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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Landscape Lecture by Julia Czerniak, Principal CLEAR

Professor Julia Czerniak is educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, and serves as Associate Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. Through her own design practice, CLEAR, and most recently as the former inaugural Director of UPSTATE: Syracuse’s SOA’s Center for Design, Research and Real-Estate, Julia’s  research and practice draw on the intersection of landscape and architecture.

Applied Trigonometry

Covers topics in analytical geometry and trigonometry. There is an emphasis on algebraic manipulation and on applications of the topics covered to the design field.

Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.

Presentation Techniques

Comprehensive presentations of selected studio projects are designed and produced for display and/or public presentation.

Co-requisite: ARLI462 Constructions

History + Theory V: Landscape Theory and Practice

Landscape as a system of representation and performance is studied through the tradition of formal and picturesque gardens, the discourses of the beautiful and sublime, urban parks, the integration of modernism and landscape, earth art, everyday and extreme landscapes, industrial and natural ecologies, and landscape urbanism.

Prerequisite: CRIT304 History + Theory III. Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.

Lighting Fundamentals

The basic design and technical requirements of lighting systems are introduced with an emphasis on commercial and entertainment applications.

Prerequisite: ARLI250 Studio I, or equivalent.

Studio V: Architecture

Design theory, process and building technologies are applied to the problem of a building within an urban context.

Prerequisite: ARLI353 Studio IV

History + Theory III: Contemporary Theories and Practices in Architecture

Investigates a diversity of critical and generative approaches to twentieth century design situated historically while introducing current themes and debates in contemporary architectural practice and related disciplines.

Prerequisite: CRIT205 History + Theory I or CRIT206 History + Theory II. Required for Architecture/Landscape/ Interiors majors.

Studio III: Interiors

Design theory, process, and interior technologies are applied to projects that address non-residential interiors, such as restaurants, stores, spas, exhibits, entertainment and meeting venues, etc.

Prerequisites: ARLI250 Studio I, ARLI261 Technologies + Ecologies II, ARLI271 Digital Media II-A

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