Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AEC 135 - Introduction To The Built Environment (3)

  • Prerequisite: ENG 210 or ENG 250-260

This course explores the evolution of society’s physical fabric as revealed by place, climate, culture, technology and time. The work of several well-known architects will be examined to study the impact of scientifi c knowledge and architectural design theory on history, culture, sociology and built form. Students will prepare several oral presentations to validate their understanding of the course content. Fall semester only. Open to non-majors.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AEC 135, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the roles of various design professionals in the creation of the built environment.
  • Describe a building by breaking it down into its 2D and 3D fundamental components.
  • List the environmental responses of a building to it's location.
  • Give a report on a well known architect.
  • Explain some of the coursework taken by architecture students pursuing an architectural degree.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.

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