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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Spring 2017 End-of-Term Reviews and Exams Chart — last updated 12/1/2016
Spring 2017 Department Final Exam & Review Schedulelast updated 4/14/2017
Fall 2017 Class Schedule
— last updated 5/25/2017
Fall 2017 End-of-Term Reviews and Exams Chartlast updated 4/25/2017
Current Pre-Thesis and Thesis Registration information
— last updated 1/4/2017

Institute Class Schedule
Department End-of-Term Policy

Independent Project Study Form

instructors
Advisor
units
3-1-5 G
schedule
see advisor ()
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
Advisor
units
TBA G
schedule
see advisor ()
prerequisites
Permission of advisor
description

Practical experience through summer internships secured by the student in the field of architecture, urbanism, digital design, art, or building technology.

Application deadline: April 30, 2017 (PEI info)

instructors
units
D01:urb: 2-0-7 G / D02: comp: 2-0-4 G / D3: TBAG
schedule
D01 Urb: M 2-5, D02 Comp: T 4-7, D03: see C. Stewart (D01 - Urb: 1-132, D02 - Comp: 5-216, D03 - see C. Stewart)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Urbanism students: Register for section D01
Computation students: Register for section D02
*All other students: Register for section D03 and see C. Stewart

instructors
Advisor
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
Advisor
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
Advisor
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 in computation. Independent study supplemented by individual conference with faculty.

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
Cherie Abbanat
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
F 12-3 (9-217)
prerequisites
description

Designed for students writing a thesis in Urban Studies and Planning or Architecture. Develop research topics, review relevant research and scholarship, frame research questions and arguments, choose an appropriate methodology for analysis, and draft introductory and methodology sections.

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.

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
Lorena Bello, Jeremy Jih
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (studio + 3-133)
prerequisites
description

Note: Credit cannot also be received for 4.02A

instructors
Cristina Parreño Alonso, Cherie Abbanat
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.021, 4.022
description

Provides instruction in architectural design and project development within design constraints including architectural program and site. Students engage the design process through various 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional media. Working directly with representational and model making techniques, students gain experience in the conceptual, formal, spatial and material aspects of architecture.

instructors
TBA
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.024 and 4.440
description

Provides instruction in more advanced architectural design projects. Students develop integrated design skills as they negotiate the complex issues of program, site, and form in a specific cultural context. Focuses on how architectural concepts and ideas translate into built environments that transform the public sphere. Studio designed to prepare students for graduate studies in the field.

instructors
units
2-4-6 U
schedule
TR 2-5 (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
units
2-4-6 U/G
schedule
W 9:30-10:30, F 9:30-11:30 (3-442, 3-442)
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
2-2-5 G
schedule
M 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

Intensive introduction to architectural design tools and process, taught through a series of short exercises. Together with 4.107, covers a broad range of topics relating to the discourse of geometry as the basis of architectural design process. Focuses on projective drawings, explicit 3D modeling, and the reciprocity between representation and materialization.

instructors
units
3-3-6 G
schedule
T 9-11 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Studies design as an interrogative technique to examine material sciences, media arts and technology, cultural studies, computation and emerging fabrication protocols. Provides in-depth, theoretical grounding to the notion of 'design' in architecture, and to the consideration of contemporary design methodologies, while encouraging speculation on emerging design thinking.

instructors
Justin Lavallee, Neil Gershenfeld, J. DiFrancesco
units
3-9-6 G
schedule
W 9-12 (E14-633)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Provides a practical hands-on introduction to digital fabrication, including CAD/CAM/CAE, NC machining, 3-D printing and scanning, molding and casting, composites, laser and waterjet cutting, PCB design and fabrication; sensors and actuators; mixed-signal instrumentation, embedded processing, and wired and wireless communications.

instructors
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Establishes foundational processes, techniques and attitudes towards architectural design. Includes projects of increasing scope and complexity engaging issues of structure, circulation, program, organization, building systems, materiality and tectonics. Develops methods of representation that incorporate both analogue and digital drawings and models.

instructors
Carlos Bañon, Sheila Kennedy, Mariana Ibenez
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.152
description

Interdisciplinary approach to design through studio design problems that engage the domains of building technology, computation, and the cultural/historical geographies of energy.

