Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2010
Class ARCH 413
Class Title History of Architecture and Urbanism
Description This course surveys key themes in the history of architecture and urbanism from antiquity to the present. The course is intended to introduce students to leading developments in the history and theory of architecture and urban design, both chronologically and thematically. The scope of material covered in this course is broad in geographical terms, and will include settings in Europe, Asia, The Americas, and Africa. The course seeks to illuminate ways that architecture has historically been shaped by the formal and theoretical intentions of the architect, the preferences and needs of the client, and the particular mix of social, economic, cultural, and technical practices present in a given time and place. Our objective is to provide a conceptual framework to help students both digest a substantial body of visual and factual information, and develop new habits of seeing, analyzing, and thinking critically about architecture.
Prereq 3G Option student
Crosslist none
Required Yes
Elective No
Selective No
Meets T, TH 10:00-11:30am 2108 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Andrew Herscher
Syllabus not available