Graduate Certificate in Critical Studies in Architecture
The 14 credit hour certificate in Architectural history, theory and criticism is a concentrated program of study beyond the first professional degree (M. Arch). The focus of this certificate is to pursue research and investigation in architecture both as a discipline and a practice with stress on contemporary issues of architectural design. The program includes both conventional academic research as well as more specific architectural research to address issues and ideas intrinsic to the discipline. This approach is grounded in a theoretical position and involves experimentation, testing and risk.
The thesis requirement is a self-initiated work and is shaped to the research interests of the student. A thesis should embody the result of research that substantiates a critical investigation of architectural design issues. It allows the student to examine architectural issues that influence the design of urban and non-urban environments. It is anticipated that the thesis work will have greater breath and depth than prior academic study and include substantial written documentation of the theoretical position as well as graphic representation of the outcome of the research and design.
The Critical Studies concentration is intended to prepare students to enter the practice of architecture I the twenty first century with a strong background in design skills and design methodology.
|ARC 5632||Architectural Theory|
|ARC 5642||Advanced Study in Architectural History|
|ARC 5732||Urban Theory|
|ARC 5652||Applied Criticism|
|ARC 5662||Architectural Theory and Practice|
|ARC 5612||Form and Meaning|
|ARC 6632||Advanced Study in Architectural Theory|
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