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STEM 661 – Architecture/Civil Technology Systems & Design for Educators

This 3 credit advanced course is intended for K-12 teachers and focuses on the design of structures with an emphasis on the principles of Residential design. A main focus will be placed on understanding the historical and contemporary influences on architecture and society. Content includes key architectural styles, architects, architectural computer aided drafting (CAD), green/sustainable architecture, traffic circulation, civil engineering and structural analysis. Architectural style and architect research projects are used to better understand the influence of human design on the individual, society, and the environment. This course employs an interdisciplinary approach with mathematics and science through problem-based learning opportunities as well as design and build activities. Students will implement an architecture/civil engineering lesson.