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Study Tours

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Integrated Study Tour

ARCH 401 + SDC 444
September 21 – 27, 2014

Off Campus Programs

Study tours are an integral component of the curriculum in the School of Design + Construction. It is important that students in the design and construction professions be able to visit and experience the places, ideas and cultures that are presented in the classroom.

INTEGRATED STUDY TOURS

SDC 444:  is a collaborative tour among all four disciplines and is required in the fall semester of the fourth year for architecture and landscape architecture students. For interior design students it is required in the fall semester of the third year. Construction management students in their fourth year may participate as an elective. Students are charged a study tour course fee commensurate with the cost of airfare, lodging,  transportation, and site admission fees (currently $1100). Meals are the responsibility of each student. This tour will typically be to the Eastern part of the US (i.e. Chicago).

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SDC 555: is an international study tour required for all graduate students. Students are charged a study tour course fee commensurate with the cost of airfare, lodging,  transportation, and site admission fees (currently $2500). Meals are the responsibility of each student. Destinations differ from year to year. Previous tours have visited Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Tokyo, Portugal and Paris.

ARCHITECTURE THIRD YEAR STUDY TOUR

ARCH 309: is required in the fall semester of the third year of the architecture program in conjunction with enrollment in Arch 309. Students are charged a study tour course fee commensurate with the cost of airfare, lodging,  transportation, and site admission fees (currently $1100). Meals are the responsibility of each student. Typically this study tour is focused on the West Coast of the US (i.e. San Francisco).

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INTERIOR DESIGN SECOND YEAR STUDY TOUR

I_D 277: is required in the fall semester of the second year of study. Students typically visit firms and cities of the Northwest (Seattle, Portland). Students are charged a study tour course fee commensurate with the cost of lodging,  transportation, and site admission fees (currently $450). Meals are the responsibility of each student.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE STUDY TOURS

Lnd_Arch 222: is required in the fall semester of the second year of study. Students typically visit firms and cities of the Northwest (Seattle, Portland). Students are charged a study tour course fee commensurate with the cost of lodging,  transportation, and site admission fees (currently $400). Meals are the responsibility of each student.

Students enrolled in Lnd_Arch 520 and Lnd_Arch 521 will travel to portions of the Northern Rocky Mountain regional landscape to study biophysical and cultural characteristics. Students are charged a study tour course fee commensurate with the cost of travel expenses (currently $350). Meals are the responsibility of each student.

SEATTLE URBAN DESIGN STUDIO

Since 2008 a summer design studio has been offered in Seattle. Architecture students that enroll in this program receive credit for ARCH 301 during the summer. Program duration is six weeks. The studio is housed within one of the architecture firms in Seattle and is led by an SDC faculty member. Interior Design and Landscape Architecture students can participate in the studio as well and receive elective credit for the course.

STUDY ABROAD

Each year the SDC offers faculty-led opportunities for students to study overseas. Program lengths range from a few weeks in the summer to an entire semester. Interior design and landscape architecture students have the opportunity to spend their fall semester in the fourth year in Florence and can substitute study abroad credit for required or elective credit at WSU. Summer programs offer elective credit for students who participate. In the past, summer programs have been to Japan, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

DANISH INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAM

During the spring semester of the fourth year students have the option of spending the semester in Copenhagen at the Danish International Studies. WSU has been sending students to this program for over 30 years. The program provides a comprehensive education with both studio and lecture courses as well study tours which are built into the program fees. More information can be found be visiting DIS at www.dis.dk.

 

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