SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 6:41:20 PMARCH 12 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ARCH 12Title:  INTRO ENVIRONMENT DESIGN  
Full Title:  Introduction to Environmental Design
Last Reviewed:2/23/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ARCH 79

Catalog Description:
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Exploration of the work done in the design professions: architecture, landscape, and planning. Using case studies and environmental exploration, students will begin the process of articulating a personal design vocabulary.  Project based course.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Exploration of the work done in the design professions: architecture, landscape, and planning. Using case studies and environmental exploration, students will begin the process of articulating a personal design vocabulary.  Project based course.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2004Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2008Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Analyze the contributions to environmental design by architects, landscape architects and planners.
2.  Explain ecological processes and sustainability issues that influence design.
3.  Express elements of a personal design vocabulary.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe the role of design professionals in the context of the creative process.
2. Evaluate the impact of social, climatic and technical elements influencing housing design and forms.
3. Analyze the role of landscape in building design.
4. Analyze the role of the urban planning context in the development of design.
5. Examine ecological processes and sustainability issues that influence design.
6. Express elements of a personal design vocabulary based on historic precedent, observation, personal experience and the creative process.

Topics and Scope
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I. The creative process for design professionals
II. What architects do and how they do it
III. Architectural design context
 A. Cultural context
  1. Communities and regions
  2. Planning ordinances
 B. Impact of climate
 C. Common building materials
 D. Methods of construction
 E. Building technology
 F. Function of housing
   1. Individual and multiple units
   2. Historic
   3. Contemporary
 G. Sustainability issues in architecture
IV. What landscape architects do and how they do it
V. Landscape design context
 A. Natural environment
   1. Historic
   2. Contemporary
 B. Relationship of buildings to landscape
 C. Role of the garden
   1. Historic
   2. Contemporary
 D. The landscaped environment
 E. Sustainability issues in landscape architecture
VI. What planners do and how they do it
VII. Planning context
 A. Developing the general plan
 B. How cities are organized
 C. Role of zoning ordinances
 D. Location of city functions and impact on city form
   1. Historic
   2. Contemporary
 E. Sustainability issues in planning
VIII. Integrated design context
 A. Concept of ecological zones and importance of biodiversity
   1. Historic
   2. Contemporary
 B. Principles of ecological restoration
 C. Energy efficiency and design
IX. Developing and expressing a personal design vocabulary
 A. Elements of a personal design vocabulary
   1. Historic precedent
   2. Observation
   3. Personal experience
   4. Creative process
 B. Expressing a design vocabulary

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Maintain a journal of research findings and observations.
2. 2-5 research papers and/or project report(s) of at least 2-3 pages each.
3. Project, design vocabulary.
4. Reading: 20-30 pages per week.
5. Midterm; final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
35 - 60%
Research paper(s), project report(s)
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 35%
Project, design vocabulary
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Nature, Landscape and Building for Sustainability. William S. Saunders, Ed. University of Minn. Press, 2008 (classic)
Introduction to Architecture: Francis D. K. Ching and James F. Eckler; Wiley; 2012
 
Instructor prepared materials.

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