Subjects

instructors
units
4-0-8 U/G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (Lec), W 1-2 (Rec 1), F 11-12 (Rec 2), F 12-1 (Rec 3) (3-133 (Lec), 5-216 (all Rec))
prerequisites
description

Provides an outline of the history of architecture and urbanism from ancient times to the early modern period. Analyzes buildings as the products of culture and in relation to the special problems of architectural design. Stresses the geopolitical context of buildings and in the process familiarizes students with buildings, sites and cities from around the world.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar on selected topics from the history of Islamic urbanism. Examines patterns of settlement, urbanization, development, and architectural production in various places and periods, ranging from the formative period in the 7th century to the new cities emerging today.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U/G
schedule
T 9-12 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Undergraduates: Register for 4.622
Graduate: Register for 4.623

instructors
units
4-0-8 U / 4-0-5 G / 4-0-8 G
schedule
TR 2-3:30 (3-133)
prerequisites
description

Undergraduates: Register for 4.641
Graduates: Register for 4.644

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (3-370)
prerequisites
4.210 or permission of instructor
description

General study of modern architecture as a response to important technological, cultural, environmental, aesthetic, and theoretical challenges after the European Enlightenment.

instructors
TBA
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
MW 9:30-11:30 (3-133)
prerequisites
description

Critical examination of major developments in European, Asian, and American art from 1940 to the present. Surveys the mainstream of art production but also examines work from the margins that changes the canon (feminism, identity politics, AIDS activism, bio art) and retools the terms of art’s engagements with civic culture.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The qualifying paper is a scholarly article fit to be published in a peer-reviewed journal that is the result of research in the history, theory and criticism of architecture and art. Topic may not be in the area of the proposed thesis.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-26 G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Major Exam covers a historically broad area of interest and includes components of history, historiography, and theory. Preparation for the exam will focus on four or five themes agreed upon in advance by the student and the examiner, and are defined by their area of teaching interest.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Required of doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. The Minor Exam focuses on a specific area of specialization through which the student might develop their particular zone of expertise. Work is done in consultation with HTC faculty, in accordance with the HTC PhD Degree Program Guidelines.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
4.221; 4.619 or 4.621
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
4.221 and 4.661
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree in History, Theory and Criticism. Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
permission of advisor
description

Required for doctoral students in HTC as a prerequisite for work on the doctoral dissertation. Prior to candidacy, doctoral students are required to write and orally defend a proposal laying out the scope of their thesis, its significance, a survey of existing research and literature, the methods of research to be adopted, a bibliography and plan of work.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

“Automata, Automatism, Systems, Cybernetics” will explore the history of the human-machine interface in terms of feedback, exploring the cultural rather than engineering uptake of this idea.