Itohan I Osayimwese
Instructor-initiated and department-approved systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in preceding quarter.
In this advanced undergraduate and graduate level seminar course, we will complicate the conventional narrative of modernism by investigating varying influences on and effects of German architecture during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Student learning goals
Students will acquire a broad perspective on the intellectual, cultural, economic, and political contexts of German architecture at the beginning of modernism.
Students will learn to think of architectural discourse beyond the seemingly rigid boundaries of the western canon.
General method of instruction
Survey courses in architectural history and/or art history are recommended. Some knowledge of German history will be helpful, as will coursework in Cultural Studies.
Class assignments and grading
A bibliography, paper outline, and final paper will be required.
Grades will be assigned on the basis of class participation and quality of bibliography, outline, and final paper.