ARCH 4700 introduces undergraduate architecture students to the art and logic of research. The purpose of this course is to offer an overview of research methods and guide students in the development and preparation of an independent research question about the built environment. Exposure to theories related to the research area and introduction to methodologies and strategies used in architectural research through the development of a case study will guide students in the development of a research focus. Critical-imaginative building exercises will supplement this effort. This focus will become refined through discussion and critiques with faculty and student peers. Additionally, students will work with the LSU Libraries Art and Design liaison to gain an understanding of the research resources available at LSU and enhance information literacy.
Professor/Instructor: Kristen Kelsch