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ARCH 593 L - Spec Prob Arch Practice & Mgt - Architecture as a 2nd Language

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


In-depth investigation of emerging issues and specific areas of research interest beyond what is covered in graduate courses of regular offering in the area of architectural practice and management. Students, as individuals or in groups, are expected to propose a research plan and methods for a specific topic of research interest in consultation with the instructor, and execute it under the guidance of the instructor through consultation on a regular basis. Course Information: May be repeated in same and subsequent terms as topics vary to a maximum of 12 hours. Prerequisite: Advanced graduate standing and consent of instructor.

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In this course you-ll learn how to master design thinking techniques in a variety of situations, and how to apply a multitude of design approaches to your own disciplinary area. While buildings are important, the thinking that led to them is what is critically important to understand if students want to have a perceptive, positive and profound impact on the world around them, no matter their career plans. What does it mean to think like an architect- Unique to the architect is the combination of thinking tools they have at their disposal - in their thinking toolbox - that they have access to at any time, place or situation. The 64 thinking tools you will learn in this course can be thought of as a second language. Meets with ARCH 164: Architecture as a Second Language will help develop new perspectives, capabilities, insights and superpowers that can be applied to any field, calling or area of study.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Graduate

Credit: 2 to 4 hr

Term(s): Summer


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