This course is open to any graduate student in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.
In this course, graduate students learn and practice effective presentation and discussion skills; presentations are videotaped and critiqued individually with the instructor. Participants also practice writing summaries and responses that are integrated with reading and discussion. Other topics covered include:
- Appropriate academic email
- Citing sources
- Vocabulary and culture (via a class blog)
Materials and assignments are drawn from current discipline-specific topics in other classes. For example, architecture students will present their current studio work (in progress) throughout the semester for feedback; and, readings are chosen from the topics covered in the core courses in Architecture and Urban Planning.