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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6367
Tracking Number - 2294

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-07-27
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): THERE IS ON ONLY ONE CHANGE: CHANGE the number of credit hours FROM 6 TO 5. (This is to correspond with the first semester of ARC 6971 - Master's Thesis, which is 5 credit hours)
Comments: College apprvd 6/10/10; GC Chair approved 7/7/10; had to update objectives, etc. Done 7/14/10; SCNS Approved. Postd to Banner. Effective 8/1/2010

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2010-03-08
  2. Department: School of Architecture and Community Design
  3. College: FA
  4. Budget Account Number: 3300000
  5. Contact Person: Dan Powers
  6. Phone: 9746018
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ARC
  9. Number: 6367
  10. Full Title: Advanced Design D
  11. Credit Hours: 6
  12. Section Type: L - Laboratory
  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): Advanced Design D
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ARC 5366 and ARC 6481
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Comprehensive Studio problems emphasizing the integration of disciplinary and professional skills through the formulation of architectural propositions grounded in criticial, speculative, and creative research.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  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? 25-30 graduate students per academic year
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Terminal Degree
  29. Objectives: Objectives: The primary objectives correspond to five (5) of the thirty (37) Student Performance Criteria established by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). These are: ability to speak and write effectively on the subject matter contained in the professional curriculum; ability to employ appropriate representational media, including computer technology, to convey essential formal elements at each stage of the programming and design process; ability to make a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of a building, building complex, or urban space; understanding of the national traditions and local regional heritage in architecture, landscape and urban design; and ability to produce an architectural product informed by a comprehensive program, from schematic design through a more detailed development of programmed spaces, and to assess the completed project with respect to the program’s detailed criteria.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Learning Outcomes: The studio will produce a semester-long, comprehensive design project, culminating with a number of 2-D and 3-D drawings and models of varying types, sizes and scales. These materials will be formally presented to a review panel of faculty members and professionals for evaluation. In addition, the students will prepare for a portfolio-like, final document that chronologically records the entire design and presentation process.
  31. Major Topics: Major Topics: The single topic is architectural (building) design. In general, the building will be of large scale and of a high complexity. The specific building type and location will vary from semester-to-semester.
  32. Textbooks: None required.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: Assigned readings will vary from semester-to-semester depending upon the building type chosen. Readings will be specific to the building type and location for the semester, and will include case studies.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Each design project will require the students to prepare and present a series of 2-D and 3-D computer aided drawings (CAD) as well as a 3-D physical model. This presentation will be made a review panel, consisting of the course instructor, other members of the SACD faculty and invited members of the professional community. Grading will be based upon the quantity and the quality of the work presented to and “juried” by the review panel, as well as the final document. The course syllabus, prepared by each instructor, will contain a detailed description of the grading policy and criteria used.
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Each project will be designed in stages, or phases based upon consecutive assignments issued by the course instructor. The presentation of the final work is a comprehensive exam for the project, including each student’s verbal presentation and response to questions. Typically, there are no tests in architectural design courses.
  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: Architecture
  39. Course Concurrence Information: None

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