Term: Winter 2021
Class Number: 323
Credits: 3
Required: Yes
Elective: No

/ ARCH 323

History of Architecture II

This course is the second in the undergraduate two-course sequence (Arch 313/323) surveying the history of architecture from antiquity to the present. This course will provide an introduction to global architecture and urbanism from the 16th century to the present. A major theme will be architectural engagements with such global contexts as imperialism, colonialism, capitalism and modernization. Rather than assuming that these contexts simply pre-exist and shape architecture, the course will pursue the co-constitutive interactions between architecture and its various economic, political, social and cultural surrounds. In exploring these interactions, the course will present architectural history not as an empirically-verifiable record, but as a discursive representation of the past, a mediation of present concerns, and a production of possible futures: a project that can open up new ways of thinking about and practicing architecture.


Class instruction mode: Online

Lecture: Mon, Wed 8:30-9:30am
Multiple discussion sections offered.


  • 002: Fri 9:30-10:30am 
  • 003: Fri 8:30-9:30am 
  • 004: Fri 9:30-10:30am
  • 005: Fri 8:30-9:30am 


Andrew Herscher