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Brian Mclaren
ARCH 442
Seattle Campus

Africa and Middle East Seminar

Advanced introduction to colonial and postcolonial architecture in Africa and the Middle East, beginning with the initial European colonization in the mid-nineteenth century. Provides a historical understanding of the formation of distinctive regional and/or national identities in the architecture of these regions. Offered: Sp.

Class description

The seminar is structured to emphasize the identification, definition and comparison of colonial and postcolonial states within this region. The course will be conducted as a lecture course and participatory seminar meeting twice per week, emphasizing the close reading and informed discussion of reading materials and projects. In addition to exposing students to modern architecture in Africa and the Middle East, the intention of the class is to provide the necessary tools to critically analyze contemporary architectural works as culturally situated objects.

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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 Brian Mclaren
Date: 01/02/2008