Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended to students designing a program of study in architecture.

Courses in bold are required of all majors. Additional courses may be applicable and some are not offered yearly, so each student should develop her program of study in active consultation with her advisor. 

HISTORY OF ART

  • ARTH 100 The Power of Images: An Introduction to Art and its Histories
  • ARTH 200 Architecture and Urban Form
  • ARTH 203 Iraq's Antiquities, Then and Now
  • ARTH 206 American Art, Architecture, and Design: 1600-1950
  • ARTH 228 Modern Architecture 
  • ARTH 231 Architecture and Urbanism in North America
  • ARTH 238 Chinese Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 239 Art and Architecture of South Asia
  • ARTH 240 Asian Art and Architecture 
  • ARTH 241 Egyptian Art and Archaeology 
  • ARTH 242 Home Life: Roman Interior Design
  • ARTH 243 Building an Empire: Roman Architecture as Cultural Heritage
  • ARTH 245 House and Home: Domestic Architecture, Interiors, and Material Life in North America, 1600-1900 
  • ARTH 247 Islamic Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 249 Japanese Art & Architecture 
  • ARTH 259 The Art and Architecture of the European Enlightenment 
  • ARTH 266 New Perspectives on the Global City 
  • ARTH 289 Nineteenth-Century European Art
  • ARTH 290 Pompeii
  • ARTH 303 Calderwood Seminar: Art in Public Spaces
  • ARTH 304 Seminar: The Villa
  • ARTH 309 Seminar: Spiritual Space: Modern Houses of Worship
  • ARTH 310 Seminar: The Extraordinary Interior
  • ARTH 317 Historic Preservation: Theory and Practice
  • ARTH 318 Seminar: New England Arts and Architecture  
  • ARTH 320 Seminar: Frank Lloyd Wright: Modern Architecture and New Ways of Living
  • ARTH 321 Seminar: Making Space: Gender, Sexuality and the Design of Houses
  • ARTH 322 Seminar: The Bauhaus
  • ARTH 343 Seminar: Roman Monuments: Memory and Metamorphosis
  • ARTH 345 Seminar. House and Home: Domestic Architecture, Interiors, and Material Life in North America, 1600-1900
  • ARTH 373 Seminar: Antiquities Today: The Politics of Replication

STUDIO ART

MIT

  • 4.021* Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design or 4.111A (IAP  intensive)
  • 4.022* Architecture Design Foundations
  • 4.023 Architecture Design Studio I  
  • 4.024 Architecture Design Studio II
  • 4.025 Architecture Design Studio III
  • 4.401 Environmental Technologies in Buildings
  • 4.411 [J] D-Lab Schools: Building Technology Lab 
  • 4.400 [J] Building Structural Systems I
  • 4.444 Analysis of Historic Structures
  • 4.500 Introduction to Geometric Modeling

*Note: MIT courses marked with * are counted as “within the Department of Art”; all others are counted as courses outside the department. 

MATHEMATICS

  • MATH 115 Calculus I 
  • MATH 116 Calculus II 
  • MATH 120 Calculus IIA 
  • MATH 205 Multivariable Calculus 

Note: More advanced courses may also be counted toward the major. 

PHYSICS

  • PHYS 104 Fundamentals of Mechanics with Laboratory 
  • PHYS 107 Principles and Applications of Mechanics with Laboratory  

THEATRE STUDIES

  • THST 209 Introduction to the Art of Scenic Design 

OLIN COLLEGE

  • AHSE2141 Engineering for Humanity