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Vikramaditya Prakash
ARCH 251
Seattle Campus

World Architecture Non-Western Cultures

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

Conscientious reading, and hunger for knowledge.

Class assignments and grading

Three multiple choice exams with approximately 60 questions each.

The three exams. Not curved.


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 Vikramaditya Prakash
Date: 09/16/2013