2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: ARCH 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural History I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Part one of a survey of the history of world architecture from pre-history to the present. This course focuses on the period from pre-history up to at least the 14th Century. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.7 History and Global Culture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0408015102


Course Number: ARCH 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural History II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Part two of a survey of the history of world architecture from pre-history to the present. This course focuses on the period of neo-classicism up to the modern era. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.7 History and Global Culture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0408015102


Course Number: ARCH 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Design I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory studio providing foundation in the conceptual, perceptual, and manual skills necessary for two-dimensional and three-dimensional design. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.1 Professional Communication Skills, A.2 Design Thinking Skills, A.4 Architectural Design Skills, A.5 Ordering Systems. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015402


Course Number: ARCH 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Design II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: ARCH 1303.
Course Description: Creative problem solving and presentation of principles, concepts and ideas as applied to introductory architectural projects. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.1 Professional Communication Skills, A.2 Design Thinking Skills, A.4 Architectural Design Skills, A.5 Ordering Systems. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015402


Course Number: ARCH 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Graphics I

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic drawing methods and tools. Exploration of techniques available for the design process with emphasis on two-dimensional and three-dimensional composition. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.1 Professional Communication Skills. Students will learn Building Information Modeling software (Revit) in the course and utilize it in the production of their design drawings. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035311


Course Number: ARCH 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Graphics II

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: ARCH 1307.
Course Description: Continuation of the study, methodology, and production of architectural drawings. Exploration of techniques available for the design process with emphasis on three-dimensional composition both analog and digital. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.1 Professional Communication Skills and A.5 Ordering Systems. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035311


Course Number: ARCH 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Introduction to Architecture

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to architecture that explores the practices, principles, and wider context of architecture and design. Focuses on the role of architecture in society, culture, and the broader physical context of the built environment. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.8 Cultural Diversity and Social Equity and D.1 Stakeholder Roles in Architecture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015902


Course Number: ARCH 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Technology

This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to materials and methods in the design and construction of buildings. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: B.7 Building Envelope Systems and Assemblies and B.8 Building Materials and Assemblies. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1501015111


Course Number: ARCH 2603 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Design III

This is a Texas Common Course Number
Prerequisite Required: ARCH 1304 and ARCH 1308.
Course Description: An intermediate architectural design studio that continues and expands the study of concepts from Architectural Design II. The course is intended to fulfill all or part of each of the following 2014 National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: A.4 Architectural Design Skills, A.6 Use of Precedents, B.2 Site Design. (4 Lec., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015402


Course Number: ARCH 2604 (6 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Architectural Design IV

This is a Texas Common Course Number
Prerequisite Required: ARCH 2603.
Course Description: A concluding architectural design studio for the lower-division that continues from Architectural Design III. Course is intended to fulfill all or part of each of the following 2014 National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria: B.1 Pre-Design, B.3 Codes and Regulations, B.5 Structural Systems. (4 Lec., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015402



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.