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HUMN 242 - History of Western and World Architecture II

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  or permission of the instructor

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

The diverse factors that have shaped Western and world architecture from prehistory to the Renaissance are explored through reading, writing, discussion, and special projects. The course begins with an abbreviated presentation of major developments in Western architecture prior to the Renaissance.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: SUNY GE 7: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge areas required by the General Education program.

Students will be able to:

  1. Show proficiency with the specialized vocabulary, historical context and breadth of the field.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to synthesize ideas from primary and/or secondary sources.
  3. Evaluate the aesthetic and didactic aspects of a text.

SUNY GE 8: Students will demonstrate understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.

Students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the elements of art, and principles of design using descriptive writing; and articulate supported interpretations of select works.
  2. Create illustrative graphics in which students effectively utilize the elements of art and principles of design.
  3. Identify select works, architects, and styles/periods in the history of architecture.
  4. Explain major developments in the history of architecture, and how socio-cultural change has affected architects/builders.