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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6311
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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-07-30
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  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-12
  2. Department: Architecture
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 330000
  5. Contact Person: Dan Powers
  6. Phone: 46018
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ARC
  9. Number: 6311
  10. Full Title: Introduction to Community & Urban Design
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Intro to Community Design
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Introduce community and urban design as an academic discipline and professional practice that incorprates architecture, planning, landscape architecture, real estate developMDnt, and engineering. Major topics include urban form, function, and perception.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: The architecture faculty wishes to reinforce the School's designated urban mission by including this topical course in the requireMDnts to earn the M. Arch degree
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? Yes, this new course would be a part of the required sequence
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Certain topics within this new course has been offered in a variety of elective courses in the 1990s. But this new course is intended to be more comprehensive and integral with the other portions of the required curriculum.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Must be a full tiMD faculty MDmber with a Master's or terminal degree in architecture or a related field.
  29. Objectives: To expose students to the breadth of theory, research and various philosophical perspectives in the field of community/urban design. To expand the students limited understanding of this complex and relatively new field of study. To fill a void in the pedagogy of of the design of the physical environMDnt.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will have developed an understanding of the breadth of the discipline and how it relates to other areas iof design, as well as a general rationale behind contemporary urban circumstances. Skills needed include comparative analysis, investigative discourse, and sepculative reasoning. Evaulation of student learning will be based upon a number of assignMDnts and exams.
  31. Major Topics: 1 Definition, theories, principles and concepts of urban design

    2 EleMDnts of urban design and urban form analysis

    3 Perecption and understanding urban form

    4 Neighborhood typologies

    5 Public space in cities

    6 Role of the environMDnt in building community

    7 Design MDthods, applications and contemporary issues

  32. Textbooks: There is not a single textbook used for the course, rather a selection a readings from a number of text and periodical sources, including: The Concise Townscape by Cullen; Design of Cities by Bacon; The City Shaped by Kostof; Life Between Buildings by Gehl; Good Neighborhoods by Brower; and Good City Form by Lynch.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
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  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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