ARCH 170 - Introduction to the Built Environment
|You have chosen this course as part of your CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences Study Program, the
general education portion of your degree program. CORE Distributive Studies courses are designed to
ensure that you will take a look at several academic disciplines and the ways they create and analyze
knowledge. A committee composed of faculty and students approved this CORE course because it will
introduce you to ideas and issues that are central to a major intellectual discipline and because it
promises to involve you actively in the learning process. (This impressive statement courtesy of the CORE Program)|
In this course we will explore such questions as:
- What is the built environment?
- What role does it play in everyone's life?
- How are ideas and significance embedded in the world we make?
- How does it come about?
Specifically, this course is intended to expose you to:
- The theoretical basis of the design disciplines.
- The vocabulary they use.
- The methods and procedures on which they rely.
- The human significance of the built environment.
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