Architecture Minor

The global flows of rapid economic exchange and development came to San Diego with a heavy cost, creating ecologically unsustainable and socially isolated neighborhoods (“non-places”), often built in a historical and geographical vacuum.

Students entering the University of San Diego and/or declaring a major during 2016-2017, should follow information contained in the printed course catalog (also known as the "catalog of record") published on October 1, 2016. Access the catalog of record at

The Architecture Minor

The architecture minor provides students a foundation in the history and theory of architecture and the city in addition to basic design skills.

The minor requires the completion of 6 courses with a total of 21 units as listed below:

Architectural Design
ARCH 101Introduction to Architecture Studio4
ARCH 102Architectural Design Studio I4
Select one of the following:
ARCH 301Architectural Design Studio II
ARCH 302Architectural Design Vertical Studio 1
History and Theory of Architecture and the City
ARCH 121Introduction to Modern Architecture3
Select 6 units from the following:6
ARCH 321City and Utopia: Introduction to History of Urbanism
ARCH 322Contemporary Architecture
ARCH 323Memory, Monument, Museum: Studies in Historic Preservation
ARCH 330Special Topics in the History of Architecture and Design
ARCH 340Biographies of World Cities

ARCH 302 Can be repeated for credit

Department of Art, Architecture + Art History
College of Arts and Sciences

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