DES 220

Architecture and Urbanism in Context: Vancouver and its Region

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Prof: Roy Cloutier / Fall 2020

Jan 6, 2021

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Overview: this is a wonderful course and perhaps a GPA booster if and only if you are able to keep up with the weekly schedule and find a wonderful TA. Class average was 84% with a class size of ~100 ppl Course structure: weekly readings (25% = 15% reading response + 5%*2 presentations) + term project (65% divided into weekly/biweekly assignments) + participation (10%) Explanation 1: This is a well-designed course with specific topics and expected progress assigned for each week. On average, there are 30 pages of intense hard-to-read readings & 200-400 words reading responses due each week. On top of that, you are expected to show your progress for the term project during your weekly lab meetings. Instructors were really easy on deadlines this past semester, however, it is suggested that...read more

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find a good TA & follow weekly schedules

Grade: A+Attendance: MandatoryTextbook Use: No

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