in the Visual Arts (only topic G: Architectural Design)
2D Computer Aided Design
Housing - Everyone Needs a Place to Live
Independent Study
Building Information Modeling
Residential Construction
Green Building Design
Building Rome (a J-term course)
Total Credits18-20

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