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Course Content and Outcome Guide for ARCH 127

Course Number:
ARCH 127
Course Title:
Introduction to Google SketchUp
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
20
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$6.00

Course Description

Introduces basic 3-D modeling terminology, concepts and tools used to create simple building models and useful everyday shapes using SketchUp 3-D modeling software. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Introduces basic 3-D modeling terminology, concepts and tools
used to create simple building models and useful everyday shapes
using Google SketchUp software.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Apply basic 3-D modeling terminology, and basic concepts to
create simple building models and useful everyday shapes, from 2-
D plans, elevations and sections using SketchUp 3-D modeling
software.
Utilize tools and techniques unique to SketchUp 3-D modeling
software to organize models, manage the modeling environment,
and create repeatable components.
Employ various methods of displaying, rendering and otherwise
changing the appearance of 3-D models using tools integral to the
SketchUp 3-D modeling software.

Course Activities and Design

This course will be presented by means of short lecture/discussion
sessions and laboratory projects. Individualized instruction will be
provided while the student is working on assigned projects. Open
laboratory time will be made available, and may be necessary to
complete the given tasks.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Evaluation procedures and grading will be discussed on the first
day of class. Units of instruction begin with a lecture presentation
followed by lab application, which may include individual
instruction. Lab drawing assignments, exams and quizzes, and
projects may be used to assess outcomes.