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

Scheduling note: once individual studio topics/instructors are known, each will have a page of their own.  Studios will be held either TR 1-6 or RF 1-6 depending on instructor arrangement.

 

instructors
Rafi Segal, Alan Berger
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.162 or permission of instructor
description

The design of urban environments. Strategies for change in large areas of cities, to be developed over time, involving different actors. Fitting forms into natural, man-made, historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing infrastructure and service systems; guiding the sensory character of development.

instructors
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
see instructors ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
see instructor ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
Adele Santos (MIT), Meejin Yoon (MIT), Angelo Bucci (FAU-USP), Gabriel Kozlowski (MIT), Jeremy Jih (MIT), Mariana Grinover (FAU-USP), Shundi Iwamizu (FAU-USP), Luis Antonio (FAU-USP)
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
see instructors ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
Lorena Bello, James Wescoat, Brent Ryan, Marie Law Adams
units
0-3-12 G
schedule
summer: see instructor, fall half-term: T 9-12 through 10/16 (TBA)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Summer Workshop (register for Fall 2017)

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 2-5 (1-242)
prerequisites
description

Through formal analysis and discussion of historical and theoretical texts, seminar produces a map of contemporary architectural practice. Examines six pairs of themes in terms of their recent history: city and global economy, urban plan and map of operations, program and performance, drawing and scripting, image and surface, and utopia and projection.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (10-401)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines the urban environment as a natural phenomenon, human habitat, medium of expression, and forum for action. Subject has two related, major themes: how ideas of nature influence the way cities are perceived, designed, built, and managed; and how natural processes and urban form interact and the consequences of these for human health safety and welfare.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-6 (10-485)
prerequisites
description

Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, of investigating urban landscapes and expressing ideas. Readings, observations, and photographs form the basis of discussions on light, detail, place, poetics, narrative, and how photography can inform design and planning.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 2-5 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

Seminar examines the linkages between natural hazards and environmental design. Engages theoretical debates about landscapes of risk, vulnerability, and resilience. Participants generate proposals for disaster resilience through combinations of retrofit, reconstruction, resettlement, commemorative, and anticipatory design.

instructors
Robert Mohr, Janice Yolande Daniels
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 9-12 (1-135)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Gives a critical orientation towards a career in architectural practice. Uses historical and current examples to illustrate the legal, ethical and management concepts underlying the practice of architecture. Emphasis on facilitating design excellence and strengthening connections between the profession and academia.

instructors
units
3-3-0 U/G
schedule
1st meeting W 9/6, 5 pm (2-103)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Graduates: register for 4.230 or 11.468
Undergraduates: register for 4.231

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

Examines dynamic relationship among key actors: beneficiaries, government, and funder. Emphasis on cost recovery, affordability, replicability, user selection, and project administration. Extensive case examples provide basis for comparisons.

instructors
Eran Ben-Joseph
units
4-2-9 G
schedule
F 9-1, W 6-9 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
description

Introduces methods of recording, evaluating, and representing the urban environment. Through visual observation, field analysis, measurements, interviews, and other means, students draw on their senses and develop their ability to deduce, conclude, question, and test conclusions about how the environment is used and valued.

instructors
Larry Vale
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (2-105)
prerequisites
description

Examines the evolving structure of cities and the way that cities, suburbs, and metropolitan areas can be designed and developed. Surveys the ideas of a wide range of people who have addressed urban problems. Stresses the connection between values and design. Demonstrates how physical, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape cities over time.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11 (9-354)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines both the structure of cities and ways they can be changed. Includes historical forces that have produced cities, models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design, implementation strategies. Core lectures supplemented by discussion sessions focusing on student work and field trips.

instructors
units
2-0-4 G
schedule
M 3-5 (3-329)
prerequisites
description

Description coming soon.

