ARCH-248: Structures I
Course, prefix, number, & title: ARCH-248 Structures I
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 2 class hours, 4 laboratory hours
Pre-requisites (if any): MT-345 with a grade of C or higher
Course Description in college catalog:
Design and analysis of steel, reinforced concrete, and timber structures. The behavior of architectural materials in stress and intuitive reasoning related to the mathematical treatment of equilibrium in static structures. Practice in the preparation of structural drawings. Use of structural design codes and specifications.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Evaluate down complex structures and isolate each member of a framing system, to determine their internal stresses by following common procedures and implementing the proper formulas.
Analyze a design or a conceptual plan and determine the most cost efficient or the most practical framing solution for it.
Obtain solutions using material specifications and their structural solutions.
Select different systems and materials based on convenience, cost, labor and ease of construction.
Other program outcomes (if applicable).
Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:Exams, drawings, assignments and performance
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.