ARC 1720 – Survey of Architectural History


General Education Credit: H,N (WR)
High School Credit: 0.5

Course Instructor: Phyllis Henderson
Phyllis J. Henderson
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About The Course

The course examines architectural intentions in human history from prehistoric ages to the contemporary age. The primary objective is to help students develop their own historical perspective in interpreting the built environment. With a primary focus on Western civilizations, the course also includes Non-Western civilizations in order for students to procure a comparative perspective for understanding architectural history across cultural differences. The course demonstrates the interaction between form and idea in architectural creation.

This course is recommended for non-architecture majors only.

Course Goals

  1. As a result of the course, students are expected to understand how history defines the horizon of human dwelling. Throughout the course, meaning and expression will be stressed. It is intended that basic principles of design will become apparent and, as a result, these principles will prove meaningful to the student’s personal, cultural and professional growth.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective