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Course Title[Course Code]:Architectural Criticism[Arch 609]

Faculty: Engineering, Shoubra
Department: Architectural Engineering
Program: Architectural Design
Compulsory / Elective:Compulsory
Postgraduate(Not Available-Not Available)
Lecture:( 3 ) Practical / Clinical:( - ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
This Course focuses on six key aspects of geographic information science: (1) geospatial ontologies; (2) enterprise GIS; (3) GIS design; (4) geographic data mining and knowledge discovery; (5) geographic data structure and algorithms; and (6) 3-D imaging and data visualization. This is an immediate to high-level GIS course that provides in-depth knowledge and skills to those who wish to author, serve, and use geospatial data in a more creative and innovative way than simply clicking the mouse. The learning approach here is to use a small study group and presentations. The class is organized into four groups based on prior knowledge, skills, and interests of students in the following key areas: computer programming, cognitive science, database design and systems, and computational geometry and mathematical techniques used in GIS. There are nine studio exercises covering 3-D visualization and geographic database topics. The two main goals of these studio exercises are (1) to provide students with a more focused hands-on training and active learning experiences in a laboratory setting, and (2) to further stimulate the curiosity of students more than the introductory GIS course does. Students taking this course are not only expected but also encouraged to learn and design GIS projects from the knowledge, skills, or tools acquired from the course.