Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

History of Architecture and the Built Environment Minor

Program Requirements and Description

The Minor in the History of Architecture and the Built Environment is composed of a series of established courses taught in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture (APLA); the Department of History; and the Department of Art & Art History. The Minor is mainly housed in APLA, with the Department of History and the Department of Art & Art History as primary partners. As a unique program to both the state and larger region, the Minor will offer students the opportunity to study the history of the built environment within a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited School of Architecture.

The Minor requires a minimum of 15 credit hours above the core requirement. There are two paths for the Minor and both paths require at least 12 hours at the 3000-level or above. Students will be instructed to make an appointment with the department advisor to discuss or complete the Minor.

Path A is for students outside of APLA:
ARCH 2110History of World Architecture I3
ARCH 3110History of World Architecture II3
ARCH 4110History of Urban Architecture3
ARTS or HIST 3000+ elective 1, 23
ARCH 3000+ approved elective (e.g. ARCH 3700 Seminar in History & Theory or ARCH 4900)3
Total Hours15
Path B is for students within APLA’s Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) program. Students within the B.Arch are already required to take ARCH 2110, ARCH 3110, ARCH 3120, ARCH 3700, and ARCH 4110. Therefore, the B.Arch students will need to complete the following courses to satisfy the requirements for the Minor:
ARTS 2100Foundations of Art History I3
or ARTS 2150 Foundations of Art History II
ARTS 3000+ elective 13
HIST 3000+ elective 23
CADC 3000, approved elective within Architecture, Landscape Architecture, or Building Science3
ARCH 4900 Directed studies or similar integrative capstone project3
Total Hours15

Select from following ARTS courses: 3630, 3640, 3660, 3700-3740, or other approved course. 


Select from following HIST courses: 3020 -3040, 3320-3370, 3520, 3540-3560,3610-3630, or other approved course.


All required hours for the Minor must be completed at Auburn.