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ELI 530: Academic Speaking and Writing for Architecture and Urban Planning

This course is open to any graduate student in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. 

In this course, graduate students learn and practice effective presentation and discussion skills; presentations are videotaped and critiqued individually with the instructor. Participants also practice writing summaries and responses that are integrated with reading and discussion. Other topics covered include:

  • Appropriate academic email
  • Citing sources
  • Plagiarism
  • Resumés
  • Vocabulary and culture (via a class blog)

Materials and assignments are drawn from current discipline-specific topics in other classes. For example, architecture students will present their current studio work (in progress) throughout the semester for feedback; and, readings are chosen from the topics covered in the core courses in Architecture and Urban Planning. 

(2 credits)