Through photo slide lectures and seminars, the student discovers architectural design philosophies and construction systems that have developed over the ages. Social, political, religious, and economic influences and technological advances are traced from the first significant works of humans 5,000 years ago through the present day. A major focus is western development since the eighteenth century, particularly in North America, and its significance to today’s society. Discussion seminars provide 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