Syllabus 2016 ARCH - SP2016 A46 ARCH 475D 01 Landscapes...

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SP2016 A46 ARCH 475D 01 Landscapes Through Time: The History of St. Louis' Built Environment Class meets in Givens Hall 115 – Wednesdays, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Instructor: Dr. Robert Moore Contact: [email protected] Or [email protected] 314-655-1629 Start: 08/29/2016 End: 12/21/2016 Description of the Class: From the Mississippian mound builders to the urban conditions of the present day, this course will investigate the different approaches of various cultures to creating built environments that meet the needs of their time in terms of landscapes and structures. Using the City of St. Louis and particularly its riverfront district as an example, the course will examine the layout and infrastructure of the city at various periods, discussing the effects of technological changes in the creation of structures, improvements to transportation, facilitation of trade and the effects of these forces on the cultural and built landscape of the city. Each class session will discuss the structures and landscapes that defined individual eras in the history of the city, and the ways in which these were successful or unsuccessful. Further, the class will investigate the cultural needs, whims and desires that dictated certain types of structures and landscapes for civic, recreational, commercial, residential and religious purposes. Students will be expected to make short 15-20 minute presentations to the class on local structures, researching specific buildings in depth, at assigned times over the course of the term. Other class requirements include regular attendance, and class participation in discussions that demonstrate awareness of the required readings. There will also be a short paper at the beginning of the semester and a 15-page final research paper. For this paper students will be expected to document, critically analyze, draw conclusions, and make a 15-20 minute presentation to the class on their findings. Specific Requirements: • Regular attendance and active participation in class discussions • Two papers (see schedule below): one short paper of 5-6 pages, and one longer research paper of 15 pages. These papers may be submitted as digital files by e-mail to the professor, using a standard 12-point font. • Occasional short presentations to the class, assigned by the professor to the students, on specific historic structures in St. Louis and how they relate to the topics covered by our readings and class discussions. 1
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Grading: Participation 10% Presentations to the class 20% First paper 20% Final research paper or project 50% All articles, book chapters, and other materials for the course will be posted to the online reserve system (ARES). There are no textbooks to be purchased for the course. For ARES: go to the library web page, click on Ares, click on Electronic Reserves and Reserve Pages, search for our course by instructor (Moore). Password: Landscapes Academic integrity : Honesty in academic matters is fundamental to the activities and principles of a university. Plagiarism is the submission of another person's work or
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  • Spring '14
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