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Kathryn Rogers Merlino
ARCH 150
Seattle Campus

Appreciation of Architecture I

Historical survey of the architecture of Western civilization. For nonmajors.

Class description

A broad survey of architectural history from the beginning of written history up until the dawn of the western Renaissance. The course generally focuses on the western tradition, with a few lectures on non-western traditions for a broader view of the built environment.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Slide lectures and some film. Exams are all by scantron form and will focus on the identification of sites and buildings and general questions about the culture, form, and ideas behind what and why something was built.

Recommended preparation

Coming to class is the most important part of this course. Read the chapter in the book before the lecture will help give an overview of the topic to be discussed.

Class assignments and grading

Beyond the exams, all students are required to attend one of five outside lectures given by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning during the quarter, and write a review of the event.

Exams and one written assignment.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kathryn Rogers Merlino
Date: 09/25/2005