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  Dec 16, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

History of Architecture Minor

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Romita Ray, Chair
308 Bowne Hall
Wayne Frantis, Undergraduate Director (Fall 2017)

Matilde Mateo, Undergraduate Director (Spring 18)
Department of Art and Music Histories
Suite 308 Bowne Hall


Jean-François Bédard, Lawrence Chua, Richard Ingersoll, Susan Henderson, Matilde M. Mateo, Romita Ray

The minor in History of Architecture explores the history of styles and monuments. It also provides you with a rich and nuanced understanding of how humanity has interacted with the environment by constructing buildings and cities and by manipulating the landscape, under different social, political, technological and economic circumstances. The research and teaching specialties of the history of architecture faculty include Islamic architecture, architecture of the Middle Ages, 16th c. Italian architecture, French Early Modern architecture, American architecture, Medievalism, Indian architecture, and Southeast and East Asian architecture.


The Minor in Architectural History requires 18 credits of coursework. These courses must be upper-level (300 level and above), of which 15 need to be from the list below. Of these 15 credits, 6 must be HOA courses taken at the Department of Art & Music Histories, and 9 must be ARC courses, taken at the School of Architecture. The remaining 3 credits may be taken from the list below or from any HOA upper-level courses. Students may petition to have up to 6 credits of selected topics courses in architectural history (ARC or HOA) count toward the minor.

History of Architecture

The following courses offered by the School of Architecture (ARC) and the Department of Art & Music Histories (HOA) count as courses on the History of Architecture:

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