Course Catalog - 2018-2019

     

ARCH 631 - URBANISM I

Long Title: URBANISM I: THE CITY THEORETICALLY CONSIDERED
Department: Architecture
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Description: The intention of a course on urbanism is to view architecture in light of the city. An assembly of theoretical considerations serves to construct a perspective that allows us to critically assess modern urbanization. The goal is to help students form their own perspective on the practice of architecture and to broaden their understanding of the relentless urbanization that dominates the modern world. Students are expected to read extensively, to be prepared to discuss topics of urbanism in class, to form two-person teams to read selected texts to be presented in class and to shape a term project that may take the form of a final paper or a design proposal dealing with suburban issues. Grades are based on class participation, the reading project and the term project. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 431. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 631 if student has credit for ARCH 431.