Subjects

The Department of Architecture is "Course 4". The method of assigning numbers to classes is to write the course number in Arabic numerals followed by a period and three digits, which are used to differentiate courses. Most classes retain the same number from year to year. Architecture groups its numbers by discipline group.

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Fall 2017 End-of-Term Reviews and Exams Chart — last updated 9/1/2017
Fall 2017 Department Final Exam & Review Schedule— last updated 11/20/2017
IAP 2018 Class Schedule — last updated 12/11/2017
Spring 2018 Class Schedule — last updated 12/11/2017
Spring 2018 End-of-Term Reviews and Exams Chartlast updated 11/30/2017
Current Pre-Thesis and Thesis Registration information — last updated 8/30/2017

Institute Class Schedule
Department End-of-Term Policy

Independent Project Study Form

instructors
units
3-1-5 G
schedule
W 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Preparatory research development leading to a well-conceived proposition for the MArch design thesis. Students formulate a cohesive thesis argument and critical project using supportive research and case studies through a variety of representational media, critical traditions, and architectural/artistic conventions.

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
M 9-12 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

Explores initial thesis ideas and bases for choosing among multiple interests. Assessment of design research strengths and weaknesses. Overview of conceptual frameworks and research methods. Preparation for summer field research and proposal development.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-12 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Students select thesis topic, define method of approach, and prepare thesis proposal for SMArchS degree. Faculty supervision on an individual or group basis. Intended for SMArchS program students prior to registration for 4.ThG.

Note: this term only Architecture Design section offered as a formal class.

instructors
Mario Caro
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-1 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Aids students in the selection of a thesis topic, development of an approach method, preparation of a proposal that includes an outline for their thesis. Explores artistic practice as a method of critical inquiry and knowledge production/dissemination. Students examine artist writings and consider academic formats and standards.

instructors
Mario Caro
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 9-1 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.388, Coreq: 4.THG
description

Series of tutorials that includes regular presentations of student writing in group critiques and supports independent thesis research and development by providing guidance on research strategy and written presentation.

Sessions supplemented by regular individual conferences with thesis committee members.

instructors
Supervisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 9:30-12:30 (4-146)
prerequisites
4.221 or permission of instructor
description

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

instructors
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
M 9-12 (3-329)
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
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Program of research and writing of thesis; to be arranged by the student with supervising committee.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-11 U
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
4.119 or 4.THT
description

Program of thesis research leading to the writing of an SB thesis, to be arranged by the student and an appropriate MIT faculty member. Intended for seniors. 12 units recommended.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA U
schedule
see supervisor ()
prerequisites
description

MIT's Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) cultivates and supports research partnerships between MIT undergraduates and faculty. UROP offers the chance to work on cutting edge research—whether you join established research projects or pursue your own ideas.

This subject is pass/fail — students who wish a letter grade option for their work must register for 4.URG.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBA U
schedule
see supervisor ()
prerequisites
description

Research and project activities, which cover the range represented by the various research interests and projects in the department. Students who wish a letter grade option for their work must register for 4.URG.

Students who wish to have pass/fail instead of a grade must register for 4.UR.

Architecture and Urbanism

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (studio)
prerequisites
description

This course introduces students to the foundational concepts of design thinking. Through a combination of drawing and making, students will learn how to materialize and spatialize organizational systems, drawing from precedents in mathematics, nature, and other disciplines.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.023, 4.401, 4.500
description

Provides instruction in architectural design and project development with an emphasis on social, cultural, or civic programs. Builds on foundational design skills with more complex constraints and contexts. Integrates aspects of architectural theory, building technology, and computation into the design process.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 3-5 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Overview of design as the giving of form, order, and interactivity to the objects that define our daily life. Follows the path from project to interactive product. Covers the overall design process, preparing students for work in a hands-on studio learning environment. Emphasizes design development and constraints.

instructors
TBA
units
2-4-6 U/G
schedule
F 9-12 (5-134)
prerequisites
description

