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CRC19: Courses

ARCH 321 Architectural Design and Communication II

Units: 3.5

Hours: 54 hours LEC; 27 hours LAB

Prerequisite: None.

Corequisite: ARCH 326

Advisory: It is advisable that students enrolling in this course should have completed Arch 320 and 325 or a computer modeling course, in order to have abilities at computer modeling and to understand basic drawing types of orthographic, paraline and perspective.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is a continuation and development of the content and issues introduced in ARCH 320 plus the principles, concepts, methods and skills pertaining to the construction of shadows and reflections, physical model building, entourage and color theory. A series of design projects are used to discover principles and concepts of design while simultaneously addressing the skills associated with representing envisioned ideas, objects and environments. This includes the development of physical model making, freehand sketching, manual drafting and graphic skills for communication of analysis and design concepts. Students should previously or concurrently enroll in ARCH 326 to learn methods for digital construction of design and drawing projects assigned in ARCH 321.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO-1: Apply basic organizational and spatial principles to the conception and development of architectural environments.