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Higher Technical University College of Architecture
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Grao en Estudos de Arquitectura
  Graphic Communication in Architecture
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Identifying Data 2020/21
Subject (*) Graphic Communication in Architecture Code 630G02053
Study programme
Grao en Estudos de Arquitectura
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Graduate 2nd four-month period
Fifth Optional 4.5
Teaching method Face-to-face
Department Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica
Fernandez-Gago Longueira, Paula
Fernandez-Gago Longueira, Paula
Fraga Lopez, Francisco Javier
Mantiñan Campos, Carlos
Pernas Alonso, Maria Ines
General description To put in knowledge of the students the theoretical contents about the processes of graphic communication, representation, ideation, design, photography, audio-visual media, signage, and infographics necessary for the practical development of the proposed teaching program.
Contingency plan 1. Modifications to the contents No modifications will be made in relation to the contents . 2. Methodologies *Teaching methodologies that are maintained 1. INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES 2. KEYNOTE SPEECH 3. DOCUMENT ANALYSIS 4. TUTORED PRACTICE 5. ORAL PRESENTATION 6. OBJECTIVE TEST *Teaching methodologies that are modified 1. INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES: Starting explanations of the goals, methodologies, and assessment criteria that are to be achieved during the four-month period, linked to the training program of the subject. In addition, the Tutored Practice will be explained; the Tutored Practice must developed during the four-month period. All this information is given during the first week of the class period, virtually through Teams. 2. KEYNOTE SPEECH: Theoretical contents will be taught following the instructional strategy called “flipped classroom”. That strategy reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content outside of the classroom. Teachers will send their students the theoretical contents in advance by means of the Moodle platform. At the beginning of the class-hours, possible doubts on the contents given in advance will be solved; after that, a test (available in Moodle) will be carried out to check whether everything has been understood. 3. DOCUMENT ANALYSIS: Methodological technique that involves the use of audiovisual and / or bibliographic documents relevant to the subject matter that will be available through the Moodle platform. 4. TUTORED PRACTICE: Project explained at the beginning of the four-month period and divided into several sections, each of which is connected with a block of the theoretical contents given. The Tutored Practice must be developed in work teams of students, assuming a collaborative task and sharing decisions. The student´s work require monitoring of their progress that will be done during the virtual sessions via Teams. 5. ORAL PRESENTATION: At the end of the course, each group must make an oral presentation of the Tutored Practice carried out during the course, presenting each one of its sections and with all the students´ involvement during a previously fixed time. The oral presentation, will be carried out virtually through Teams. 6. OBJECTIVE TEST: It will be done through the institutional Moodle platform (UDC) according to the official assessment schedule. 3. Mechanisms for personalized attention to students Email: To clear up doubts, and to ask for a virtual appointment via Teams Moodle (forum): Last news / for updating relevant information TEAMS: Monitoring sessions (tutorials) will be held via Teams, according to the official tutoring schedule. Virtual class sessions will be held weekly (via Teams) according to the official class schedule. 4. Modifications in the evaluation TUTORED PRACTICE: It will be held throughout the four-month period in the hours provided to students and with a periodicity that allows the monitoring and correction of the exposed tutored practice. Divided in two parts, it will be developed in teams of 3 or 4 students. It will be delivered through the Moodle platform. Supervised projects will account for 60% of the total final mark for the module. All practical work will be evaluated by the whole staff of lecturers of the subject to guarantee the homogeneity of the level in all the subgroups. ORAL PRESENTATION: The last day of the class period, each and every team of students will make a virtual oral presentation of the work done throughout the four-month period. All the students must participate. The public oral presentation will be developed via Teams and will account for 10% of the total final mark. OBJECTIVE TEST: Theoretical-practical test that is used for the evaluation of individual student learning. The Objective Test can combine different types of questions: multiple choice questions, ordering, short answer, discrimination, fill in..., association ..., etc. It may also consist of just one of the types of questions above. The test will be available in the Moodle platform according to the official assessment schedule. All the students will be familiar with this task through the partial tests done before based on the theoretical contents. This test will account for 30% of the final global mark. *Evaluation observations: The criteria explained in the Subject teaching guide will remain except for: Class attendance, that will be followed for the face-to face period of lessons, until the cancellation of the in-person class activity. 1. CASUISTRY: a. STUDENTS UNDER FULL-TIME COMMITMENT: Attendance and involvement in the class activities: minimum of 80% Development of the 100% of the whole work and class assignments. b. STUDENTS UNDER PART-TIME COMMITMENT AND OTHER UDC ACADEMIC EXEMPTIONS (Arts. 2.3; 3.b e 4.5) (29/5/212)”: Virtual monitoring of the Tutored Practice: minimum of 80% and participation together with the work team in development of the T.P. & the oral presentation: 100% Development of the 100% of all assignments and activities required in this subject. 2.- REQUIREMENTS TO PASS THE SUBJECT Meet all the requirements as explained above in each case. Develop the 100% of the TP and other assignments asked by the professors during the course. Meet the deadlines and participate in the oral presentation. The second opportunity will submit the same criteria as in the first one. Teaching, testing and assessment in respect of mobility programme students will be adapted to meet any special circumstances or supervision needs these students may have. 5. Modifications to the bibliography or webgraphy Students will have available in Moodle, a series of sources of information in pdf format. No modificatios will be done in relation to this issue.
(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.
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