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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions A Architecture, Planning and Landscape APLA
Architecture, Planning and Landscape APLA

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Senior Courses
Architecture, Planning and Landscape 580       Special Topics in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 582       Special Topics in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 584       Special Topics in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 586       Special Topics in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Graduate Courses
Architecture, Planning and Landscape 670       Design Research Methods
An introductory overview to the variety of research strategies, methods and project-based inquiries pursued in the professional design disciplines of architecture, planning and landscape architecture. Design research requires creative and critical thinking in the pursuit of inquiries as to how we shape our world, recognizing the intense complexities and emerging challenges to be addressed in the creation of buildings, cities, and landscapes.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 672       Design Research Writing
Knowledge translation, written communication and dissemination are key skills for design researchers. Addresses effective writing approaches in the development of research proposals, research abstracts, conference presentations, research paper submissions for peer review, and thesis documentation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 674       Design Innovation
Examines theories, precedents and strategies at the heart of novel and innovative design research, design responses, and approaches to design practice. Introduces design entrepreneurship and innovation skills crucial to advancing the impact of design research and its far-reaching implications within the built environment.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 680       Design Practice Research Project Definition
Introduction to practice-based research in the design fields. Explores the differences between first professional degree training, traditional PhD research, and design-based creative practice research using Design Science Research methodologies. Students will progress in defining their doctoral research question through self-reflexive study and a critical interrogation of their existing professional expertise and experience.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 682       Contexts of Design Practice Research
Exploration of diverse design practice contexts and communities of practice essential to understanding and developing a research question. Precedent examination of design practices, approaches, and case studies via professional and academic publications are used to understand various social, political, economic, and cultural contexts impacting the student’s research question. Students develop an understanding of how contexts impact the researcher, the research question, the choice of research methods, dissemination of research, and other aspects of practice-based research. Introduction to ethics training.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 684       Strategies for Design Practice Research
Explores strategies for conducting practice-based research in the design disciplines. Design Science Research methods are used to refine the research question and develop practice-based research strategies and benchmarks within the context of an active professional practice. Emphasizes discussions regarding the relationship between the doctoral research activities and the student’s professional practice explorations completed within the context of the research project. Students will develop their doctoral research proposal, work plan, and ethics application in advance of preparation for candidacy field of study examinations.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 690       Topics Course in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 692       Topics Course in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 694       Topics Course in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Architecture, Planning and Landscape 696       Topics Course in Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in architecture, planning and landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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