Honors Special Topics in Architecture, Site and Context

  • Course Number: 3970
  • Subject: Architecture
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Description:

    Special topics seminar dealing with issues of site and context in the field of Architecture. Topics vary with year and instructor. Consult Architecture program office and honors course catalog for more information. NOTE: May be taken more than once for credit when each topic is unique.

  • Beyond the Historic Center lies the Rome that is lived-in by a majority of Romans and has been a great cauldron of experiments in housing and neighborhood design for over 150 years. We consider the relationship between the city’s historic center and its periphery as well as issues of building typology, architectural style and urban planning that track with Rome’s social transformations of 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. The class consists of lectures and neighborhood walks that address such topics ‘smart’ cities, walkability, and urban design as a tool of social engineering; the effect of industrial growth on city planning; and the relationship between national identity and neighborhood identity.

  • Special Notes:

    This course is recommended for all students taking the architecture studio course.

  • Cross-listings:

    This is the Honors cross listing for ARCH 3241.

  • Pre-requisites:

    Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR.

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