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ARCH 300 Introduction to Design Professions

Units: 2

Hours: 36 hours LEC

Prerequisite: None.

Transferable: CSU; UC

This course is a comprehensive study of the professions related to the built environment including architecture, landscape architecture, construction management, construction, city and urban planning, interior design, building inspection, environmental and energy planning. Guest speakers from various design and construction professions will engage students in discussions related to their professional practice and the necessary preparation in education and experience. Each student will evaluate his/her interest and potential of success in the areas of his/her choice. The course will include an overview of architectural history, an introduction to some of the major architects and class discussion of current issues in the environmental design professions. Additional topics in the class will include: transfer, licensing requirements and environmental design vocabulary.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO-1: Demonstrate basic abilities at using problem solving and design process methodologies to identify problems, analyze criteria and apply learned principles to synthesize solutions to specific design projects.