2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

History of Architecture, BA

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Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Chair
308 Bowne Hall
Matilde Mateo, Undergraduate Director
Suite 308 Bowne Hall


Jean-François Bédard, Lawrence Chua, Susan Henderson, Matilde Mateo, Glenn Peers, Romita Ray

The major 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, 16th-18th c. French architecture, American architecture, Medievalism, and South and East Asian architecture.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Analyze world works of architecture and urbanism from different eras from a formal perspective

2. Explain the historical relationships between architectural culture, landscape and building production, technological development, and economic and political history

3. Apply current historiographical approaches and scholarly methodologies to the study of the built environment

4. Communicate their ideas and arguments clearly in writing

5. Argue their ideas clearly through oral and visual presentations

6. Formulate an original thesis topic based on original research of primary and secondary sources

Major Requirements

To fulfill the requirements of the Major in History of Architecture, students must complete 30 credits of course work distributed in the following way:

AND 24 additional credits of upper-division HOA or/and ARC courses on history of architecture numbered 300 and above from these lists:

In addition:

Students can have up to 6 credits count towards the major from any combination of these courses.

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