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Course Descriptions & Timetables

Course timetables list the current course offerings for a given term and their enrolment controls. For Daniels Faculty course descriptions, prerequisites, exclusions, and breadth requirements, please see the Daniels Faculty Academic Calendar.

Please note that not all courses listed in the academic calendar are offered every year. Several unique Daniels Faculty course descriptions can be found below, including Design/Build studios, Summer Abroad studios, and Advanced Topics courses.

In light of the situation surrounding COVID-19, the Daniels Faculty has decided that all undergraduate Daniels Summer 2020 courses (F & S) will be offered remotely rather than in person, as were the final weeks of Winter 2020 courses. Some courses that were to be offered will be either cancelled or will move to remote instruction. Decisions regarding courses that cannot be accommodated online or that are to be cancelled will be communicated to students who have enrolled in those courses. A final determination of courses to be offered will be posted here soon, and the Summer 2020 timetable will be adjusted accordingly.

For Arts & Science couse descriptions, prerequisites, exclusions, and breadth requirements, please see the Faculty of Arts & Science 2019-20 Timetable

Timetables

Current Timetables*

  • Summer 2020 Timetable (last updated: February 26, 2020)

    In light of the situation surrounding COVID-19, the Daniels Faculty has decided that all undergraduate Daniels Summer 2020 courses (F & S) will be offered remotely rather than in person, as were the final weeks of Winter 2020 courses. Some courses that were to be offered will be either cancelled or will move to remote instruction. A final determination of courses to be offered will be posted here soon, and the Summer 2020 timetable will be adjusted accordingly.
     

  • Fall/Winter 2019-20 Timetable (last updated: January 15, 2020)

Archived Timetables

*If course offering or scheduling information on ACORN and the Timetable do not match, this Timetable will reflect the most updated course offering information. Contact registrar@daniels.utoronto.ca if you have any questions..

Summer 2020 Course Descriptions

Summer Studio Abroad

Please note that due to the COVID-19 situation, all Daniels summer abroad and travelling courses are cancelled for the Summer 2020 session.

ARC300H/Y is an intense travel program led by an instructor to allow advanced students to spend time in a foreign locale, conducting fieldwork, experiencing local design programming, and connecting with professionals. The course weight fluctuates depending on the offering, and the course may not be offered in every Summer session.

Completed applications are due by Wednesday, March 11th, 2020. Please see the webpages linked above for submission details.

Design/Build Studios

An opportunity for degree students in their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to work on an intensive design-build project. An application must be submitted to the program director.
Course pre-requisite: ARC200H1 and ARC201H1

Applications for the first 4 ARC395H1 sections listed below: In a brief paragraph (maximum 250 words), please indicate the studio you are interested in and describe how you will gain a better understanding of the role of the architect through this collaborative design-build studio. Applications should be emailed to ugdirector@daniels.utoronto.ca with the subject “ARC395H1: LASTNAME, STUDENT NUMBER” as early as possible and no later than Wednesday, March 11th, 2020.

Applications for ARC395Y1S PRA0101: Fogo Island / Building Community: Describe the most interesting design-build project you have seen (250 word limit). Experience with tools a plus. Applications should be emailed to ugdirector@daniels.utoronto.ca with the subject “ARC395Y1- FOGO: LASTNAME, STUDENT NUMBER” as early as possible and no later than Wednesday, March 11th, 2020. A Daniels faculty committee will produce a shortlist; candidates will then be selected by Todd Saunders before the end of March.

  • ARC395H1F PRA0101: Haliburton Forest / Timber Pavilion / May 11-22. Instructor: Jay Pooley

This studio will research the pavilion as the essential architectural standard. Floor, walls, roof and hearth embody our basic instincts around shelter and habitation. As an assembly, the form serves as a didactic representation of the most common elements of construction. The Timbre Pavilion will be a hands-on exploration into material, site, program and construction. From the woodlot to the mill to the site, students will be connected to the process. Each step will be in partnership with the Faculty of Forestry and sited in the educational setting of the Haliburton Forest. Students will spend the first week designing in Toronto and the second building in the Forest. Accommodations will be provided.

  • ARC395H1F PRA0102: Bentway / Playing in Public / May 4-15. Instructor: Clint Langevin

To help us realize our Play Patio activation, we are looking for help to design and build that structure(s) that can double as a flexible partition and a playable surface. This structure(s) will be positioned as a boundary that separates the communal bar/play area from the rest of the public space. The space will be outdoors and the structure(s) should be designed to withstand weather elements (noting that the area in question is less protected by the shelter of the Gardiner Expressway). The structure(s) should be moveable with little effort. Though the foremost intention is to use the structure(s) for this particular activation, we are interested in keeping and re-using it for future activations and/or general use at The Bentway. That being said, there may be a need/desire to include these objects as part of the portfolio of ‘brandable’ surfaces as we market this activation to potential sponsors – meaning, pending final design, we may end up needing to add a brand logo or other detail to the structure(s).

  • ARC395H1F PRA0103: Toronto / Mobilizer / June 1-12. Instructor: Reza Nik

Mobilizer 2.0 will be the second iteration of designing and building an experimental mobile structure for a not-for-profit organization dealing with a specific social or environmental agenda. The purpose of the course is to briefly internalize the theories around social justice advocacy from an active organization, and to learn how to apply design and experimentation towards a playful and functional mobile piece of architecture.

  • ARC395H1S PRA0101: PEC / Coastal Community / July 6-19. Instructor(s): Mark Erikson and Matt Kennedy Studio North

In this intensive 2 week design-build course, we will be working closely with the coastal community of Wellington to create a civic project that will be incorporated into the streetscape of the town. The course will be broken up into two phases: The Design Phase (4 Days) taking place in Toronto, and the Build Phase (8 Days) taking place in Wellington. This course provides students with real world, hands on experience where they will not only design a project, but will manage a real budget, client, and site.

  • ARC395Y1S PRA0101: Fogo Island / Building Community / June 1-12 and August 3-14. Instructor: Todd Saunders

This four-week course is dedicated to the exploration of design-build practices and physical assembly of a small structure on Fogo Island, Newfoundland & Labrador in partnership with community stakeholders. The class will begin in June with a two-week intensive program in a studio setting at 1 Spadina Crescent, where students will collaboratively design and prototype a response to a client prompt alongside architect Todd Saunders. This portion of the course will include guest lectures about Fogo Island. The second leg of the course will take place in August, when students will travel with Saunders, an expert carpenter, and teaching assistants to Fogo Island to construct and assemble their design on-site. Please note that this section of ARC395Y1 requires a different application process than the other available sections of ARC395. See above for further details.

Design Research Internship

An opportunity for degree students who have completed their third year in the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design to bridge academic knowledge and professional practice through design research. An application must be submitted to the program director.
Course Pre-requisite: 1.0 FCE ARC300+ level courses

  • ARC495Y1: Design Research Internship / May 4 – June 12. Instructor: Pina Petricone

This course will give students the opportunity to apply their critical drawing, modelling, and research skills to real projects under the direction of a local practitioner. In addition to working in an office for 37 hours a week, there will be a weekly seminar on design research methodologies led by Pina Petricone. The course is designed to bridge academic research with professional practice but also to define new models for design research that advance lessons from studio and coursework into multivalent interdisciplinary research problems. 50% of the time spent in the office will be compensated at the work-study rate.

Application process: portfolio, CV, letter of intent. A faculty committee will match students with projects. Some firms will then interview finalist candidates for selection, but all students who are selected by the faculty will ultimately end up with a placement. Applications should be emailed to ugdirector@daniels.utoronto.ca with the subject “ARC495Y1 Internship: LASTNAME, STUDENT NUMBER” as early as possible and no later than Wednesday, March 11th, 2020.

 

Past Course Descriptions

The following are the archived course descriptions from previous terms for unique course offerings outside of the regular sessional timetable.