Search | Directories | Reference Tools
UW Home > Discover UW > Student Guide > UW Tacoma Course Catalog 

Instructor Class Description

Time Schedule:

Julie A. Nicoletta
TCXUS 276
Tacoma Campus

American Architecture

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.

Class description

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

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Julie A. Nicoletta
Date: 06/11/2010