ARCH 525 - HISTORY & THEORY I (INTRO)
Long Title: HISTORY & THEORY I (INTRODUCTION)
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Description: This introductory course exposes students 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. Cross-list: HART 545, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: ARCH 225. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 525 if student has credit for ARCH 225.