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with Matthew Schrader14 days ago

Spacing is a valuable course for those interested in black studies and conceptual architecture, but the course is time-heavy. I often found myself glancing at the clock more than I'd like to in any class. I also found the discussions to often feel forced and too long. I would not take this course again, but I know there are students who would find a lot of joy in it.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyNo Exams
5hrs / week Average difficulty Low value Would not take again
with Matthew Schraderlast month

There are a few writing assignments but they're all <1 page and not super analytical. The main assignments are to make 3d objects (mainly out of cardboard) with vague/open prompts. You can make this class what you want it to be - you can get and A by pretty easily with bare min effort, so if you need an art credit or an easy/chill fourth class, this is it. If you're genuinely interested in the material or the process of creation, it could definitely be fulfilling as well - readings are thought-provoking and you'll have ample time to discuss them in class, and projects can mean as much or as little to you as you want them to.

There are a few writing assignments but they're all <1 page and not super analytical. The main assignments are to make 3d objects (mainly out of cardboard) with vague/open prompts. You can make this class what you want it to be - you can get and A by pretty easily with bare min effort, so if you need an art credit or an easy/chill fo …Read more

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyNo Exams
2hrs / week Extremely low difficulty Average value Would take again
with Matthew Schrader3 months ago

I took this class because I am interested in architecture I wanted to learn about abolitionist architecture, but after the whole class I still couldn't tell you what that is. The class material is as wishy-washy and abstract as the description is. It combines two subjects that are seemingly unconnected and then forces speculative connections between them.

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyUngrading
3hrs / week Very low difficulty Very low value Would not take again
with Matthew Schraderlast year

Would highly recommend this course to students interested in black studies, architecture, urban planning, etc. There were 3 projects that focused on ideas of space/movement. There are readings for this class; however, the class is not reading-heavy and the material is interesting. Love the professor

Chill and RelaxedProject-HeavyNo Exams
2hrs / week Average difficulty Extremely high value Would take again