AEC 135, INTRODUCTION TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
A required, 3-credit program course.





STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to...
  1. Describe the roles of various design professionals in the creation of the built environment.
  2. Describe a building by breaking it down into its 2D and 3D fundamental components.
  3. List the environmental responses of a building to it's location.
  4. Give a report on a well known architect.
  5. Explain some of the coursework taken by architecture students pursuing an architectural degree.
  6. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills appropriate to the level of the coursework.

This is a wide-ranging course that covers the philosophical development of society's physical fabric as revealed by the range of representative physical designs. Form and function, symbolism, behavioral influences, theories of aesthetics, and the effects of commerce, war, and religion on design are some of the subjects of this course.

DETAILS
  1. Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 250-257(A-Z)
  2. Although this is an AEC course, it is also is a certified General Education Social Science course and articulated with the UH School of Architecture.
  3. The course is open to all majors.
  4. Roughly three hours of lecture per week.
  5. The course is typically offered only in the fall term.
  6. Besides textbooks, students need to purchase materials for board presentations.
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TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT