Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs

Experience Architecture

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Experience Architecture is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary field of study and practice, allowing students to develop theoretical knowledge and advanced skills in experience architecture with an emphasis on user experience in digital environments. Students are prepared for careers in user experience, interaction design, design research, usability, information architecture, project management, interface development, and web development. Students enrolled in this major will complete a research-based, team-focused capstone experience to develop an information and interactions Experience Architecture of "XA" that transforms, for the better, a social practice the students have observed.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Experience Architecture

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Experience Architecture.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Experience Architecture major is met by completing Arts and Letters 333 referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree, including a two-year competency in a foreign language. The cognate requirement is not required for the Experience Architecture major.
  3. The following requirements for the major (56 to 63 credits):
    a. All of the following courses (18 to 23 credits):
    AL 150 Humanities and Computing Projects I 1
    AL 151 Humanities and Computing Projects II 1
    AL 242 Introduction to Experience Architecture 3
    AL 333 Researching Experience Architecture (W) 3
    AL 366 Managing Experience Architecture Projects 3
    AL 444 Prototyping Experience Architecture 3
    AL 466 Experience Architecture Capstone 3 to 6
    AL 482 Experience Architecture Internship 1 to 3
    b. All of the following courses (11 credits):
    CSE 201 Fundamental of Information Technology 3
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 4
    CSE 232 Introduction to Programming II 4
    c. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    STA 303 Design Thinking 3
    STA 260 Concepts of Graphic Design 3
    d. All of the following courses (9 credits):
    WRA 210 Introduction to Web Authoring 3
    WRA 260 Rhetoric, Persuasion and Culture 3
    WRA 410 Advanced Web Authoring 3
    e. The following course (3 credits):
    PHL 130 Logic and Reasoning 3
    f. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    STA 468 Interactive Web Design 4
    WRA 482 Information and Interaction Design 3
    g. Two of the following courses (6 or 7 credits):
    STA 365 Typography I: Form and Meaning 3
    STA 467 Time and Motion Design 4
    WRA 320 Technical Writing (W) 3
    WRA 415 Digital Rhetoric 3