This course will explore the basic models for the writing and research of architectural history and related fields. Discussions will include the evolution of the discipline of architectural history, its intellectual lineages, major theories of history, and various methodological models used in research and writing. Readings and critiques of basic texts will be supplemented with several short writing assignments. Students will also make in-class presentations during the term. One longer research paper (approximately 20-25 pages) will be due.