ARCH-121: Architectural Design II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ARCH-121 Architectural Design II

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours, 3 laboratory hours

Credits: 4

Pre-requisites (if any): ARCH-111 and ARCH-119, both with a grade of C or higher

Co-requisites (if any): ARCH-129

Course Description in college catalog:

A continuation of the concepts begun in ARCH-119. Students will increase their knowledge of architectural design. A more in-depth study of in the perception of visual cues, the creation of visual designs, the formulation of concepts, and the rendering of ideas in two and three dimensions. Using a combination of manual and digital skills, students will create and interpret three dimensional objects and spaces and develop drawings and renderings using standard projection systems.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Architectural Technology

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  2. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Implement an iterative design process from problem identification, information gathering, solution generation and evaluation, implementation, presentation, and overall project evaluation. 

Distinguish between media and determine the appropriate method and media required to complete a drawing or model.

Incorporate color and materials into design and presentations.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Exams, drawings, assignments and performance

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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