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

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ARCH 5110 - History, Theory, Criticism 2

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 builds upon the pre-modern precedents to examine 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. This course is required of all architecture graduate students in the M.Arch. program.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisite: ARCH 5100.

When Offered: Spring term anually.

Credit Hours: 4

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