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 201Architectural Design Studio I4
Select one of the following:4
ARCH 301Architectural Design Studio II
ARCH 302Architectural Design Vertical Studio
History and Theory of Architecture and the City
ARCH 121Introduction to Modern Architecture3
Select 6 units from the following:6
ARCH 221 Architecture and Theory since 1945
ARCH 320Money By Design: Architecture and Political Economy
ARCH 321City and Utopia: Introduction to History of Urbanism
ARCH 323Memory, Monument, Museum: Studies in Historic Preservation
ARCH 330Special Topics in the History of Architecture and Design
ARCH 340Biographies of World Cities