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Meredith L Clausen
ARCH 558
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Twentieth-Century Architecture

Specific focus changes from quarter to quarter. Prerequisite: graduate standing with background in art history, architecture, architectural history, or permission of instructor. Offered: jointly with ART H 591.

Class description

The specific subject of this seminar changes from year to year. The subject this year, winter '04, is Paris: Architecture & the Arts. We will meet weekly for a discussion of readings on Paris, addressing a wide range of issues affecting scholarship today. As the emphasis is on research, students will be asked to focus on a particular aspect of the arts and architecture of Paris, conduct their own research on it, give a brief synopsis of their work in class, and submit a final paper (5-10 pgs for students taking the course for 3 credits; 15-20 for those taking it for 5) at the end of the quarter.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Weekly discussions based on readings and individual research.

Recommended preparation

Graduate standing, or permission of the instructor.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly readings of selected essays, articles, or books, with short (2-3 pg) analytic papers based on the readings. A 5-10 pg paper will be required of students taking the course for 3 credits; a 15-20 pg paper will be required of those taking it for 5.

Class participation and papers.


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 Meredith L Clausen
Date: 11/02/2004