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This module explores the history of architecture and its relation to visual art.

Topics in this module are:

  • Methods and materials
  • Architecture in China and the Far East
  • Cross-cultural influences
  • Architecture and the Industrial Revolution
  • Modern architecture
  • Postmodern and contemporary architecture
  • Green architecture

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Upon successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Discuss architecture’s significance to shelter and habitat.
  • Describe the traditional and modern styles of architecture.
  • Explain architectural materials and structural systems.
  • Describe architecture as a reflection of culture.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with symbolic uses of architecture.
  • Discuss new technologies and “green” adaptations in architectural design.