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ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGEEngineering Technologies and Computer Sciences Division ARC 101 – Architectural Design ICourse OutlineCourse Number & Name: ARC 101 Architectural Design ICredit Hours: 4.0 Contact Hours: 6.0 Lecture: 3.0 Lab: 3.0 Other: N/APrerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in MTH 092 or placementCo-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: NoneCourse Outline Revision Date: Fall 2010Course Description: This course is an introduction to architectural design with emphasis on basic designcontent, including the logical arrangement of elements in space. A series of projects are assigned andreviewed for format, presentation and completeness. Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:1. explain the fundamentals of architectural design; 2. design solutions to specific architectural problems; and3. present design solutions to an audience.Measurable Course Performance Objectives (MPOs): Upon successful completion of this course,students should specifically be able to do the following:1. Explain the fundamentals of architectural design:1.1 explain the figure-ground relationship;1.2 explain the concept diagram, or parti; and1.3 explain Le Corbusier’s five points of architecture2. Design solutions to specific architectural problems:2.1 prepare graphic depictions of solutions to specific architectural problems by sketching;2.2 prepare graphic depictions of solutions to specific architectural problems by using ArchitecturalDesktop software; and2.3 prepare physical models of solutions to specific architectural problemspage 1prepared by J Gribbin, Fall 20103. Present design solutions to an audience:3.1 prepare the presentation;3.2 present the project to an audience; and3.3 answer questions critiquing the projectMethods of Instruction: Instruction will consist of lecture, studio work, slide presentations, and designcritiques.Outcomes Assessment: Components of the portfolio, which is made up of the student’s projects, andthe final project are blueprinted to course objectives. Data is collected and analyzed to determine thelevel of student performance on these assessment instruments in regards to meeting course objectives.The results of this data analysis are used to guide necessary pedagogical and/or curricular revisions. Course Requirements: All students are required to:1. Maintain regular attendance.2. Complete all projects on time.3. Read all assigned textbook pages.4. Participate in classroom discussions.5. Complete project reviews.6. Complete a final project.Methods of Evaluation: Final course grades will be computed as follows: % of Grading Components final course grade- Class participation 30 – 40%An analysis of class discussion will indicate the extent to which students master course objectives.- 4 or more Projects 30 – 40%The projects will show evidence of the extent to whichstudents meet course objectives, including but not limitedto interpreting problems, applying concepts, and creatingappropriate solutions using correct graphic techniques.The projects will be compiled and presented as a portfolio.- Final Project 30 – 40%page 2prepared by J Gribbin, Fall 2010The same objectives apply as with projects, but it isanticipated that students will provide evidence ofsynthesizing a combination of concepts.NOTE : The instructor will provide specific weights, which lie in the above-given ranges, for each of thegrading components at the beginning of the semester. Academic Integrity: Dishonesty disrupts the search for truth that is inherent in the learning process andso devalues the purpose and the mission of the College. Academic dishonesty includes, but is notlimited to, the following:- plagiarism – the failure to acknowledge another writer’s words or ideas or to give proper creditto sources of information;- cheating – knowingly obtaining or giving unauthorized information on any test/exam or anyother academic assignment;- interference – any interruption of the academic process that prevents others from the properengagement in learning or teaching; and- fraud – any act or instance of willful deceit or trickery.Violations of academic integrity will be dealt with by imposing appropriate sanctions. Sanctions for actsof academic dishonesty could include the resubmission of an assignment, failure of the test/exam, failurein the course, probation, suspension from the College, and even expulsion from the College.Student Code of Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible andconsiderate adults who respect the rights of others. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Allstudents are also expected to attend and be on time for all class meetings. No cell phones or similarelectronic devices are permitted in class. Please refer to the Essex County College student handbook,Lifeline, for more specific information about the College’s Code of Conduct and 3prepared by J Gribbin, Fall 2010Course Content Outline: based on the text Architectural Graphics, 5th edition, by Francis Ching;published by Wiley, 2009.Week(2 meetings @ 160 minutes) Topic1 Introduction – What is architectural design?Introduction to Project 12 Individual meetings in studio3 Preliminary pin-up Project 1Individual meetings in studio4 Individual meetings in studio5 Project 1 pin-up and presentationIntroduction to Project 26 Individual meetings in studio7 Preliminary pin-up Project 2Individual meetings in studio8 Project 2 pin-up and presentationIntroduction to Project 39 Individual meetings in studio10 Project 3 pin-up and presentationIntroduction to Project 411 Individual meetings in studio12 Preliminary pin-up Project 413 Final pin-up Project 4Discussion of Project 414 Individual meetings in studio15 Final Project duepage 4prepared by J Gribbin, Fall

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