NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals


EDUC 600




Instructor: Rhea Sprecher

Grading: Letter

Monday, September 01, 2014 - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

Partner Course Fee: $695

Course Description:

This three (3) credit continuing education graduate course has been designed to introduce the teachers to the some of the greatest architecture of the world. Basic concepts, architectural theory, principles and innovative evolution will be covered to the end that participants will learn the stated learning objectives, and their students will benefit from higher achievement levels in their study of architecture. Specific teaching strategies for each topic presented will be covered in detail. Lots of ideas, materials, activities and strategies will be shared, analyzed and evaluated.


As result of participation in this course, the student should know and understand:

1.  The theoretical base and underlying principles and concepts of the course content.

 2. What makes a piece of architecture great and why.

3.  The architects of these architectural masterpieces.

4.  The Locations and design chosen and why.

5.  How to plan and implement architecture student lesson plans.

6.  The process of designing and choosing the materials to create their own architectural masterpiece.

7.  How to implement specific teaching strategies related to each topic presented. (See class sessions.)

8.  How to help students achieve at higher levels in terms of their architectural knowledge and understanding.


The required texts are:

      Copplestone, T., & Draper, P. (1995). Behind facades. Chiswick, London: Hazar Limited Publishing.

      Thiel-Siling, S. (ed.). (1998). Architecture: Icons of the 20th century. New York, NY: Prestel.

Special Instructions:

The total cost includes the NDSU graduate credit however textbooks are not included.

**Registration Instructions:

You will be directed to the IGS website for registration.

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