ARC 342C / ARC 395C / UD 388R / LAR 328 / URB 353
A survey of Mexican architecture and urbanism from its origins in pre-Columbian times to the 21st century. Architecture will be understood as a cultural expression intricately connected to its historical context and the landscape that supports it.
- Students will learn about the most significant ideas, places, and architects that have shaped, and continue to shape, Mexican architecture and urbanism from the pre-Columbian and colonial periods through the 21st century.
- Students will learn to appreciate Mexican architecture and place-making as a cultural expression with distinctive and significant contributions to the global realm of architecture.
- Students are expected to expand their intellectual curiosity and appreciation towards ancient and indigenous cultures as well as contemporary Mexican culture, which is often poorly understood.
- Students are also expected to gain a general understanding of how people’s wills, historical circumstances, and belief systems, interact with nature and shape the built environment around us