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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ARC6367

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Current Status: -
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): ARC 6367 / Advanced Design D will increase from 5 to 6 credit hours, brining it in line with all other advanced design studios. This change is being made in concurrence with decreasing ARC 6971 from from 5 to 2 credit hours and other course description refinements. The resulting changes will increase overall program from 165 to 168 credit hours per NAAB accreditation requirements. Per the "Final Approved 2014 NAAB Conditions for Accreditation" p. 21. Table 1, "Minimum Credit Distribution for NAAB-Accredited Degrees". The USF School of Architecture and Community Design will undergo accreditation in the Spring of 2017.

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5385 2016-02-08
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Architecture and Community Design FA 330000 10000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Robert M. MacLeod 8139746015

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ARC 6367 Advanced Design D

    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
    5 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Advanced Design D
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    ARC 6936; ARC 6398; ARC 6481;



    Course Description

    Advanced Design D is an "option studio" offering a range of architectural topics.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for accreditation

    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?

    Required course; serves 40-45 students annually; required for NAAB accreditation.

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


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Master's Degree in Architecture or related design discipline; Bachelor's Degree (five year professional degree) and appropriate professional experience as determined by the School Director.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students address the range of topics and expectations as defined by the faculty member. Students will develop a conceptual framework to engage the problems presents and determine the appropriate design strategy moving forwards. In consultation with faculty, students will determine appropriate means of study and representation.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students must articulate a clear design strategy relative to the project outlined by the faculty.

    Students must develop a means of representing and articulating their design proposal (drawings, models, renderings, etc).

    Students must verbally present their dies intentions and solutions to faculty and colleagues and be able to discuss at length their intellectual and formal/spatial design solution.

    C. Major Topics

    Topics are diverse as defined by the faculty and include specific building types, housing, urban design issues, master planning issues, technological issues and social/cultural issues.

    D. Textbooks

    Determined by the faculty.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Determined by the faculty.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students are expected to attend class per the published schedule. if a field trip is included as part of the pedagogical intention of the course, students are expected to participate in the trip.

    Students are expected to participate in group discussions and meet deadlines as determined by the faculty.

    Students will present work at pre-determined mid point and end point of the semester, the latter being a formal presentation open to the public.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Determined by the faculty.

    H. 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. Its 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Students are expected to develop work within the allotted timeframe and academic calendar schedule.

    In unusual circumstances of illness or family circumstances, students will work with faculty to determine completion of work deadlines and expectations. Making up work and missing deadlines with unexcused absences may or may not be allowed per the discretion of the faculty.

    Students are held to all expectations of academic integrity per USF policy: USF Regulation 3.027.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Master in Architecture (M. ARCH)

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Possibly Urban and Regional Planning, if the course is an urban design course. and arrangements have been made between faculty in each school.

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