This pioneering course was designed to provide an of the disciplines addressed in the Faculty of Environmental Design, now the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL).
As one of the University of Calgary’s first fully online, asynchronous offerings, it provides a fast-paced overview of topics including:
- Landscape Architecture
- Urban Planning
- Intelligent Communities
- Sustainable Communities
- Technology and Visualization
- And many more related subjects
Students receive a custom-designed package for each topic, containing a video produced especially for the course, collateral readings, and an assignment. Some are short written papers, others are visually oriented. Students complete them individually, incorporating their own personal experiences and interests. Students also participate in online discussions on each topic.
There are no exams. Instead, students are evaluated on their 12 topical projects (7.5% of final grade each) plus participation in the discussion groups (10% of final grade).
Since the course is fully asynchronous, you can take it from anywhere in the world as long as you have Internet access and are able to watch the videos.
Many students have found this course inspiring and gone on to apply to the professional programs offered by SAPL including Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Planning, as well as research-oriented Master’s and Doctoral degrees.
No previous background is required, and the course is open to any University of Calgary student.
For further information, please feel free to email the instructor Dr. Tom Keenan.
Note: This course often fills up with a full waiting list, so you are encouraged to apply early.