Message - Re: LET'S UNDERSTAND:Curriculum for an undergraduate architect

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Posted by  Chris on March 11, 2004 at 12:50:58:

In Reply to:  Re: LET'S UNDERSTAND:Curriculum for an undergraduate architect posted by Ralph on March 11, 2004 at 11:59:00:

You bring up a very good point in regards to the fact that schools should at least "introduce" other aspects of the profession. It does seem that many professors and other faculty almost discourage the exploration of these other realms.

Most Universities, as far as I have seen, offer many various classes that WOULD enlighten architecture students and inform them about other aspects of the profession. However, with the loads of required courses that the curriculum has set up, there is virtually no space for electives, and many of those electives have prerequisites. For example, the VIZ 4 course I am taking has a prerequisite of AutoCAD and/or a Studio Course. However, AutoCAD cannot be taken until other prerequisites are met. The University seems to offer them, but makes it literally impossible to enroll in them.

You are right though. Many students' education lies in their hands. If one feels that they are missing out on an important piece, HE/SHE should get it resolved because the school is most likely going to stay on their straight and narrow path.

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