History of Architecture Lecture
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLSD 2100
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Architectural History, Theory & Criticism
This lecture course surveys built environments, individual buildings, and landscapes crated by early humans. From studies of complex shelters, social spaces and margins by prehistoric people, to the design and structures associated with Greek Hellenism in the West, students learn about the early history of building activity and how certain forms have endured to the present. Early architecture of Africa the Americas and Asia with particular emphasis on wooden forms will be covered. Students learn how the transference of cultural aesthetic influences takes place. Weekly lectures are followed by preceptorials and off-campus site visit.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: University undergraduate students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture. Co-requisite(s): PLSD 2101 Recitation.


Open to Undergraduate students.