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    Erie Community College
  Feb 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

AR 135 - History of Architecture

Credit Hours: 3

History of Architecture utilizes the lens of history to study how social, economic, political, religious, and technological developments of a time period influence the creative process of the architect. Observing the city and its buildings, the canvas of the architect, students will study major architectural movements throughout the course of the semester. Students will exhibit an understanding of the creative process utilized and catalog their encounters by keeping a sketchbook where they will diagram and sketch the defining components of each movement.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the relationships of architectural styles to the appropriate time period;
  • explain the underlying social, economic and political catalyst behind architectural styles;
  • discuss the principal creative process behind the development of significant designs from several specific eras;
  • illustrate architectural styles and their design elements; and
  • demonstrate an ability to use advanced library services.


F/S (S)