AHST 101 History of Architecture I-Survey

A critical introduction to the history of architecture and urbanism. This course provides a chronological and comparative introduction to the cultural, aesthetic, technological and socio-political dimensions of architecture as investigated through the evolution of buildings and cities, from the ancient settlements of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, to the globalized metropolises of today. Individual works of architecture and their creators are emphasized in order to examine the roles that buildings play in shaping human interactions and the ways in which they record human cultural aspirations and achievements.