ARCH 4601
Ecological Literacy and Design

The Camp Fire, 2019. photo / Noah Berger/AP

  • Instructor: John (Jack) Elliott
  • Time: T/Th 9:40–10:55 a.m.
  • Location: Online
  • Credits: 3
  • Territory of Investigation: Architecture and Ecology

Course Objectives: Develop grounding in ecology as it pertains to the human/nature relationship through the design of the built environment. Demonstrate a greater proficiency in critical thinking through explorations in rhetorical analysis and criticism of the readings. Display commitment to environmental ethical principles, especially those pertaining to the biophysical environment. Participate in active learning through a team-based real-world project and self-directed curricular enrichments.

Grading: Readings, assignments (30%); Team-based project (25%); Exams (15%); Enrichments (30%)

Prerequisites: Upperclasspersons or graduate students with backgrounds in the built environment.

Texts: The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells, 2019. Design, Ecology, Politics: Towards the Ecocene, Joanna Boehnert, 2018.

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