Five College Consortium

Designing for Life - Part 2

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Humanities Arts Cultural Stu
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Hampshire College
Spring semester of this yearlong course will be a project-based semester with students working in collaborative interdisciplinary teams (with the fall course as a prerequisite) to develop research-based design proposals across multiple scales. The projects will include developing a land use plan / master plan, developing building designs that seem most relevant to the local people, and possibly developing smaller-scale design projects as needed - all of these projects will be informed by and integrate research related to the cultural, social, and/or ecological issues from Nan Province, Thailand. At the end of the semester, each project team will produce a series of drawings as well as a project research paper that presents the design projects within the context of the research questions most pressing to each team. It is expected that students will represent their disciplines of study as "experts" within each team and that teams will share information and research. Class time will be spent discussing the larger contexts of the projects with both student and faculty presentations and in-studio working sessions with critiques, pin-ups and reviews of the design proposals and reports.
Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Writing and Research Lab fee: $15. Prerequisite: CSI/HACU 241 in F17. This is the second half of a yearlong course. It is expected that students who enrolled in the first semester will enroll in the spring course. Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours weekly on work and preparation outside of class time.
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Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
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This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.
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Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Course Sections

Designing for Life - Part 2
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0 Michelle Darling;Sue Darlington; 09:00AM-11:50AM M;09:00AM-11:50AM W Emily Dickinson Hall 3;Emily Dickinson Hall 3