Introduction to Architectural Theory

This course presents the range of material factors (physical, cultural, social, and historical) that condition the production of architecture and their interaction with the ideologies (interpretive, theoretical, and critical) that elaborate these factors at particular times. The objective is to introduce the discipline of architecture – its distinct mode of thought and operation, recent history, and relation to other spheres of cultural production, such as art, science, technology, and politics – by addressing issues related to the development of architectural theory.Syllabus for 3202