i1GB (CS 2100): History of Architecture and Urbanism I
This course provides a chronological review of major movements in global architecture and urbanism from pre-history to the 16th century. In it, students will analyze major movements and key works in order to understand the cultural, religious, anthropological, and sociological factors involved in the design of buildings and cities throughout the world. Particular attention will be paid to the analysis of specific relationships between the organization, configuration, and articulation of buildings and cities as well as the historical, conceptual, and political contexts with which they are associated.
Major Movements. To provide an understanding of the functional, structural, and aesthetic principles associated with major stylistic and ideological movements in global architecture from prehistory to the 16th century.
Historical Features. To investigate the formal, organizational, and material strategies chara