Introduction to historical and contemporary built environments of non-Judeo-Christian civilizations, primarily Hindu, Buddhist, Islamic, and Meso-American, as manifestations of cultural history and as responses to environmental determinants. Offered: Sp.
This course is intended to introduce students to the relationship between architecture and culture. The course will be arranged as a brief and highly selective historical survey of South Asian Architecture.
Student learning goals
Will learn about world civilizations, particularly South Asia.
Will learn global history
Will learn appreciation of architecture
General method of instruction
Lectures by professor with fully animated PowerPoint presentations. A film series, The Story of India, will be shown in class to complement the lectures.
Conscientious reading, and hunger for knowledge.
Class assignments and grading
Three multiple choice exams with approximately 60 questions each.Active participation in class.
The three exams. Not curved.