Architecture and Interior Design

This course will enable students to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the principles and elements of architecture and design in order to create an aesthetically pleasing living environment.  Field trips and the use of computers to study architectural principles and elements of design will be an integral part of this course. 

This course is aligned with the Portsmouth High School's Mission and Expectations for Student Learning, Family & Consumer Science national standards and Applied Learning Standards.

The mission of Portsmouth High School is to be an ever-improving respectful community where all students are challenged as individuals to develop intellectual curiosities and to use immense bodies of knowledge proficiently as they learn to value the past, thrive in the present, and prepare for the future.

Essential Question:

1. How can I prepare for a career in housing, interiors, and furnishing?

  • How can we plan an environment that meets the principles and elements of design?
  • How do I go about clarifying client needs?
  • What do we need to know about the space needs of customers to create desirable blueprints?
  • How will an historical perspective impact architectural, furniture and interior design?
  • What are the consequences (positive and negative) of selecting appropriate media when developing a visual presentation?

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Department of Applied Arts and Science

Room Management Plan 2011-2012

COURSE TITLE:

Architecture and Interior Design

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Mrs. Carol Leaver

 

COURSE OVERVIEW:

This course will enable students to develop a knowledge and appreciation of the principles and elements of architecture and design in order to create an aesthetically pleasing living environment.

Field trips and the use of computers to study architectural principles and elements of design will be an integral part of this course.

 

This course is aligned with Portsmouth High School’s Mission and Expectations for Student Learning.

All students will be required to:

1.)   ACCESS and GATHER information through reading, writing, listening and use of technology. 

2.)   CRITICALLY ANALYZE INFORMATION

3.)   UTILIZE EFFECTIVE PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES

4.)   COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY

5.)   APPLY the knowledge, skills and values learned in a wide variety of disciplines

 

SOCIAL and CIVIC EXPECTATIONS:

The Applied Arts Department expects that all students will:

1.)   Honor school policies and procedures as stated in the Portsmouth High School Student Handbook. 

2.)   Practice Academic Integrity

3.)   Demonstrate respect for self and others in a diverse community

4.)   Act in a responsible manner and be accountable for your actions

5.)   Develop future goals for lifelong learning.

 

 

 

TEXTBOOK:

Sherwood, Ruth F., Homes Today and Tomorrow,Peoria,IL: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1997.

 

GRADING:

The grade for this course will be based upon daily attendance, participation in class discussions, class work, special projects, homework assignments, tests and quizzes.

 

 

 

Tests/Quizzes*   40%

 

Class participation*, written 60%

assignments*, special projects,

homework  

Total 100%

 

*Tests and Quizzes

1.   Tests are given with prior notice.

2.   Quizzes are given at any time without prior notification.

3.   Tests and quizzes are based on materials covered in the classroom, media viewed, guest speakers, laboratory work, and homework/textbook assignments.

*Participation Grade

Your participation grade is based on attendance in class, attention during media presentation, guest lecturers, note taking, and discussion involvement.

*Written Assignments

1.   Handed in on due date.

Late work will be down graded a portion of a letter grade for each day late (e.g. A to A- for being one day late).

ATTENDANCE & TARDINESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

· Students are expected to be in their seats and ready to begin class when the tardy bell rings.

· Students are expected to attend to necessary visits to the bathrooms and lockers before class.

· Refer to the student handbook for the school’s policy concerning unexcused absences.

· Refer to the student handbook for the school’s policy concerning school tardiness and arriving late to class.

· Single day absence: The student should be prepared to make up the missed work the next day and should check with the teacher about what work was missed.

· Extended absences: The student will have one week upon his/her return to school to make arrangements to make up missed work. Work not made up in the specified time will be assigned a grade of zero.

· Student will receive a zero for work missed during an unexcused absence.

DISCIPLINE

The teacher will expect mature behavior from the student and mutual respect.  The student should also respect school property and ones peers at all times.

Specifics of this class:

· Bring a binder or notebook and pens or pencils to class everyday to take notes.

· Remain in your seats until the teacher dismisses you.

· Raise your hand to ask questions of the teacher and to be recognized before posing questions.

 

Failure to meet the above requirements will be dealt with according to the code of behavior/disciplinary procedure section of your student handbook.