Co-requisites: ARC103, ARC104, ARC125

Aims/Description: This is one of a core series of Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies modules that provide students on this programme with a constant point of reference as they develop their knowledge, understanding and skills from years 1 to 3. The series contextualizes a range of practices of spatial production, allowing students to reflect on alternate modes of architectural production and their related links to other disciplines and techniques. In Year 1 the focus is on laying the foundation for future studies ┐ both in terms of knowledge and skills. The module combines lecture presentations with a structured seminar and reading programme, and small group activities/tasks. Assessment will take the form of a critical audit/essay/self-reflection/portfolio.

Staff Contact: Daniel Jary
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Developing out of the `Problem Solving/Example Classes┐, students will be required to keep a 2000 word reflective journal to support group work in this context and to feed into seminar discussion.

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