Course Descriptions & Timetables

Course timetables list the current course offerings for a given term and their enrolment controls. 

For Daniels Faculty course descriptions, prerequisites, exclusions, and breadth requirements, please see the Daniels Faculty Academic Calendar.

Please note that not all courses listed in the academic calendar are offered every year. Several unique Daniels Faculty course descriptions can be found below, including Design Build studios, Studios Abroad, and Advanced Topics courses. Please review the information posted here concerning how to read a timetable if you have questions around interpreting the data provided in the timetables below.

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Summer 2024 Course Descriptions

Please note that the Design Research Internship, Studios Abroad and Design Build courses are NOT available for ACORN enrolment and can only be requested through the application process detailed below.

Application Form

All eligible students should complete and submit the online application form before Monday, February 19, 11:59 p.m. 

Please note the form is limited to one submission. Further editing and amendments are NOT allowed after the form has been submitted.

Design Research Internship

DRIP places 3rd and 4th-year BAAS students in leading Toronto design practices for six weeks during the May-June Summer period, beginning May 6, 2024. During this time, interns will work full-time, four days per week with their employer; while Wednesdays will be reserved for academic activity and attending a weekly seminar with Professor Petricone. DRIP will define for students models of practice, research, and interdisciplinary design, and will also help the participants build connections with members of Toronto's professional community.

Information sessions for this course will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, from 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Studio Abroad

The Daniels Faculty will be offering three global studios to our undergraduate students in the Summer 2024.

Travel dates in course descriptions will be fully confirmed upon fixing all individual course lists, by mid-April.

Information sessions for this course will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Design Build

The following are descriptions for the three ARC395H1 design/build sections offered in the Summer 2024 session. These courses are available by application to current Year 3 and Year 4 undergraduate students in any of our Architectural Studies programs.

Travel dates in course descriptions will be fully confirmed upon fixing all individual course lists, by mid-April.

Information sessions for this course will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Fall/Winter 2023-24 Course Descriptions

ARC 400-Level Advanced Topics

The Advanced Topics courses listed below are distinct credit offerings, and eligible students can enrol in more than one of the following courses, despite repeating course codes. For example, students can enrol in ARC451H1F LEC0101 and ARC451H1S LEC0101, as their course content will differ depending on the instructor.

The Fall/Winter 2023-24 ARC 400-level Advanced Topics will be available for early enrolment to eligible students by ballot. The balloting webform can be found here, and the deadline to submit for the Fall/Winter 2023-24 session is Wednesday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Additional descriptions will be posted as they become available.

Fall 2023

Winter 2024

(*1) Courses eligible to be used towards the Certificate in Global Studies of the Built Environment (U of T Global Scholar) (AHCERGLOB)

(*2) Courses eligible to be used towards the Certificate in Sustainability of the Built Environment (AHCERSUSP)

Senior Seminar and Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone

Architectural Studies students pursuing one of the AHSPE1001, AHSPE1002, or AHSPE1003 specialist programs of study may be eligible to apply for The Senior Seminar (Research) and Senior Seminar (Thesis) courses for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2023-2024 academic session. Eligibility requirements are listed in the Academic Calendar.

Design Specialist

  • ARC461H1: Senior Seminar in Design (Research)
  • ARC462Y1: Senior Seminar in Design (Thesis)

Technology Specialist

  • ARC486H1: Senior Seminar in Technology (Research)
  • ARC487Y1: Senior Seminar in Technology (Thesis)

History & Theory Specialist

  • ARC456H1: Senior Seminar in History and Theory (Research)
  • ARC457Y1: Senior Seminar in History and Theory (Thesis)

Daniels students applying to Senior Seminar, may also indicate interest in the School of Cities or Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Design course, which is a creative, iterative and open-ended course in which students from different disciplines across the University of Toronto work in teams for the academic year (September – April). Both courses are 1.5 credits.

  • Students must apply by submitting the online form (UT sign-in required).
  • The form is restricted to 1 submission per person.
  • Students can apply for both Senior Seminar and Multidisciplinary Urban Capstone Design course on the attached form, but can only be enrolled in one, not both.
  • Capstone nominees will be asked (later in June) to complete an additional application.

The deadline for submission is June 26, 2023, at 11:59pm

Past Course Descriptions

The following are the archived course descriptions from previous terms for unique course offerings outside of the regular sessional timetable.