Course Schedule - Fall 17

     

ARCH 225 001 (CRN: 17014)

HISTORY & THEORY I (INTRO)

Long Title: HISTORY & THEORY I (INTRO)
Department: Architecture
Instructor: Geiser, Reto
Meeting: 9:25AM - 10:40AM TR ANH 117 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Distribution Group: Distribution Group I
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 55
Section Enrolled: 31 (Reserved + All Others)
Reserved Seats for Fall 17 Matriculants: 22 (1 Available)
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 55
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 57
Enrollment data as of: 20-NOV-2017 5:27AM
 
Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Take-Home Exam
Final Exam Time:
9-DEC-2017  
9:00AM - 12:00PM S TBA TBA
 
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.