University of Oregon

Department of Architecture

Programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture

Minors - Architecture and Interior Architecture

Building renderingArchitecture Minor

 

To expose interior architecture majors and students outside of the Department of Architecture to fundamental principles of architecture through coursework that integrates design thinking, place making with human behavior and need.

Total Minimum Credits: 26
Minor standing is prerequisite
Download requirements form.
Download the minor application form. 

Notes:

  • Required courses in one’s major will not count for the minor with one exception: 1 architecture studio course is required for interior architecture majors enrolled in the architecture minor, and this studio will also count for major credits.
  • Required electives in one’s major may contribute to earning the minor.
     

Required Course:
ARCH 201, Introduction to Architecture (4)

Studio Course (1 is required for Interior Architecture majors):

ARCH 484, Intermediate Arch Studio (6)

Note: A studio course is not able to be taken by students outside of the Department of Architecture, with the exception of landscape architecture and material and product studies majors who are eligible to take studio after completing the introductory design studio sequence in their major.

Elective Courses
(for students majoring in the Department of Architecture, 16 elective credits are required; for students majoring outside the Department of Architecture, 22 elective credits are required):

AAA 407 City Growth/Design (4)
AAA 408 Wrk HOPES Conference (1)
ARCH 430 Architectural Contexts, Place and Culture (4)
ARCH 440 Human Contexts (4)
ARCH 435 Principles of Urban Design (4)
ARCH 436 Theory of Urban Design
ARCH 438 Housing Prototypes (3)
ARCH 439 Minimal Dwelling (3)
ARCH 449 Architectural Programming (3)
ARCH 491 Environmental Control Systems I (4)
ARCH 492 Environmental Control Systems II (4)
ARH 314 Hist West Arch (4)
ARH 315 Hist West Arch (4)
 

Notes:
It is possible to take other architecture courses and apply them to the minor with the permission of the instructor (for ex. ARCH 407 seminars and ARCH 410 courses, or for example the ARCH 461/462 structures sequence for students who have appropriate prerequisites.) 

Architecture history (ARH subject heading) courses may be counted toward the minor: up to 8 credits for students within the Department of Architecture and up to 13 credits for students outside of the Department of Architecture.  Courses besides ARH 314 or 315 may be taken once prerequisites are passed.  Courses should be selected from the Department of Architecture’s list of ARH courses that fulfill the history requirement for architecture majors.


Swimming pool facility renderingInterior Architecture Minor

To expose architecture majors and students outside of the Department of Architecture to fundamental principles of interior architecture through coursework that integrates design thinking, place making with human behavior and need.

Total Minimum Credits: 26
Minor standing is prerequisite
Download requirements form. 
Download the minor application form.

Notes:

  • Required courses in one’s major will not count for the minor with one exception: 1 interior architecture studio course is required for architecture majors enrolled in the interior architecture minor, and this studio will also count for major credits.
  • Required electives in one’s major may contribute to earning the minor.
     

Required Course:
IARC 204, Understanding Contemporary Interiors (4)

Studio Course (1 is required for Architecture majors):

*IARC 484 Interior Design Studio (6), IARC 486 Furniture Design (6) or IARC 487 Working Drawings Studio (6)

Note: A studio course is not able to be taken by students outside of the Department of Architecture, with the exception of landscape architecture and material and product studies majors who are eligible to take studio after completing the introductory design studio sequence in their major.

Elective Courses (for students majoring in the Department of Architecture, 16 elective credits are required; for students majoring outside the Department of Architecture, 22 elective credits are required):
*IARC 471 Interior Construction Elements (4)
*IARC 472 Interior Finish Materials (3)
*IARC 473 Working Drawings (4)
(note: this is the companion course to IARC 487 Working Drawings Studio; IARC 471 and IARC 472 and ARCH 462 and ARCH 470 are prerequisites for IARC 473)
IARC 444 Furniture Theory and Application (3)
IARC 447 Color Theory in the Built Environment (3)
*IARC 492 Electric Lighting (3)
ARCH 440 Human Contexts (4)
IARC 474 History of Interior Architecture I (3)
IARC 475 History of Interior Architecture II (3)
IARC 476 History of Interior Architecture III (3)
 

Notes:

It is possible to take other interior architecture courses and apply them to the minor with the permission of the instructor (for ex. IARC 407 seminars and IARC 410 courses)

Architecture history (ARH subject heading) courses may be counted toward the minor: up to 8 credits for students within the Department of Architecture and up to 13 credits for students outside of the Department of Architecture.  Courses besides ARH 314 or 315 may be taken once prerequisites are passed.  Courses should be selected from the Department of Architecture’s list of ARH courses that fulfill the history requirement for architecture majors.

* Denotes courses which are not able to be taken by students outside of the Department of Architecture, with the exception of landscape architecture and material and product studies majors who are eligible to take studio after completing the introductory design studio sequence in their major.