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Course detail

Unseen City

Course unit code: FA-NEM
Academic year: 2010/2011
Type of course unit: compulsory-optional
Level of course unit: Bachelor's (1st cycle)
Year of study: 4
Semester: winter
Number of ECTS credits:
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Semestral work - analysis and improvements of chosen public space in the city of Brno with focus on movement of blind and visual impaired people.
Mode of delivery:
90 % face-to-face, 10 % distance learning
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of building design (urban, architectural and structural design).
Co-requisites:
Not applicable.
Recommended optional programme components:
Not applicable.
Course contents (annotation):
Students will be acquainted with the problematic of orientation of blind and visual impaired people in public space in the form of lectures and special seminars. They will work up a semestral work - analysis and improvements of chosen public space in the city of Brno. The course will be provided in cooperation with TyfloCentrum Brno, o.p.s. (Blind League Brno).
Recommended or required reading:
Dudr, Viktor, Lněnička, Petr. Navrhování staveb pro samostatný a bezpečný pohyb nevidomých a slabozrakých osob. ČKAIT Praha, 2002. (CS)
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Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes:
Study will be evaluated on the base of the semestral work.
Language of instruction:
Czech
Work placements:
Not applicable.
Course curriculum:
In the first part of the semester will students be acquainted with the problematic of orientation of blind and visual impaired people in public space in the form of lectures and special seminars (experience course, personal meeting). In the second part they will work (on the base of gained experience) up an analysis and improvements of chosen public space.
Aims:
To make students acquainted with the problematic of orientation of blind and visual impaired people in public space.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences:
Presence at lectures and seminars results from the duty to consult with the teacher about the seminar assignment.

Type of course unit:

Seminar: 26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer: Ing. arch. Jan Foretník, Ph.D.

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