Structure Coursework Columbia

Courses

CourseTitleStudent WorkInstructorSyllabusRequirements & SequenceLocation & TimeSession & PointsCall No.
A4002‑1
Core Architecture Studio II
Mimi Hoang Studio - Required for M. Arch 1st Year
M, W, & F 2 PM - 6 PM
22496
A4004‑1 David Benjamin Studio - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, W 3 PM - 5 PM (114 Avery)
95896
A4006‑1 Juan Herreros Studio - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year
M & TH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, F 3 PM - 5 PM (113 Avery)
97246
A4024‑1
Architectural Drawing + Representation II
Dan Taeyoung, Danil Nagy, Violet Whitney, Lydia Xynogala Required for Visual Studies 1st Year
TU 10 AM - 12 PM
84691
A4045‑1 Vishaan Chakrabarti All GSAPP Interdisciplinary Workshop 63779
A4050‑1 Francesca Fanelli 67596
A4059‑1
Global Cities & Climate Change
Michael Kimmelman All GSAPP Interdisciplinary 25030
A4063‑1
Points Unknown: Cartographic Narratives
Grga Basic, Michael Krisch All GSAPP Interdisciplinary, Joint Journalism 66596
A4064‑1
Informal Urbanisms: Incrementalism and Citizen Participation in the Built Environment
Cassim Shepard All GSAPP Interdisciplinary 67446
A4066‑1
Quality Control: Architecture and Standardization
Nader Vossoughian
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
78029
A4102‑1
Core Architecture Studio II
Mimi Hoang Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 80996
A4102‑2
Core Architecture Studio II
Gordon Kipping Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 82996
A4102‑3
Core Architecture Studio II
José Aragüez Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 83696
A4102‑4
Core Architecture Studio II
Karla Rothstein Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 87596
A4102‑5
Core Architecture Studio II
Erica Goetz Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 88496
A4102‑6
Core Architecture Studio II
Christoph Kumpusch Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 91296
A4102‑7
Core Architecture Studio II
Benjamin Cadena Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 92046
A4102‑8
Core Architecture Studio II
Emmett Zeifman Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 1st Year 92846
A4104‑1 David Benjamin Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year 95896
A4104‑2 Adam Frampton Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year 96796
A4104‑3 Caitlin Taylor Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year 97496
A4104‑4 Nahyun Hwang Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year 98196
A4104‑5 Phu Hoang Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year 75029
A4104‑6 Tei Carpenter Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch 2nd Year 78279
A4104‑7 Robert Marino 81779
A4104‑8 Richard Plunz Joint UP 85279
A4104‑9 Lindy Roy Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M.Arch 2nd year
MTH 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM, F
21746
A4106‑1 Mario Gooden Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 74691
A4106‑2 Steven Holl, Dimitra Tsachrelia Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 89691
A4106‑3 Mark Wasiuta Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 13004
A4106‑4 Galia Solomonoff Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 11029
A4106‑5 Enrique Walker Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 10796
A4106‑6 Jing Liu Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 11496
A4106‑7 Laurie Hawkinson Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 12396
A4106‑8 Sarah Dunn, Martin Felsen Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 13096
A4106‑9 Michael Bell Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 15946
A4106‑10 Kersten Geers Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 16896
A4106‑11
Advanced Studio VI: Point Supreme Architecture
Konstantinos Pantazis , Marianna Rentzou Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 17846
A4106‑12 Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 18596
A4106‑13 Juan Herreros Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 21296
A4106‑14 Tatiana Bilbao Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 21946
A4106‑15 Hilary Sample Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 22746
A4106‑16 Umberto Napolitano Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 23646
A4106‑17 Julian Rose, Garrett Ricciardi Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 26496
A4106‑18 Laurel Broughton Studio Section Via Lottery - Required for M. Arch and AAD 3rd Year 27196
A4112‑1
AT II Structures in Architecture
Zak Kostura Required for 1st Year 28496
A4115‑1
AT V Urban Systems Integration
Craig Schwitter Required for 2nd Year 27529
A4124‑1
Building Systems and Materials
Tim Michiels Required 1st Year 72746
A4332‑1
European Urban Cartography 16th-19th Century
Victoria Sanger 63279
A4349‑1
Questions In Architectural History II
Kenneth Frampton Required for 1st Year 78441
A4349‑2
Questions In Architectural History II
Mark Wigley Required for 1st Year 95942
A4349‑3
Questions In Architectural History II
John Harwood Required for 1st Year 12191
A4352‑1
Events in Modern Architecture: Exhibitions and Competitions
Mary McLeod
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
93443
A4383‑1
Gumbo Ya-Ya: African American Culture as a Practice Model
Sharon Sutton 87780
A4384‑1
Art and Social Infrastructure
Galia Solomonoff
TH 11 AM - 1 PM
23316
A4385‑1
Arab Modernism(s): Experiments in Housing, 1945-present
Yasser Elsheshtawy Lecture 79032
A4388‑1
Plastic Modernity: Art, Sculpture, and Cinema in Latin American Architecture
Luis E. Carranza Lecture 10846
A4390‑1
Greats: China’s Big Projects 1949-1980
Amy Lelyveld 98347
A4397‑1
Speculative City, Crisis, Uncertainty and Projections in Architecture
David Eugin Moon
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
26546
A4408‑1
Philosophy of Architecture
Kenneth Frampton
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
62496
A4427‑1 Steven Holl, Dimitra Tsachrelia 25505
A4534‑1
Techniques of the Ultrareal
Joseph Brennan, Phillip Crupi 61030
A4552‑1
Dark Space: Architecture Representation & Black Identity
Mario Gooden
TU 11 AM - 1 PM
11696
A4597‑1 Mark Wigley Seminar - Cap 20 94254
A4634‑1 Robert Heintges, Daniel Vos
TU 11 AM - 1 PM, All Day Res
28441
A4635‑1

