Nov 13, 2019  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 240 - Construction Documentation

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement.

A simulation of the steps and activities necessary to develop a set of construction documents. The practice of architectural detailing is emphasized. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 111 , ACH 122  and ACH 245  or ENT 241  or permission of department chair.

Note: ACH 240  formerly ACH 223 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
 

  • Interpret the built environment as an expression of cultural beliefs, values and history.
    • Discuss how different styles of architecture reflect social and political beliefs of the time.
    • Explain how specific religious architecture reflects the tenets of the religion.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the materials, structural principles, vocabulary and concepts of architectural history.
    • Explain how a particular design works structurally.
    • Describe how a particular design works visually.
    • Explain the impact of available resources and technology on architectural structure.
  • Explain the influence of Old and New World cultures on American architecture.
    • Explain how the Native American cultures influenced later American architectural forms.
    • Explain what European cultures contributed to American architectural designs.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of American architectural styles from the time of pre-colonial cultures to the present.
    • Describe how our approaches to landscape architecture evolved from pre-colonial times to the present.
    • Explain how American ideas about city planning have changed from colonial times to the present.
    • Describe how American domestic architectural styles have evolved from pre-colonial times to the present.
  • Analyze the influence of environment, resources and new technology on the history of American architecture.
    • Explain how the history of industrial revolution influenced the history of American architecture.
    • Explain how environmental factors influence architectural design.
  • Articulate the impact of American architectural ideas and theories on world architecture in the last fifty years.
    • Explain the influence of American architects on residential architecture in European countries.
    • Describe the impact of the International Style as developed in the United States on twentieth century global architecture.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy