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ARCH 646 American Architectural History

ARCH 646.  American Architectural History.  3 Credits.     

This course surveys the history of architecture in the USA from the beginning of European settlements to mid-20th century. It is organized based on place types that include, among others, townships, housing, commercial developments, civic structures, agricultural and rural buildings and settlements, and religious buildings and communities. It also covers a range of topics such as architectural styles, typologies, building tectonics, patterns of diffusion, and socio-economic factors that influenced the development of these historic place types.