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ARCH 216 (3 credits)
Site and Microclimate Design

Specifies site parameters and impact on building design from site
investigation to finished project. Reviews initial design concerns,
site vegetation, terrain, winds, waterways, solar access, and seasonal
effects. Building design issues are landscaping, grading and drainage,
site utilities, paving and roadways, and site amenities.

ARCH 256 (2 credits)
Environmental Systems

Theory, history, design, and explanation of systems affecting
building environmental quality. Includes review of plumbing,
water, and sanitary systems; the options available in the selection
of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; and an
energy overview (thermal control, heat load analysis, utilization
of solar alternatives, and understanding of indoor air quality
concerns). Electrical equipment requirements and loads, artificial
and natural lighting and illumination criteria and fixtures are
covered, as well as acoustical control construction practices and
vertical transportation impact on building design.

ARCH 261 (2 credits)
Life Safety and Building Codes

Philosophy and approaches to life safety, including fire protection
systems and the impact of various types of construction on
life safety. Traces evolution of building codes and analyzes the
building code compliance of various hypothetical case studies.
Covers means of egress and construction system assemblies.
Reviews barrier-free design requirements and implication on
project design.

ARCH 266 (1 credit)
Architectural History and Theories of Design

Overview of architecture, from prehistoric to the 20th century and
beyond, including Ancient, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Eastern,
Colonial, and Modern. Stylistic characteristics of historical
architecture reviewed and analyzed with specific concentration on
American architecture. Includes history of urban design and the
current changing face of the building environment, from city and
suburb to farm.

ARCH 271 (4 credits)
Individual Design Studio

Utilization of material learned throughout the previous three
semesters. Students select commercial/institutional building type
and design the entire building, from initial design concept to
completion of construction documents. Students are responsible
for building programming, square footage requirements,
design concept, and integration of site, architectural, structural,
mechanical, and electrical considerations. Finished project
includes a written building program, construction drawings,
outline specification, and presentation graphics.

ARCH 276 (2 credits)
Group Design Studio

Project simulates a real-world approach to professional practice by
involving the design of a hypothetical renovation and addition to
an existing campus building. Small student teams are responsible
for delegating all project tasks and monitoring project deadlines

and completion dates. At the end, a group effort includes initial
design concept, construction budget estimates, construction
drawings, outline specifications, and presentation graphics.

ARCH 320 (3 credits)
Understanding Greece: Art, Architecture History,
Mythology

A twelve-day guided tour of architectural sites in Greece. The
focus is on understanding the contribution of Greece to Western
architecture. Studying architecture exposes students to the
social, political, economic, and technological history of Greece.
Introductory lectures prepare students before the course, which is
offered at the end of the spring term.

ARCH 340 (3 credit)
Understanding Italy's History through Its Art and
Architecture

A ten-day guided tour of architectural sites in Italy. The focus is
on understanding the contribution of Italy to Renaissance art and
architecture. Studying art and architecture exposes students to
the social, political, economic, and technological history of Italy.
Introductory lectures prepare students before the course, which is
offered during the spring break of the spring term.

ARCH 360 (3 credits)
Understanding Spain's History through Its Art and
Architecture

A ten-day guided tour of architectural and cultural sites of
Spain. The focus is on understanding the contribution of Spain
to world of art and architecture. Studying art and architecture
exposes students to the social, political, religious, economic, and
technological history of Spain. Introductory lectures prepare
students before the course, which is offered during the spring
break of the spring semester.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AT)
AT 106 (2 credits)
Automotive Service Fundamentals

This course presents an overview of the automotive industry,
including an introduction to the automobile and its systems. Jobs
in the automotive service field are covered as are shop work and
service information and how to find it. Electronic information
systems Mitchell 1 and ALLDATA are utilized. Safety in the
auto shop, including the proper use of basic hand and common
power tools, is demonstrated. Environmental protection is taught,
including recycling and the proper use and approved disposal
methods of common automotive shop chemicals are discussed.
Demonstrations and hands-on training in common automotive
shop practices, such as tube flaring and thread construction and
repair. Fasteners, including torque to yield are thoroughly covered.
Measurement systems, USC and metric, are discussed, including
hands-on training using all common automotive precision
measurement tools like micrometers, dial indicators, and torque
wrenches. The theory and servicing of automotive rolling bearings
are covered; wheel bearings are emphasized.

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