An introduction to architecture as an artistic and scientific endeavor as well as an examination of its purpose and intentions, its processes, and its products. Students will develop an understanding of the social, cultural, historical, technological, economic, and natural context influencing the design of buildings and other objects.
Note: ARCH 201 is a pre-requisite for ARCH 406 Design Thinking in the Built Environment Studio I, a senior elective offered in the fall term that introduces undergraduate students to studio culture and design thinking. Other SAPL opportunities include the Minor in Architectural Studies and the annual Design Matters Lecture Series.
This course may not be repeated for credit.