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Professional Concerns I
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An overview of professional concerns through examination of the history of the profession and the activities, services, markets,clients, and organization of professional firms. Issues relating to project management, marketing, and the economic base of architectural practice, as well as ethical issues confronting individual practitioners and the profession at large.

A recurring issue throughout this course involves an exploration of contradictions. We will examine contradictions within the profession itself, understanding the importance of a “body of knowledge” involving professional practice and an apparatus for criticizing problems of contemporary practice. This courses addresses a wide range of practice issues in architecture including:
• Professional Ethics
• Project Development and Management
• Regulatory Processes
• Insurance and Legal Issues
• Business Practices
• Critical Dimensions of Practice
• Licensing and Regulation
• Practice Dynamics in architecture and related fields
• Career Development strategies

Old Course Numbers: APFC 4100/6161

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Professional Concerns