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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  Jan 22, 2018
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018
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ARCH 4150 - Contemporary Design Approaches

Reflecting on the knowledge and understandings acquired in all the previous courses in the history, theory, and criticism sequence, this course is a critical inquiry into the principal ideologies and premises of the most substantive architectural practices in the contemporary world. As such, the content of the course must necessarily evolve as the intellectual and cultural parameters of both theory and practice in the contemporary world change. The principal aim of the critique of various contemporary positions is to reinforce in students the importance of developing and critically maintaining their own values, vision, and voice in the design and making of architecture that was initiated in ARCH 2150, The Ethos of Architecture. Fundamental to this process is to encourage the students’ awareness of the necessity to challenge their own subjectivities, biases, and presuppositions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARCH 4120 Cloud Atlas: 20th Century Architecture, Culture, and Civilization

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 3

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