Through photo slide lectures and seminars, the student is introduced to architectural design philosophies and construction systems that have developed over the ages. Influences such as social, political, religious, economic, and technological advances are traced from the first significant works of humans 5,000 years ago through the present day. A major concentration is western development since the 18th century, particularly in North America, and its significance to today’s society is emphasized. Discussion seminars provide an opportunity for the student to join in follow-up discussions of lectures, with the objective of developing visual perception and knowledge of architectural styles and principles through the history of architecture.
3 hours of lecture per week