Spring 2014  |  DES 3331 Section 001: Street Life Urban Design Seminar (61359)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F only
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Mon 01:25PM - 03:55PM
UMTC, East Bank
Rapson Hall 35
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
The street as part of network of urban systems/fragments: sidewalks, private interiors, curbs, terraces, boulevards, parking lots, bus stops, public institutions, urban architectures, utility lines, storm/sewer systems, groundwater, satellite communication systems, gardens, and lighting. Readings in urban studies, geography, design, economics and art history. Students review case studies, envision possible transformations of streets/street life.
Class Description:
The street is our civic common ground. To study the street is to assign a value to this most public of urban spaces. Through exploration, interrogation and reflection students will take steps in tending to the physical, social and cultural life of the street. Students will also have the chance to reflect on and engage with local streets through public history, public art, and public participation processes.
20% Reports/Papers
60% Special Projects
5% Attendance
10% Reflection Papers
5% Class Participation
Class Format:
20% Lecture
10% Film/Video
20% Discussion
10% Small Group Activities
10% Student Presentations
10% Field Trips
10% Guest Speakers
10% Service Learning
30-50 Pages Reading Per Week
20 Pages Writing Per Term
4 Paper(s)
2 Presentation(s)
2 Special Project(s)
8 Homework Assignment(s)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
15 April 2013

ClassInfo Links - Spring 2014 Design Classes Taught by Carrie Christensen

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