ARCH 641 - Human and Cultural Factors
Addresses ethical, social, and cultural factors related to the design of the built environment. Includes: ethics; cultural patterns and values; privacy/community; the symbolic content of form and environment; and design across cultures. Its concern is with critical thinking, and from the standpoint of design research, it enables students to understand theoretical constructs, use conceptual argumentation, and construct strategies for a design process. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of the program director.
College: Architecture and Planning