ARCD 499

Honors Thesis Seminar

In this 2-unit course the ARCD Honors student will carry out the study developed as the Final Thesis Proposal in the first semester Preparation course. All data and background studies will be organized, analyses and design/written products presented in a thesis document to be submitted, and a final presentation. The Honors Thesis allows the student to pursue a topic of study over their final two semesters to produce thoughtful, thorough and innovative solutions which can make true contributions to their field. The Honors thesis projects are likely to be in one of three categories: 1) experimental research to determine behavior of an innovative building material or technique, 2) architectural/landscape/urban design to address a unique socio‐economic, environmental or cultural design problem, or 3) a critical written document synthesizing and exploring a theoretical or aesthetic condition arising from an environmental design problem. All projects are expected to address issues of social and/or environmental justice.

Prerequisite: ARCD 498 with a minimum grade of B+

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