Description: This introductory course exposes student's issues and debates that have driven architects and theorists from the early twentieth century to the present. The course is structured around a sequence of fourteen themes that have recurred as major issues throughout architectural history. Focusing on topics, ranging from representation, to media, to politics, urbanity, or the environment, teach theme is presented as a debate between differing viewpoints, in order to expose the positions that have motivated both theory and practice. In weekly discussion sections, we will be analyzing buildings and discussing canonical texts. These sections provide opportunities for students to develop their own positions on the issues debated, and to refine their ability to make arguments. Credit cannot be earned for ARCH 225 and ARCH 525.