Elective seminars and workshops are 3-credit classes investigating architectural issues through critical reading, thorough research, student discussions, and scholarly production. Contemporary architectural issues are addressed through a wide range of sites, design processes, climates, representation methods, programs, and thematic interests. While some courses are recurring, many topics change every semester. Recent course topics include ecological technology, inflatable architecture, contemporary cinema, parametric surfacing techniques, urban design, digital design techniques, contemporary architectural theory and more. Students can choose from these offerings and customize a particular curricular pathway through the architecture program.