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School of Architecture Core Curriculum

This page contains an outline of the University of Detroit Mercy Core Curriculum requirements for students with majors in the School of Architecture.

Click here and scroll down for a general list of approved Core Curriculum courses.

Note that you can search the Schedule of Classes by the Core Curriculum attribute to find classes that satisfy particular Core Knowledge Areas and Integrating Themes.

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    B.S. in Architecture

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - MTH 1400 Elementary Functions
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - any course with the B2 attribute 

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - any course with the C1 attribute 
    • C2:  Social Science - PYCH 2650 Psychology of Environment

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute 
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - any course with the E1 attribute
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - any course with the E2 attribute
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - ARCH 2220 Architectural History & Theory II

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute 

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - ARCH 2220 Architectural History & Theory II
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - ARCH 2520 Architectural History & Theory III
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - any course with the IT3 attribute 
    • IT4:  Human Difference - PYCH 2650 Psychology of Environment
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute 
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - ARCH 1290 Introduction to Architecture II
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    B.A. Digital Media Studies

    Knowledge Area A: Communication Skills

    • A1:  Oral Communication - CST 1010 Fundamentals of Speech
    • A2:  Written Communication - ENL 1310 Academic Writing

    Knowledge Area B: Mathematical & Statistical Knowledge

    • B1:  Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning - any course with the B1 attribute 
    • B2:  Statistical & Probabilistic Reasoning - any course with the B2 attribute 

    Knowledge Area C:  Scientific Knowledge

    • C1:  Physical Science - any course with the C1 attribute 
    • C2:  Social Science - met with optional requirement: AAS 3100 Science, Techology and Race

    Knowledge Area D:  Religious & Philosophical Knowledge

    • D1:  Philosophical Knowledge - PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • D2:  Religious Knowledge - any course with the D2 attribute 
    • D3:  PHL/RELS Elective - any course with the D3 attribute 

    Knowledge Area E:  Essential Humanities

    • E1:  Historical Experiences - suggested: HIS 2510 United States Since 1877
    • E2:  Literary Experiences - suggested: ENL 2350 Study of Fiction
    • E3:  Aesthetic Experiences - DMS 1710 Introduction to Design

    Knowledge Area F:  Ethics & Social Responsibility

    • F1:  Ethics - any course with the F1 attribute 

    Integrating Themes

    • IT1:  Reading, Writing, and Research Across the Curriculum - met with optional requirement: WGS 3300 The Complexity of Gender
    • IT2:  Critical Thinking - met with optional requirement: WGS 3300 The Complexity of Gender
    • IT3:  Cultural Diversity - met with optional requirements: AAS 2000/SOC 2120 Black American Social Relations or PHL 3050 Aesthetics
    • IT4:  Human Difference - met with optional requirements: AAS 2000/SOC 2120 Black American Social Relations or AAS 3100 Science, Technology and Race or WGS 2000 Gender, Sex and Justice
    • IT5:  Personal Spiritual Development - any course with the IT5 attribute 
    • IT6:  Spirituality & Social Justice - met with optional requirements: AAS 3100 Science, Technology and Race or WGS 2000 Gender, Sex and Justice
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