2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARCH 305 - Discussions in Architecture

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): HUMN 241  & HUMN 242  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

Architecture comprises a diverse and often complex network of histories, manifestos, and philosophies that create a working language. Through a curated progression of architecturally focused written critiques, seminar exercises, drawing challenges, and personal explorations, students are challenged to grapple with and be exposed to these architectural languages (phenomenology, meta-modernism, modernism, post modernism, and architectural tectonics). Course can be repeated for credit with the addition of an independent investigation of topics covered in class.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Analyze critical architectural and philosophical texts in order to support conclusions related to specific projects or assignments.
  2. Compare and interpret divergent histories of architecture and the cultural norms of a variety of indigenous, vernacular, local, and regional settings in terms of their political, economic, social, and technological factors.
  3. Generate drawn responses to concepts that synthesize their understanding of readings and discussions