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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6936

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-07-30
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Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1682 2007-03-12
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Architecture FA 30000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    DanPowers 46018

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ARC 6936 Research MDthods in Architecture

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    2 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Research MDthods
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    ARC 5365, 6481, and 6311.


    Course Description

    A seminar course with the primary purpose of providing tools to conduct the indepenedent research necessary for the two-seMDster, independent Master's Thesis requireMDnt.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The primary purpose is to provide a research MDthods course as a prerequisite to the two-seMDster thesis requireMDnt, enabling student to conduct a more thorough and professional quality thesis project. Current attempts to incorporate this acedemic conte

    B. 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?

    This new course is in the required sequence to obtain the M. Arch degree.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, twice.

    D. 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 emmber with a Master's or terminal degree in architecture or a related field.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1 Engage in critical thinking during the various stages and levels of inquiry and evalaution

    2 Develop a fraMDwork to conduct indepenedent academic and professional research

    3 Develop hypotheses that are revelvant to the verious aspects of architecture (history, practice, art and science)

    4 Ability to generate and evaluate relevant data from multiple sources

    5 Ability to synthesize and apply previous curriculum content in a comprehensive manner

    B. Learning Outcomes

    AssessMDnt of the course objectives will be made by evaluating the the student's research related written assignMDnts, seMDster journal, a specifically tailored research module, and final project. This will include vthe student's demonstration of the student's clarity and craft in verbal, written, and graphic communications.

    C. Major Topics

    Course topics include systems of inquiry; using a variety of research sources; historical, qualititaive, correlational, experiMDntal, simulation, and modeling research; case study analysis; and the developMDnt of the Master's Thesis topic, stateMDnt, abstract, and summary.

    D. Textbooks

    The Craft of Research by Booth, Colomb and Williams.

    Acrhitectural Research MDthods by Goat and Wang.

    Dissertation - An Architectural Student's Handbook by Borden and Ruedi

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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