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Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 
Rensselaer Catalog 2009-2010 [Archived Catalog]

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ARCH 4040 - Cities/Lands

This lecture-seminar is an examination of the parallel historical formation and operation of human settlements together with the territories associated with them, and the interrelations among them in Western Europe, North America, China, the Middle East, and North Africa. The purpose is to better understand the role spatial organization plays in the construction of social practices, human subjectivities, and technologies of power. While the differing paradigmatic notions of architectural and landscape practices will be explored in each cultural situation, the emphasis will be on the formative processes operating at all scales and among scales, and the more general design practices that have emerged, and could emerge, from these understandings.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: ARCH 2110, ARCH 2120, ARCH 2130, ARCH 2140, ARCH 2230, and ARCH 4140.

When Offered: Spring term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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