Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

ARCH 525 001 (CRN: 17015)

HISTORY & THEORY I (INTRO)

Long Title: HISTORY & THEORY I (INTRODUCTION)
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
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 25
Total Cross-list Max Enrollment: 55
Total Cross-list Enrolled: 59
Enrollment data as of: 20-OCT-2021 6:52PM
 
Additional 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 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: ARCH 225, HART 225, HART 545. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ARCH 525 if student has credit for ARCH 225.