Structure of the PhD Program

First-semester students all enroll in a methodologically oriented Proseminar, as well as seminars and graduate lecture courses. Adventurous breadth in art history is encouraged, and there is ample opportunity for coursework in related departments.

After the first year there is also a steady exchange of advanced students with our sister institutions in the metropolitan area, particularly the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. Each semester at least one course, and often several, are taught in New York museums. Columbia PhD students may take courses at fellow institutions through the Inter-University Doctoral Consortium.

Columbia believes in the training of teachers and offers unparalleled opportunities for experience at all levels. After their first year students are considered Fellows in Teaching. In the second and third year, most work as teaching assistants in the larger undergraduate courses.

Normally, coursework lasts three years and culminates in an oral examination in the spring of the third year, when the MPhil degree is awarded. At this point the program is flexible and admits travel for research, or a combination of teaching and research at Columbia. Many students spend between one and three years pursuing dissertation research outside the United States.

At the most advanced level, after the oral examinations and the MPhil degree, students can be appointed preceptors in the Columbia Core Curriculum, which involves both a highly organized training program and unusual independence as teachers in a small seminar setting.

Time to degree should be no more than seven years. The final step in acquiring the degree is the dissertation defense, which allows constructive feedback from faculty outside the department as well as from art historians within it.

First Year

Fall

  • Proseminar
  • Seminar-E
  • Lecture-E

Spring

  • Seminar-E
  • Seminar-E
  • Lecture-E

The distribution requirements for the particular MPhil program and the requirements for the major and minor fields should be considered when selecting courses.

Other First Year Requirements

Apply for MA degree.

Deposit MA qualifying paper. Two examiners must read and sign off on the MA qualifying paper.

Pass at least one language exam.

Students do not have any service assignment in the first year.

Second Year

Fall

  • Seminar-E
  • Seminar-E
  • Lecture-E
  • Lecture-R

Spring

  • Seminar-E
  • Seminar-E
  • Lecture-E
  • Lecture-R

Specific courses and language requirements may vary slightly by MPhil program. Consult MPhil program descriptions in the Bulletin for requirements.

Most MPhil programs require a minimum of five seminar courses for E-credit and allow up to three lecture courses to be counted for R-credit.

Other Second Year Requirements

Pass second language exam.

Teaching or curatorial fellowship assignments.

Second-year students are encouraged to begin formulating dissertation topics and optional bibliographies for oral exams.

In the summer following the second year, students are encouraged to investigate possible dissertation topics by travelling to archival resources, museums, and to meet scholars in the field.

Third Year

Fall

8-9000-level independent research projects related to a student's prospective dissertation topic may count towards the seminar requirements of the MPhil program.

Other Third Year Requirements

Take oral exam. Students must complete coursework and all other MPhil requirements before sitting for the oral exam.

Apply for fellowships.

Pass additional language exam(s) as appropriate (see MPhil program requirements.)

Teaching or curatorial fellowship assignments.

Students are encouraged to schedule the presentation of a dissertation topic to a committee of three faculty (defense of proposal no later than 7th semester.)

Fourth Year

Teaching Fellowship (Art Hum or Barnard) or Departmental dissertation fellowship.

Fifth Year

Departmental dissertation fellowship or Teaching Fellowship or external funding (e.g., CASVA.)

Sixth Year

CU or external dissertation funding. A Teaching Fellowship may be awarded if positions and funding are available.

Seventh Year

Dissertation funding or teaching position as awarded.

Complete and defend dissertation.

Extensions beyond seven years require approval.

All recipients of a Columbia University Fellowship, whether pre-MPhil or dissertation-stage, must apply for funding from external sources as well. Consult the fellowship web site, look for email notices, and visit the GSAS fellowship database for application information.

All departmental fellowship awards including teaching positions are competitive. Applications for Departmental fellowships are due in early March. Interviews for teaching positions take place in April. Other CU fellowships (e.g., Whiting, Reid Hall, CU Travel) have February deadlines and many external sources of funding have autumn application deadlines. All students in the fourth year and beyond must submit the Report on Dissertation Progress each spring semester.

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