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Special Topics: Insight on Site: Context, Continuity and Congrituty
Fall 2008, lecture/seminar course, three (3) credit hours
Time and Location
Thursday, 2:00-4:50 PM
Lecture- and seminar-based course
Philip Cryan Marshall,
Email: Provided in class.
Mobile 508.951.8562, Office: 401.254.3061
Office: SAAHP 247
Advising hours will
be posted on my faculty office door each week, a week in advance.
This semseter they are:
Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 - 10:30 am
and as needed
Please sign up and bring an agenda. If you plan to discuss drafts,
proposals, drawings, field notes, photographs, or similar material,
please leave a copy in my faculty mailbox with a note asking
me to preview your work at least two days before your meeting
— to provide enough time to consider carefully your work
before getting together.
Variable content dealing with significant aspects and themes
in Architecture, in the areas of history/theory of architecture,
environmental and behavior; technical systems, and professional
This semetser, the special topics, Insight on Site, looks at the factors affectign the development and land use of our built environments, in the context of the urgent needs facing our country (and world). Current, innovative initiatives are addressed, with examples provided at the national, state and local level.
- Course lecturers and discussion
- Course readings, followed by class discussion
- Course readings, followed by independent analysis
- Independent, self-directed documentation of a particular site
- Guest lecturers, with your active participation in discussion
- Site visits, conducted independently by students, alone or
Assignments handed in after their due date will be reduce by
one letter grade, at a minimum; papers will not be accepted
beyond a week after the due date; and 'incomplete' for the course
will not be considered unless there are extenuating circumstances
and a request for an extension presented in writing.
Have each week's assignments completed before the class
as you will be expected to analyze and discuss the readings
and, possibly, take a quiz.
Advising hours will be posted as soon as faculty schedules
for school, program, and committee meetings have been set. Required
and recommended reading and texts will be reviewed during the
Summary of responsibilities:
- Attend all classes, site visits, and field trips
- Work as involved, responsible member of all project teams
- Actively participate in class discussions
- Complete assignments (word-processed or electronic, when
written) by due dates
- Advise faculty about any concerns, tutoring, and special
- Attendance: participation mandatory
- Assignments, refer to assignments.
Bibliography and Reading
Reading for the course will be posted on the Web. The reading
is typically referenced, and linked, in the Web-based syllabus,
which will be added to throughout the semester. As a rule, you
should check the schedule and weekly requirements, reading a
week before beginning your preparation, to make sure you have
the latest postings.
Refer to Assignments
Schedule of Class Meetings
Equipment and Supplies
Students agree that by taking this course all required assignments
may be subject to submission for textural similarity review
to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagarism. All submitted
papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com
reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagarism.
Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with a disability for which you wish to receive academic accommodations, you must first register with Disability Support Services on the second floor of the University Library in the Center for Academic Development.
Please feel free to set up a meeting with me to talk.