Meredith L Clausen
Paris: Architecture & Urbanism. The course covers the growth of the city from its Gallic, pre-Roman origins in the 2nd century BCE through Mitterrand's Grands Projets in the 1980s and '90s, up to the work of Jean Nouvel, Paul Andreu and other contemporary architects practicing in Paris today. The focus is on the changing patterns of the physical fabric of the city and its buildings, as seen within the context of the broader political, social, economic, and cultural history.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
All reading assignments will be in English, with French sources recommended for those who know the language. There is a text, which will be supplemented by a selection of readings drawn from other sources.
Grades will be based on exams, a research paper, and class participation. There will be two exams, plus a 5-10 page research paper for those taking the course for 3 credits; a more substantial 10-15 page paper will be required of those taking it for 5 credits.