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Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 4120 - Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 1


Building on the knowledge, critical perspectives, and abilities that students have acquired in the previous courses in the history, theory, and criticism sequence, this course along with its successor, ARCH 4130 Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 2, begins a study 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 explores 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.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: ARCH 4130 Modernity in Culture, Civilization, and Architecture 2.

When Offered: Spring term annually.



Credit Hours: 2



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