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Bachelor of Science in Architecture/Course 4

General Institute Requirements (GIRs) Subjects
Science Requirement 6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by a subject in the Departmental Program] 8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
Laboratory Requirement 1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree 17
Communication Requirement  
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
 
PLUS Departmental Program Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any
(corequisites in italics)
Required Subjects 57-60
4.111 Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design, 12, HASS-A
or
4.11A Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design Intensive, 9, HASS-A

4.112 Architecture Design Fundamentals I, 12
4.302 Foundations in the Visual Arts and Design for Majors, 12, CI-M
4.401 Introduction to Architectural Building Systems, 12
4.500 Introduction to Design Computing, 12
Discipline Stream Subjects
By the beginning of their junior year, students are expected to begin
concentrating in one of the five discipline streams.
—Architectural Design Discipline Stream 114-117
4.113 Architecture Design Fundamentals II, 15; 4.111*, 4.112
4.114 Architecture Design Studio I, 21, CI-M; 4.113, 4.302, 4.401, 4.500, 4.605
4.115 Architecture Design Studio II, 21; 4.114
4.440J Building Structural Systems I, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), 4.401*
4.603 Analysis of Contemporary Architecture, 12, HASS-A
4.605 A Global History of Architecture, 12, HASS-A†

4.116 Architecture Design Studio III, 21; 4.115, 4.440
or
Two subjects from any one of the other four discipline streams
—Building Technology Discipline Stream 120
4.411J D-Lab Schools: Building Technology Laboratory, 12, LAB; Physics I (GIR), Calculus I (GIR)
4.440J Building Structural Systems I, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR), 4.401*
4.605 A Global History of Architecture, 12, HASS-A†
4.THTJ Thesis Research Design Seminar, 12, CI-M
4.THU Undergraduate Thesis, 12; 4.THT*
Four additional subjects in Building Technology
One additional subject from any of the other four discipline streams
—Computation Discipline Stream  
4.501 Digital Design and Fabrication, 12; 4.500
4.503 Advanced Visualization: Architecture in Motion Graphics, 12; 4.500*
4.504 Design Scripting, 12; 4.500
4.605 A Global History of Architecture, 12, HASS-A†
4.THTJ Thesis Research Design Seminar, 12, CI-M
4.THU Undergraduate Thesis, 12; 4.THT*
Two additional subjects in Computation
—History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art Discipline Stream 120
4.601 Introduction to Art History, 12, HASS-A†
4.605 A Global History of Architecture, 12, HASS-A†

4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture, 12, HASS-A†, CI-H
or
4.641 19th-Century Art, 12, HASS-A
or
4.651 Art Since 1940, 12, HASS-A

4.610 Civic Architecture in Islamic History, 12, HASS-A
or
4.614 Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures, 12, HASS-A†

4.THTJ Thesis Research Design Seminar, 12, CI-M
4.THU Undergraduate Thesis, 12; 4.THT*
Three additional subjects in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art
One additional subject in Art, Culture and Technology
—Art, Culture and Technology Discipline Stream 120
4.322 Introduction to Three-Dimensional Art Work, 12, HASS-A
4.341 Introduction to Photography and Related Media, 12, HASS-A
4.354 Introduction to Video and Related Media, 12, HASS-A
4.601 Introduction to Art History, 12, HASS-A†
4.THTJ Thesis Research Design Seminar, 12, CI-M
4.THU Undergraduate Thesis, 12; 4.THT*
Three intermediate/advanced-level subjects in Art, Culture and Technology
One additional subject in History, Theory and Criticism of Art
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Unrestricted Electives 48-57
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree 192
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 192 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
Notes
*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description.
† Students who entered prior to fall 2010 may use this subject to satisfy the HASS-D requirement.
‡ Only three subjects required by the department may also satisfy the General Institute Requirements. Students in the Art, Culture and Technology departmental discipline stream may not have a HASS concentration in Art, Culture and Technology; nor may History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art discipline stream students concentrate in the HASS field of History of Architecture and Art.
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help of the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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