What is a Freshman Advising Seminar?

instructors
units
2-0-4 G
schedule
F 9-11 (7-429 LL)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Detailed description coming soon

Seminar or lecture on a topic in architecture studies 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.

 

instructors
units
2-0-4 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (4-144)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Detailed description coming soon

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

Art Culture and Technology

instructors
TBA
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

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

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Undergraduate: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor; Graduate: permission of instructor
description

Initiates a dialogue between architecture, urbanism, and contemporary art by focusing on the work of practitioners who intertwine the three disciplines in a critical spatial practice. Investigates themes and works ranging from early modernist practices to the contemporary and research based.

instructors
Gediminas Urbonas, Lars Bang Larsen
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-001)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Examines artistic practice as a form of critical inquiry and knowledge production. Offers opportunity to develop art as a means for addressing the social, cultural, and ecological consequences of technology, to build bridges between industry and culture, and to challenge the boundaries between public and private, and human and non-human.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
description

Explores three-dimensional art work, including sculptures and installations, from design to model to finished piece. Addresses challenges associated with design and fabrication, process, context, and relationships between objects, the body, and physical or cultural environments. Lectures, screenings, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice.

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

Introduces history and contemporary practices in artistic photography through projects, lectures, artist visits, group discussions, readings, and field trips. Fosters visual literacy and aesthetic appreciation of photography/digital imaging, as well as critical awareness of how images in our culture are produced and constructed.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (Tues: E15-283A , Thurs: E15-054)
prerequisites
UG: 4.341 or permission of instructor, G: 4.342 or permission of instructor
description

5/15/2017 - Note schedule change. Subject now meets TR 9:30-12:30; room for Tuesday is E15-283A; the room for Thursday is E15-054

instructors
TBA
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
description

Examines the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in contemporary video art practice. Analyzes structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound within the art form.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-070 (Bartos))
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or 4.354 or permission of instructor G: 4.355 or permission of instructor
description

Explores ideas and contexts behind moving images through a multifaceted look at cinema's transmutations, emergence on local and national levels, and global migrations.

instructors
TBA
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
units
3-2-7 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
LEC: MW 11-12:30, LAB: 4.401: F 11-12, LAB: 4.464: F 10-11 (LEC: 66-144, 4.401 LAB: 1-150, 4.464 LAB: 1-150)
prerequisites
description

The primary focus of this course is the study of the thermal, luminous and acoustical behavior of buildings. The course examines the basic scientific principles underlying these phenomena and introduces students to a range of technologies and analysis techniques for designing comfortable indoor environments.

instructors
units
2-3-7 U
schedule
W 9:30-11, M 2-5 (1-132, N51-350)
prerequisites
8.01, 18.01
description

Focuses on the design, analysis, and application of technologies that support the construction of less expensive and better performing schools in developing countries. Prepares students to design or retrofit school buildings in partnership with local communities and NGOs.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (5-217)
prerequisites
2.51
description

Provides instruction on how to model thermal transport processes in typical engineering systems such as those found in manufacturing, machinery, and energy technologies. Successive modules cover basic modeling tactics for particular modes of transport, including steady and unsteady heat conduction, convection, multiphase flow processes, and thermal radiation.

instructors
units
3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, F 10-12 (1-150, 5-232)
prerequisites
4.462 or 4.440 or permission of instructor
description

Addresses advanced structures, exterior envelopes, and contemporary production technologies. Continues the exploration of structural elements and systems, expanding to include more complex determinate, indeterminate, long-span, and high-rise systems. Topics include reinforced concrete, steel and engineered-wood design, and an introduction to tensile systems.

instructors
units
2-0-1 G
schedule
R 3-5 (5-232)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Fundamental research methodologies and ongoing investigations in building tehnology to support the development of student research projects. Topics drawn from low energy building design and thermal comfort, building systems analysis and control, daylighting, structural design and analysis, novel building materials and construction techniques and resource dynamics.

instructors
units
2-0-4 G
schedule
M 3-5 (1-371)
prerequisites
description

Description coming soon.

