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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARCH 6250:Housing

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
This course is a broad investigation of how humankind developed shelter as a function of cultural and physical environmental forces from the recorded dawn of history to our present day. We shall trace the worldwide emergence of diverse forms through pre-urban times and sequentially engage the eastern and western traditions of housing trends in urban settings. The course will marry a study of socio/economic history with a study of complementary design.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Able to identify and characterize markets for housing systems.
  • Be familiar with the successes and failures of housing systems in the past.
  • Understand constraints and opportunities for housing systems.
  • Appreciate the dimensions of advanced technology application in systems.
  • Be able to effectively critique systems designs of their peers for given scenarios.

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