ARH 640 Architectural History – Introduction

ARH 640 Architectural History – Introduction

Faculty: Laura Brugger / Ana Mayoral Moratilla

Course Description

This course will give an overview from early to pre-modern periods of western and non-western architectural development, spanning from approximately 3000 B.C. to 1890 A.D. The content will provide an important background for the understanding of the cultural evolution of architectural design that has influenced the built world.

Course Learning Outcome

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Demonstrate understanding of the environmental, technological, cultural, political, and stylistic characteristics of historic architecture
    • Demonstrate understanding the diverse values, behavioral and norms of different cultures
    • Apply relevant research and effectively paraphrase, quote and footnote from multiple academic sources
    • Use expository writing techniques to communicate architectural history ideas
    • Analyze stylistic and structural characteristics of architecture from images
    • Effectively use images and diagrams to communicate architectural ideas
    • Recognize buildings as a product of their historical context and discuss ways in which historians have understood them
    • Analyze methods and materials used during each period and the social environment in which they developed