Term: Winter 2024
Section: 2
Class Number: 10269
Credits: 3
Required: Yes
Elective: No
Course Brief

/ ARCH 323

History of Architecture II: Imperialism, Revolution, Colonialism, Nationalism

This course is the second in the undergraduate two-course sequence (ARCH 313/323) surveying the history of architecture.

The course offers an introduction to the global history of architecture and urbanism from the 16th century to the present. This period of time reflects an increasingly interconnected world, beginning with the first Global Age and extending to our globalized present. As such, we will examine the history of the built environment across these centuries via the geopolitical forces that have driven this process: imperialism, revolution, colonialism, and nationalism. Our exploration of each theme will consider cross-cultural parallels, confrontations, entanglements, and exchanges. This approach will enable us to see architecture as a means through which global society has been constructed, deconstructed, and reconstructed. In the process, the course aims to provide an understanding of the social, cultural, political, economic, and material complexities that shape and are shaped by the built environment.

Please note: This course is only for undergraduates and does NOT count as an architecture history elective for M.Arch 3G students.


Tues, Thurs 4:30-6:00pm A&AB 2108


Anna Mascorella