This is a 3 hours lecture course and is divided into 3 meetings every week. Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning discusses the evolving planning concepts in architecture and how it relates to the different fields of disciplines. Topics are presented to the students here through e-lecture, student reporting and class discussions through forums. Lecture and reporting are delivered, presented, through multi-media presentation for further and easy understanding of the subject matter. Follow-up assignments, projects and esquisse are given to reinforce learning. Students are required to have a minimum of 150 pages notebook where they can take notes and do drawings. Objective e-quizzes are given at least twice a week and midterm and final examinations are given as scheduled by the instructor.
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. Approach a contextual point of view
2. Display enhanced theoretical methods and skills
3. More effectively express ideas both individually and as part of a team
4. Learn the Principles of Urban & Regional Planning
5. Appreciate time management through submittal deadlines
6. Develop work ethics, critical thinking, and inclination to research, to innovate & to improvise