ARC 201 Introduction to American Architecture

This course examines the stylistic characteristics, architectural details, and social influences associated with American architecture with particular emphasis on common genres found in southeastern New England.  Buildings and structures are viewed as artistic entities, characterized by various formal predilections including the handling of the massing, facade composition, surface treatment, artistic handling of detail and the like.  The interconnectivity between stylistic developments, advances in building technology and economic influences (including green building practices) and the cultural aesthetics are investigated.  Prerequisite: ENG 101.  Three lecture hours per week. Competency met: Humanities (6.0), Ethical Dimensions (7.0).  3 credits  Spring

3 credits
Link to the main site.