This course is the first in a two-part series that explores the history of architecture around the world. Beginning with the earliest evidence of human habitation and extending to the middle of the eighteenth century, we examine the evolution of architecture and town building in places ranging from the ancient Near East, Egypt, and Classical Greece, to East Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. The approach is interdisciplinary, and combines aspects of architecture and history, as well as geography, cultural studies, and anthropology. The course consists of two lectures per week as well as a separate discussion section.
NB: The requirements of the Graduate course (ARC 387F) are slightly different from those of ARC 318K, but the schedule of exams and lectures is the same. For a copy of the graduate syllabus, please contact the instructor directly.