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College of Architecture and Environmental Design
College of Architecture and Environmental Design

304 Taylor Hall
Tel: 330-672-2789 | Fax: 330-672-3809

The architectural studies minor is intended for students outside of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design who desire to understand the history and design process of the built environment. Potential majors to benefit from this minor include, but are not limited to, business management, crafts or fine arts, English, geography, history, journalism and mass communication, political science, photojournalism, public health and visual communication design.

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.


Type Course Title Credits
  AED 10001 Design Thinking I 2
    10002 Design Thinking II 2
  Choose from the following: 3
  ARCH 10111 History of Architecture I (3)  
    20112 History of Architecture II (3)  
    20113 History of Architecture III (3) (Recommended)  
  Choose from the following: 3
  ARCS 30123 Materials and Processes (3)  
    30124 Methods and Theories of Representation (3)  
    40114 Theory and Criticism in Architectural Media (3)  
  Choose from the following: 9
  ARCH 46995 Special Topics in Architecture (1-3)  
ELR/WIC ARCS 30022 Urban Design Discourse (3)  
    30321 Structural Typology (3)  
    30421 The Environmental Imperative (3)  


*Must include 9 upper-division credits.

Some upper-division architecture electives require prerequisites that must be satisfied.

Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA required for graduation.