What is a Freshman Advising Seminar?

instructors
units
2-0-4 G
schedule
M 3-5 (38-501)
prerequisites
description

Description coming soon.

What is a Freshman Advising Seminar?

Computation

instructors
units
2-2-8 U/G
schedule
LEC: MW 9:30-11, select a lab:, LAB 1: W 7-8:30, LAB 2: R 9:30-11 (4-153, W31-301, W31-301)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces 3-D CAD modeling to students with little or no experience in design or computation. Teaches surface, solid and mesh modeling techniques combined with a variety of modeling applications, from 3D printing to CNC fabrication and 3D rendering. Includes weekly modeling assignments leading up to a final project.

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G
schedule
M 12:30-3, M 7-8:30 (1-150, 1-246)
prerequisites
UG: 4.500, G: permission of instructor
description

Advanced projects in architectural visualization with an emphasis on the use of computer graphics animation and video production media. Workshop introduces advanced visualization software and teaches exploration of spatial expressions in motion graphics format. Students review and discuss selected literature and video materials on architecture and film.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
R 9:30-12:30 (4-144)
prerequisites
description

Introduces a visual-perceptual, rule-based approach to design using shape grammars. Covers grammar fundamentals through lectures and in-class, exercises. Focuses on shape grammar applications, from stylistic analysis to creative design, through presentations of past applications and through short student exercises and projects. Presents computer programs for automating shape grammars.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9:30-12:30 (1-132)
prerequisites
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
Kent Larson, Ryan Chin
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
W 2-5 (E15-359)
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
1-1-4 G / 1-1-7 G / 1-1-10 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
Takehiko Nagakura, 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
description

Explores the varied nature, history and practice of computation in design through lectures, readings, small projects, discussions, and guest visits by Computation group faculty and others. Topics may vary from year to year.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (5-232)
prerequisites
4.581: permission of instructor; 4.582: 4.580 or permission of instructor
description

4.581: Introduction to traditions of research in design and computation scholarship.
4.582: 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
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-134)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

Examines modern architecture, art, and design in the context of the political, economic, aesthetic, and cultural changes that occurred in the twentieth century. Presents foundational debates about social and technological aspects of modern architecture and the continuation of those debates into contemporary architecture.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
M 2-5 (5-134)
prerequisites
4.645 or permission of instructor
description

Studies the interrelationship of theory, history, and practice. Looks at theory not as specialized discourse relating only to architecture, but as touching on many issues, whether they be cultural, aesthetic, philosophical, or professional. Topics and examples are chosen from a wide range of materials, from classical antiquity to today.

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

Studies how Islamic architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning reflect and transform environmental processes in various regions and climates of the Islamic world, from Andalusia to Southeast Asia, with an emphasis on South Asia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Introduces the history of Islamic cultures that spans fourteen centuries and three continents - Asia, Africa, Europe - and recent developments in the United States. Studies a number of representative examples, from the House of the Prophet to the present, in conjunction with their urban, social, political, and intellectual environments.

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

Seminar on the politics of representation with special focus on Orientalist traditions in architecture, art, literature, and scholarship. Critically analyzes pivotal texts, projects, and artworks that reflected the encounters between the West and the Orient from Antiquity to the present.

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
TR 2-3:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Investigates architecture and art in medieval Europe, including significant monuments, art objects, themes, and developments from late antiquity through the rise of European cities in the 13th century. Considers a variety of media, ranging from stone- and metalwork to parchment and glass.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 9:30-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

DIGITAL CONSTRUCTIONS

 

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 10-1 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: Schedule/Room change from T 9-12 in 4-144 to M 10-1 in 5-216

Studies theoretical and historiographical works pertaining to the fields of art and architectural history. Members of seminar pursue work designed to examine their own presuppositions and methods.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9:30-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Seminar in a selected topic in the history of art, with a particular emphasis on developments from the 18th century to the present. Oral presentations and research paper required.

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
Advisor
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
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 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 ()
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 ()
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 ()
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
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.