Sustainable Architecture and Planning - Minor

The Minor in Sustainable Architecture and Planning (SARP) provides undergraduate students with a multidisciplinary approach to understanding sustainability of the built environment. The curriculum emphasizes an awareness of responsible practices at a variety of scales impacting the built environment: buildings, communities, architectural systems, global resource management, and social equity. Students will become aware of responsible architectural design and develop critical thinking skills to address the multifaceted issues facing the profession today.

The Minor in Sustainable Architecture and Planning can serve as a complement to several major fields of study and is open to all Texas A&M undergraduates. The structure of the minor encourages students to gain a broad understanding before advancing to specialized areas of interest. Coursework includes six credit hours at the introductory level (100- and 200-level courses) and nine credit hours in specialized subjects, three of which must be at an advanced level (300- and 400-level courses) for a minimum total of 15 credit hours. Per University guidelines, the student’s home college/department is responsible for advising students pursuing the Minor in Sustainable Architecture and Planning.

ARCH 213Sustainable Architecture3
URPN 460Sustainable Communities3
Select three courses from the following: 1,2,39
Energy and Sustainable Architecture
Foundations of Historic Preservation
Energy: Resources, Utilization and Importance to Society
Geography of the Global Village
Introduction to Urban Geography
Resources and the Environment
Technology and Human Values
Building Better Cities
Urban Issues
Total Semester Credit Hours15
1

At least three of the nine hours must be at the 300-400 level. Six of the nine hours may be in coursework taken outside of the College of Architecture.

2

BED majors may not use directed electives to satisfy both the minor and graduation requirements. USAR majors may not use coursework to satisfy both the minor and the concentration area.

3

Students must complete a minimum of 6 hours in residence at the 300-400 level.

Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.