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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 5100 - History, Theory, Criticism 1

This course addresses the history of architectural and related developments in selected Western and non-Western civilizations in order to construct a conceptual and strategic understanding of the relationships between architecture, culture, technology, and thought. In doing so, it will focus on key constructed spatial phenomena of the pre-modern world and where relevant elucidate the connection of these works of architecture and their motivating ideals to those of the modern and contemporary world. This course will also explore the history of the ideas, values, theories, and practices that contributed to the rise of modernity in the western world and eventually on a global scale. This course investigates the ideal of modernity as both a cultural phenomenon as it emerged in the Enlightenment with ideas of progress, the technological enframing of the world, scientific rationality, historical consciousness, etc. This course  is required of all architecture graduate students  in the M.Arch. program.

When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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