In this section, you will find information on the following topics:
I. Major + Minor Requirements Worksheets
II. B+C|A Program Planning Lists
III. Independent Study
IV. Courses at the GSAPP for B+C|A Students
I. B+C|A Major + Minor Requirements Workshee
II. B+C|A Program Planning Lists
Program Planning List of Spring 2019 Courses (10.31.18)
Program Planning List of Fall 2018 Courses
Program Planning List of Spring 2018 Courses
Program Planning List of Fall 2017 Courses
Program Planning List of Spring 2017 Courses
Program Planning List of Fall 2016 Courses
Program Planning List of Spring 2016 Courses
Program Planning List of Fall 2015 Courses
Program Planning List of Spring 2015 Courses
Program Planning List of Fall 2014 Courses
Program Planning List of Spring 2014 Courses
Program Planning List of Fall 2013 Courses
Program Planning List of Spring 2013 Courses
Program Planning List of Fall 2012 Courses
III. B+C|A Independent Study Application
Independent study provides an opportunity for students to work one-on-one with a faculty member on directed research or projects. Typically, independent study is reserved for students at an advanced level within their major who have demonstrated initiative and serioues engagement with the material in their previous course work.
For the 2018-2019 academic year, the following faculty members are advising independent study students in architecture:
Kadambari Baxi (spring only)
Students are advised to approach the faculty member they would like to work with as early as possible (ideally a semester in advance), since many instructors limit the number of students they will supervise in a given semester or year. Seniors who wish to do an independent study project as one of their Senior Courses will be expected to elect the 4-credit independent research option, producing work comparable to that required for a Senior Seminar or Architectural Design III, and ideally will have completed a Senior Seminar in the semester prior.
As part of the proposal and approval process, students must submit two sets of the following documents (1 set to the student’s research adviser and 1 set to the department chair) during the registration period a semester prior, or, with departmental permission, no later than one week before the first day of classes:
1. FORM: A completed copy of the ARCH UN3998 Independent Study Approval Form
2. ABSTRACT: A 1-page work abstract describing the purpose and plan for the the independent study project, including the format of the final project and the proposed deliverables
3. SCHEDULE: A schedule of work for the semester/year in which independent study will occur, indicating when deliverables will be completed, how often they are meeting with their faculty advisor, etc.
4. BIBLIOGRAPHY: A bibliography for research (including specific readings)
IV. Courses at the GSAPP
Some Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation (GSAPP) courses are open to undergraduate students. Typically, these courses are only recommended for students at an advanced level within the architecture major. A list of open courses is always posted on the bulletin board outside of 500 Diana Center on the first day of classes.
If you are interested in taking a course that does not appear on this list of approved courses, you may proceed with the registration steps below but even if the instructor has granted you permission to take their course, the Dean's Office at the GSAPP may deny your request.
1. Attend the first class session and introduce yourself to the instructor. Confirm that you are eligible to take the course.
2. Schedule an appointment with a B+C|A faculty adviser and get their approval to take the course.
3. Fill out a Registration Adjustment Form and submit it to Dean's Office at 400 Avery Hall.
4. If you are a student at Columbia College or the School of General Studies, the GSAPP Dean's Office will process your form and add the course to your schedule. If you are a Barnard College student, one additional step is required: make a photocopy of your completed form and submit it to 500F, The Diana Center. The department will contact the Barnard Registrar, who will then enable you to add the course to your schedule.