GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2012
09690: Discourse and Methods (ADV 0969000)
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Seminar - 4 credits
Monday 9:00 - 12:00 42 Kirkland 1A
The seminar is designed as an introduction to the methodologies and disciplines that have shaped the field of architectural history and theory. We will probe critical perspectives on architecture's relation to aesthetics, society, and the environment as well as examine the enduring historical and epistemological significance of these perspectives. Topics include: autonomy, formalism, history to new historicism, phenomenology, semiotics, gender and psychoanalysis, ecology, the metropolis, the culture wars, technology and science.
Intended for PhD candidates.