Fall or spring. 1 credit. Prerequisite: B.Arch. and M.Arch. students whose architectural internships are in a country other than that of their citizenship or prior work experience. Students with summer internships formally enroll in the course during the fall semester after their internship, but must submit approved independent study and ISSO forms during the spring semester prior to the internship and after obtaining an internship offer. Students with part-time fall or spring internships enroll in the course during their internship semester and must submit approved independent study and ISSO forms immediately after obtaining an internship offer. Students with internships during a leave of absence must formally enroll in the course during the semester immediately following their leave, but must submit approved independent study and ISSO forms during the semester immediately prior to the internship and after obtaining an internship offer.
Independent study. Promotes an understanding of the cultural assumptions we bring to the work environment and the effects of cultural differences on the ways in which architecture is practiced. A 5-10 page paper relates the experience of the internship to one or more texts approved by the instructor. Course may be taken more than once, but a maximum of 1 credit may be used to fulfill departmental free elective distribution requirement.
* This independent study course is useful for international students seeking internships in the U.S. under the Curricular Practical Training program.
The archived instructions for the version of ARCH 5203 that Prof. Ochshorn initiated and supervised for many years can be found here.