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Architectural History (ARCH 1540)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 3

Description: You will review the history of architecture through the evolution of styles from ancient Egyptian through postmodern. The class will analyze the architectural styles of civilizations from 2300 BC to the 20th century and study major buildings from the Parthenon to the Pantheon.

Topical Outline:
1. Early civilizations and their contributions to architecture and urban planning
2. Medieval architecture and the spread of civilizations and how they led to global trends in architecture
3. The Renaissance and the rise of humanism
4. The Industrial Revolution and late 19th century innovation and their influence on architecture
5. 20th century events and their effect on the built environment
6. Current and developing trends in design and planning

Learning Outcomes:
1. Define the major historical “style” and their characteristics
2. Research a style in depth and apply it’s characteristics to buildings not previously discussed
3. Identify historic references in buildings designed in the 20th and 21st century
4. Use the characteristics of a particular historical style in the design of a new architectural project

Prerequisites:  Placement into MATH 0070