El Centro College - Course Descriptions for Architecture
El Centro 2015 - 2016 Catalog

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ARCH 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural History I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The architectural contributions of Ancient, Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance societies are surveyed, along with their relationships to the cultural heritage of the Western World. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0408015112


ARCH 1302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural History II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The evolution of 20th. Century design theory is surveyed, from the Industrial Revolution to the present. Special attention is given to significant architects, designers, and personalities and their effect on the modern movement. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0408015112


ARCH 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Design I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic concepts of design are studied including form, scale, proportion, rhythm, unity, accent, texture, and pattern, as applied to two-dimensional and three-dimensional abstract projects. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015402


ARCH 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Design II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: For architecture majors only, ARCH 1307 and ARCH 1303.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Architecture 1303, with emphasis upon architecture theories, perceptions, environmental factors and communication of those elements in design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015402


ARCH 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Aesthetics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Visual experiences in the aesthetics of architecture are studied in context with architecture as a contemporary philosophical concept. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015202


ARCH 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Graphics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic architectural drafting techniques are studied including orthographic projection and isometric drawing. Linework in pencil and ink are emphasized. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035311


ARCH 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Graphics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARCH 1307 or demonstrated competence approved by the division dean.
Course Description: Three-dimensional drawing utilizing perspective and shade/shadow theory is studied in pencil and ink. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035311


ARCH 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Architecture
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course is an introduction to the elements of architecture; opportunities within the architectural profession are explored. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0402015902


ARCH 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Computer Graphics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic computer terminology and software applications utilizing the microcomputer in architecture and design are studied. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035211


ARCH 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Freehand Drawing I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Representational drawing is studied with emphasis upon eye-to-hand coordination utilizing light, shade, line, and tonal quality. Pencil media is utilized. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035111


ARCH 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Freehand Drawing II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARCH 2301.
Course Description: Representational drawing is continued using a variety of techniques in pen and ink media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1513035111


ARCH 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Architectural Technology I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: The nature and use of materials in construction are explored. Emphasis is placed upon appropriateness and use in design as they relate to design expression and codes. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1501015111



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.