Provides an introduction to working with information, data and visualization in a hands-on studio learning environment. Studies the history and theory of information, followed by a series of projects in which students apply the ideas directly. Progresses though basic data analysis, visual design and presentation, and more sophisticated interaction techniques.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 3-4:30 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Introduces core principles, techniques and technologies for design across a wide range of media in a studio environment. Explores ideas related to form, materials, tools, systems, and structures through project-based exercises. Develops familiarity with design process, critical observation, and tools for the translation of design concepts into digital and physical constructs.

instructors
J. Meejin Yoon, Neri Oxman
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
T 10-12, W 7-9 (E14-633, TBA)
prerequisites
description

Inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' canonical Powers of Ten, explores the relationship between science and engineering through the lens of design. Examines how transformations in science and technology have influenced design thinking and vice versa.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
WF 9:30-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides instruction in designing and building a functional piece of furniture from an original design. Develops woodworking techniques from use of traditional hand tools to digital fabrication. Gives students the opportunity to practice design without using a building program or code.

instructors
Marc Simmons, John Klein
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
F 9-12 (3-133)
prerequisites
description

Fosters a holistic understanding of the architectural-building cycle, enabling students to build upon the history of design and construction to make informed decisions towards developing innovative building systems. Includes an overview of materials, processing methods, and their formation into building systems across cultures.

instructors
units
3-9-6 U/G
schedule
MW 3-5 (TBA)
prerequisites
UG: Permission of instructor; Grad: MAS.863J or Permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.141; G: 4.142

instructors
Mariana Ibanez, Jennifer W. Leung, Christoph Kumpusche
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.151
description

Builds on Core I skills and expands the constraints of the architectural problem to include issues of urban site logistics, cultural and programmatic material (inhabitation and human factors), and long span structures.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR or RF 1-6 (TBA) (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR or RF 1-6 (TBA) (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR or RF 1-6 (TBA) (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
Cristina Goberna Pesudo
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
Marc Simmons
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR or RF 1-6 (TBA) (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
Angelo Bucci
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR or RF 1-6 (TBA) (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
Janice Yolande Daniels
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.153
description

Offers a broad range of advanced-level investigations in architectural design in various contexts, including international sites. Integrates theoretical and technological discourses into specific topics.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 6-7:30 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This “workshop” examines the power of the digital “image” and its shifting status in architectural discourse and production.

instructors
units
6-3-6 G
schedule
MW 9-12 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This joint architecture and planning workshop will focus on "rurbanism" in Gujarat, India. Conversion of rural to "Rurban" and "peri-urban" settlements is the most rapid form of urbanization in India and other historically rural areas of the world.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
1st meeting: 2/8, 3:30 pm (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Considers a new interdisciplinary paradigm of practice that regards dialogue among practitioners and users essential for efficacious and creative design and planning process. Focuses on non-traditional client groups: communities, the poor, and the generally excluded middle-income.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
4.252J or 11.001J or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.251; G: 4.251J or 11.330J

instructors
TBA
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 9-11 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Examines innovations in urban design practice occurring through the work of leading practitioners in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. Features lectures by major national and global practitioners in urban design.

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Gilad Rosenzweig
units
2-4-6 G
schedule
TBA (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Students work in entrepreneurial teams to advance innovative ideas, products, services, and firms oriented to design and the built environment. Lectures, demonstrations, and presentations are supplemented by workshop time, when teams interact individually with instructors and industry mentors, and by additional networking events and field trips.

instructors
TBA
units
2-0-7 G
schedule
W 2-4 (10-401)
prerequisites
description

Examines the relationship between urban design ideals, urban design action, and the built environment through readings, discussions, presentations, and papers. Analyzes the diverse design ideals that influence cities and settlements, and investigates how urban designers use them to shape urban form.

instructors
Larry Vale
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 3-6 (10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines ways urban design contributes to distribution of political power and resources in cities. Investigates the nature of relations between built form and political purposes through close study of a wide variety of situations where public sector design commissions and planning processes have been clearly motivated by political pressures.

instructors
Dennis Frenchman, Kairos Shen
units
6-0-12 G
schedule
MW 2:30-5:30, M 6-7:30 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Focuses on the synthesis of urban, mixed-use real estate projects, including the integration of physical design and programming with finance and marketing. Interdisciplinary student teams analyze how to maximize value across multiple dimensions in the process of preparing professional development proposals for sites in US cities and internationally.

instructors
Mary Anne Ocampo
units
6-0-9 G
schedule
W 5-7:30, F 9-12 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces a range of practical approaches involved in evaluating and planning sites within the context of natural and cultural systems. Develops the knowledge and skills to analyze and plan a site for development through exercises and an urban design project.

instructors
Alan Berger
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 12-3 (10-485)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores theories, practices, and emerging trends in the fields of landscape architecture and urbanism, such as systemic design, landscape urbanism, engineered nature, drosscapes, urban biodiversity, urban mobility, megaregions, and urban agriculture. Lectures, readings, and guest speakers present a wide array of multi-disciplinary topics, including current works from P-REX lab.

instructors
Christoph Guberan
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 9-11 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in design that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.

(More detailed description coming soon.)

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 11-1 (4-146)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in architecture design that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.

(more detailed description coming soon)

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Our modern world is a drawn world. How do drawings help us perform the necessary operations to construct it? What is considered drawing now and how do new kinds of drawings make new things?

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 3-6 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Sharing economies, digital technologies and new notions of community are altering the way we live and work. Accessibility over ownership, community-based exchange and collaborative behaviors are increasingly transforming both economic and social patterns, contesting notions of property and shared space.

Art Culture and Technology

instructors
Marisa Jahn
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TW 2-5 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

Introduces artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three studio-based projects using different scales and media, for instance, "Body Extension," "Shaping Time," "Public Making," and/or "Networked Cultures." Each project concludes with a final presentation and critique.

instructors
Tobias Putrih, Cherie Abbanat
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 9-12 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.111 or 4.021 or 4.02A
description

Develops an introductory foundation in artistic practice and its critical analysis, and develops artistic approaches and methods by drawing analogies to architectural thinking, urbanism, and design practice. Covers how to communicate ideas and experiences on different scales and through two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and time-based media in new genres.

instructors
TBA
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.320; G: 4.321

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

U: 4.341; G: 4.342

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30, R: 9:30-12:30 (E15-054, E15-054)
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.344; G: 4.345

instructors
TBA
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 7-10 (E15-070 (Bartos))
prerequisites
U: 4.354 or permission of instructor; G: 4.355 or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.352; G: 4.353

instructors
TBA
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.354; G: 4.355

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30, W 9:30-12:30 (E15-001, E15-001)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302; 4.307; 4.312 or permission of instructor; G: 4.307; 4.312 or permission of instructor
description

U: 4.368; G: 4.369

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

U: 4.373; G: 4.374

Investigates conceptual and formal issues in a variety of media. Explores representation, interpretation and meaning, and how these relate to historical, social and cultural contexts. Helps students develop an initial concept for a publicly situated project. Includes guest lectures and visiting artist presentations.

instructors
Judith Barry
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
MF 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the theory and criticism of intersections between art, culture, and technology in relation to contemporary artistic practice, critical design, and media. Students consider methods of investigation, documentation, and display and explore modes of communication across disciplines.

Building Technology

instructors
Carlos Cerezo Davila
units
3-2-7 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11, R 11-12 (1-150, 1-150)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.432; G: 4.433

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, 4.440: F 9:30-11:30, 4.462: W 4-6 (3-333, 4.440: 8-205, 4.462: 5-134)
prerequisites
UG: 18.02; G: Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.440; G: 4.462

instructors
Supervisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Selection of thesis topic, definition of method of approach, and preparation of thesis proposal. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
T 9-12 (5-415)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in building technology that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.

(more detailed description coming soon)

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11 (4-146)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in energy in buildings that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.

(more detailed description coming soon)

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9-12 (5-415 (BT conf rm), N51 5th floor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar or lecture on a topic in structural design that is not covered in the regular curriculum. Requires original research and presentation of oral and written reports and/or design projects, varying at the discretion of the instructor.

Classes held in 5-415 and N51 shop — see instructor for details.

(more detailed description coming soon)

Computation

instructors
units
2-2-8 U
schedule
TR 10-12 (IDC — room TBA)
prerequisites
4.500 Preferred
description
Design Fabrication of Tiny Homes
instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G / 3-2-4 G
schedule
R 9:30-11, R 11-12:30 (1-246, 1-246)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.507; G: 4.567

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (N52 -IDC)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduction

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.520; G: 4.521

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-242)
prerequisites
4.540
description

An in-depth introduction to shape grammars and their applications in architecture and related areas of design. Shapes in the algebras Ui j, in the algebras Vi j and Wi j incorporating labels and weights, and in algebras formed as composites of these. Rules and computations. Shape and structure. Designs.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.541 or permission of instructor
description

An advanced examination of the shape grammar formalism and its relationship to some key issues in a variety of other fields, including art and design, philosophy, history and philosophy of science, linguistics and psychology, literature and literary studies, logic and mathematics, and artificial intelligence. Student presentations and discussion of selected readings are encouraged.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 2-2-8 G
schedule
M 11-2, T 7-9 (4-144, 5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.550; G: 4.570

instructors
TBA
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
R 2:30-5:30 (E15-466)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Focuses on architectural and mobility interventions that respond to changing patterns of living, working, and transport. Emphasizes mass-customized housing, autonomous parking, charging infrastructure, and shared-use networks of lightweight electric vehicles (LEVs). Students work in small teams and are lead by researchers from the Changing Places group.

instructors
units
2-2-2 G / 2-2-5 G / 2-2-8 G
schedule
W 5-7 (7-304)
prerequisites
4.562, 4.564 or permission of instructor
description

Develop independent projects in the study of digital media as it relates to architectural design. Students propose a project topic such as digital design tool, modeling and visualization, motion graphics, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
Federico Casalegno
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
W 10-1 (E15-335)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Explores the future of mobile interactions and pervasive computing, taking into consideration design, technological, social and business aspects. Discusses theoretical works on human-computer interaction, mobile media and interaction design, and covers research and design methods.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

In-depth presentations of current research in design and computation.

instructors
units
3-0-0 G
schedule
W 6-8 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.

History Theory and Criticism

instructors
Rebecca Uchill
units
4-0-8 / 3-0-6 G
schedule
M 2-5, R01: W 12, R02: F 12-1 (3-133, 5-216, 5-231)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.602; G: 4.652

instructors
units
4-0-8 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30, R01: W 1-2, R02: F 11-12, R03: F 12-1 (3-133, 5-216, 5-216, 5-216)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.605; G: 4.650

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
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

(Re)constructing Memory

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (5-234)
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
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 10-1 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Design (of buildings, cities, environments) is an anticipatory discipline, whose techniques, practices, and desires are directed toward the formulation of futures.

instructors
units
5-0-7 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30, R01: W 10-11, R02: F 10-11 (3-133, 5-216, 5-216)
prerequisites
description

Examines themes in the history of design, with emphasis on Euro-American theory and practice in their global contexts. Addresses the historical design of communications, objects, and environments as meaningful processes of decision-making, adaptation, and innovation.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
F 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Historical study of collecting from the Renaissance to the present. Addresses the practices of collecting and display at the both the individual and institutional level, and analyzes their social, aesthetic, scientific, political and economic dimensions. Specific themes vary from year to year.

Offered for 9 or 12 units.

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
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
Supervisor
units
0-1-26 G
schedule
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
Supervisor
units
0-1-14 G
schedule
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
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This seminar probes how the notion of territory has a deep history.

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

This seminar examines the conceptual premises of linking geology (and the environment in general) with architecture. Ranging from chthonic sites to potential space colonies, we’ll examine the rise of geological speculation that endowed the earth with its own history and architecture with new sources.