Minor in Architectural History & Theory

Are you interested in preservation or the history and theory of architecture and the built environment? If so, the Minor in Architectural History and Theory is for you.

The Minor in Architecture History and Theory is designed for those students who are interested in preservation, who are studying to receive an advanced degree in art or architectural history or who are interested in history and theory of the built environment and would like to have this core area of study reflected in their transcripts.

Curriculum

The Minor in Architectural History and Theory curriculum consists of six courses (at least 18 units).

Minor Core

Three courses in the minor core are required, for a total of 9 units:

Course # Course Title Units
ARC 231
OR
ARH 201
History and Theory of Architecture 1: Early World Architecture
OR
Survey of Western Art in Society: Prehistoric through Gothic
3
ARC 232 History and Theory of Architecture II: Renaissance through Early Modern World Architecture 3
ARC 332 / ARC 332-SA
OR
ARH 325 / ARC 325
History and Theory of Architecture III: Modern Architecture
OR
History of Modern Architecture
3
  Total Units 9

Minor Electives

6 units must be from: ARC 471X / ARC 471-SA OR an ARH 480 / ARH 480-SA course that contains a substantial architectural component with prior written approval of the History/ Theory Stream chair. 

3 additional units must come from: one of the courses listed below OR from ARC 471X / ARC 471-SA OR an approved ARH 480 / ARH 480-SA course that contains a substantial architectural component with prior written approval of the History/Theory Stream chair OR from another upper-level course that contains a substantial architectural component providing written approval is given by the History/Theory Stream chair prior to taking the course:

Course # Course Title Units
ARC 343 / ANT 402 / NES 403 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt 3
ARC 403 / ARH 403 / NES 403 Art and Architecture of the Islamic World 3
ARC 471B Architecture - Principia 3
ARC 471F Introduction to Heritage Conservation 3
ARC 471-SA History/Theory Seminar Study Abroad 3
ARC 481E / ARC 481B-SA Architecture in the Mediterranean 3
ARH 312 Survey of Medieval Art and Architecture 3
ARH 340A / ANTH 340A / CLA 340A Introduction to Classical Art and Architecture 3
ARH 340B / ANTH 340B / CLAS 340B / CLAS 340B-SA Introduction to Roman Art and Archaeology 3
ARH 406A Spanish Medieval Art and Architecture 3
ARH 452 Etruscan Art and Archaeology 3
ARH 477 / CLAS 457 Greek Architecture 3
ARH 484 / CLAS 484 Roman Art and Architecture 3
PLG 456 / GEOG 456 The American City 3

More Information

For additional information, please contact Lisa Schrenk, associate professor of architectural history, at lschrenk@arizona.edu.