Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
DFN 1111 Architecture Culture I: Early Civilizations & Medieval
Prerequisites: MATH 1113
The history of architecture is presented as a collection of buildings, each of which is seen as a concrete solution to a given set of culturally derived problems and issues. These buildings, as precedents, are not to be analyzed based on composition or aesthetic image, but rather as design solutions to complex socio-cultural problems. History is used as a didactic device to aid the design student in problem solving by presenting examples of how architects have successfully transformed the intellectual concerns of their day into built form.