Julie A. Nicoletta
Examines the architecture of the United States from early Native American structures to late twentieth-century buildings. Focuses on issues concerning style, technology, regionalism, functions, and reform to address the diverse forces that have shaped and continue to shape American architecture.
This course will examine the architecture of the United States from early Native American structures to twenty-first-century buildings. Through slide lectures, readings, and field trips, we will focus on issues concerning style, technology, regionalism, function, reform, and sustainability to address the diverse forces that have shaped and continue to shape American architecture.
Student learning goals
Students will gain an understanding of the significance of architecture in the historical development of the United States.
Through in-class discussions and field trips, students will acquire skills to visually analyze buildings.
Equally important to the class will be the development of research, writing, and critical-thinking skills through numerous assignments, including exams and papers.
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading