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ARC (Architecture)
141
004903
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Architectural History
Intro to Architectural Hist
College of Design
Architecture (12ARC)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Letter Grade Only
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Kristen Schaffer
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC3535NoN/A
R: For non-Architecture majors only.

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
World architectural history of sacred and secular buildings and buildings with emphasis before the modern era. For non-Architecture majors only. Does not count toward Architecture degrees.

There is no architectural history course offered by the School of Architecture expressly for non-majors.  The existing non-majors section of a course required for our majors, ARC 241-601, is not appropriately geared to non-majors. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Recognize the limitations of seeing the world only through the western lens
Identify the world's major architectural traditions
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of cultural and religious contexts
 
 
Measures include tests, forum posts and responses, and map and timeline assignments. For instance, the forum post prompt:
Choose a sacred building or site. Describe and discuss it in terms of what makes a site or building sacred. How is a sacred place recognized? What are the forms and symbols associated with it? Where do the symbols and associations come from? Be sure to be specific about names, dates, places, patrons, makers, cultures, religions, and places.
 
 
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of climate, material, and structure
Describe key examples of architecture in terms of architectural language and principles
 
 
Measures include tests, forum posts and responses. For instance, the forum post prompt:
Choose a building type from one of the sacred building types: a temple, stupa or pagoda, church, or mosque, but from another culture, country or era, different from the one we studied together. Discuss and analyze the sacred structure you have chosen in terms of architectural language, material, culture, climates and/or materials. Be sure to observe the characteristics that your building shares with those of the same type.
 
 
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Recognize the limitations of seeing the world only through the western lens
Identify the world's major architectural traditions
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of cultural and religious contexts
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of climate, material, and structure
Describe key examples of architecture in terms of architectural language and principles
 
 
Measures include tests, forum posts and responses, and map assignments. For instance, the forum post prompt:
Choose a building that is in some way similar to the structure you chose in the either of your previous forum, such as one that has the same or a similar function or purpose; is constructed of the same or similar materials; or relates to its environment in a similar way. Then, compare the two. Be sure to describe the new building and remind us of your earlier one.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Recognize the limitations of seeing the world only through the western lens
Identify the world's major architectural traditions
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of cultural and religious contexts
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of climate, material, and structure
Describe key examples of architecture in terms of architectural language and principles
 
 
Measures include tests, forum posts and responses.
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of cultural and religious contexts
 
 
Measures include tests, forum posts and responses.
 
 
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of climate, material, and structure
Describe key examples of architecture in terms of architectural language and principles
 
 
Measures include tests, forum posts and responses.
US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
no restrictions
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
no restrictions
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
For non-Architecture majors only.
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
Ability to read basic, diagrammatic building and site plans.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Buildings Across Time: An Introduction to World Architecture - Michael Fazio et al. 4th Edition
ISBN-10: 0073379298; ISBN-13: 978-0073379296
Cost: $134.20
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Readings will be assigned from the required text. Additional readings will be posted on Moodle.
Dwelling in the World
Dwelling and Power
Sacred Sites
Sacred Building Types
Secular Building Types
Modern Era Buildings
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
None.
No new instructional resources will be required. This course replaces the existing ARC 241-601.

To provide non-Architecture majors with an introduction to the history of architecture


To broaden the student's conception of architecture


To situate architecture in its historical, cultural and physical contexts


Student Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:


1. Recognize the limitations of seeing the world only through the western lens


2. Identify the world's major architectural traditions


3. Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of cultural and religious contexts


4. Discuss key examples of architecture in terms of climate, material, and structure


5. Describe key examples of architecture in terms of architectural language and principles


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes5%Quiz the 1st week to see if the student can read and understand visual material in a meaningful way.
Exam12%Test comprehension of material covered in Dwelling in the World
Exam12%Test comprehension of material covered in Dwelling and Power
Exam12%Test comprehension of material covered in Sacred Sites
Exam12%Test comprehension of material covered in Sacred Building Types
Exam12%Test comprehension of material covered in Secular Building Types and Modern Era Buildings
Forum_post15%Three (3) initiated forum posts to demonstrate ability to explain in writing the relation of architecture to its contexts.
Forum_post10%Two (2) responses to the posts of others to demonstrate ability to respond thoughtfully and critically to a position taken by others.
Other5%fill in timeline
Other5%fill in map
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction1 weeklectures and assigned readings
quiz
beginning of map and timeline assignments
Dwelling in the World 3 weekslectures and assigned readings
exam
Dwelling and Power3 weekslectures and assigned readings
exam
forum post and response
Sacred Sites3 weekslectures and assigned readings
exam
Sacred Building Types3 weekslectures and assigned readings
exam
forum posts and response
Secular Building Types2 weekslectures and assigned readings
Modern Era Buildings1 weeklectures and assigned readings
exam
forum post

aeherget (Thu, 26 Oct 2017 19:47:39 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus from UCCC 10/25/2017 Friendly Suggestion provided by instructor via email 10/26/2017.
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