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I took both ARCH & UD 10A and 10B with Sebastiano in preparation for applying to the Architectural Studies major. Sebastiano is a PhD candidate, so he is relatively new to lecturing and teaching students the material. Despite this, he does make an effort to engage students with the material through his use of detailed architectural vocabulary and genuine interest in the subject. Lecture can be quite boring at times, but at its core, the buildings and themes discussed are very intriguing. 10A focuses primarily on architectural history up to the Baroque, while 10B examines architecture from the end of the Baroque to Postmodernism. 10A and 10B both view architecture as a cultural production and use this lens in its examination of buildings. Both classes do not require a textbook and are largely based off of lectures. Grading is relatively simple; 35-40% is from reading responses, 15-20% is from the midterm, and the remaining percentage is from attendance in discussion and the final. The class should be a cake walk if you are good at memorization and can learn basic architectural vocabulary. All the TAs are great! I had Megan Meulemans for 10A and Kyle Stover for 10B. Both were wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. Put in a bit of effort, and this class will leave you with a greater understanding and appreciation of architecture.
Prof Fabbrini's lectures sometimes can be a bit boring sometimes and he would include A LOT of extra information. He talks pretty fast too so I would recommend bringing your laptop to type instead of struggling to write everything down. The midterm and and final are pretty easy. He gives you a review sheet a week or two before the exam of the buildings. The midterm is 20% and final is 30%, but there's reading responses 7/10 weeks that are worth 35% of your grade. The readings are pretty long but doable and you just have to write more or less 400 words about it, but the TAs grade it so try to see the style your TA wants and you're guaranteed a good score.
This class was a very interesting and easy GE! I highly recommend this class to anyone interested in architecture or history or just looking for an easy GE. I am personally very interested in architecture so I might be a bit biased though. Fabbrinni talks very quickly in lecture and it can be a bit overwhelming and hard to take notes, but luckily he gives a study guide with topics we need to know for the midterm/final on it so as long as you take the time to study for it (3-5 hours each test) you should get an A. Every week there is a 5-10 page reading about architecture and a page reading response due. This probably took me an hour or less every week. For discussion I had Kyle as my TA and he helped us a lot to understand the concepts.