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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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Architectural Design

instructors
Elle Gerdeman
units
3-3-6U
schedule
MW 2-5 (3-133)
prerequisites
description

(Formerly subject 4.111)

Provides an introduction to the architecture design process. Develops skills that enable design creativity, thinking, representation, and development. Beginning with abstract exercises, introduces techniques for designing and developing 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional form and space in architecture.

instructors
Ryan Murphy
units
0-12-12U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.021, 4.022 and 4.113
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
units
0-12-12U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.024, 4.115 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
2-2-5G
schedule
M 2-5 (34-301)
prerequisites
description

Intensive introduction to architectural design tools and process, taught through a series of short exercises. Together with 4.107, the course covers a broad range of topics relating to the discourse of geometry as the basis of Architectural design process.

instructors
units
1-0-2U
schedule
W 5-6 (10-441M)
prerequisites
4.115 or 4.024
description

Thesis prep is a seminar-based course that focuses on the content, production and representation of Architectural Research. The goal of thesis prep is the development of original research and design methodologies that are founded in contemporary cultural discourse, extending and contributing to architectural and design culture at large and within MIT.

instructors
units
2-2-5G
schedule
MW 9:30-11 (N51-160)
prerequisites
description

This course is an opportunity for students of architecture to build 1:1 scale. The requirement of this hands-on class is the making of a furniture scale structure for an exhibition at the end of the spring semester, May 10. Student's proposal for their built form should be

instructors
units
3-3-6G
schedule
()
prerequisites
description
instructors
units
3-9-0H
schedule
TBA (TBA)
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
0-12-9G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The studio establishes foundations for architectural design through a series of exercises that build up in scope and complexity to engage issues of space, organization, structure, circulation, use, and tectonics.

instructors
units
0-12-9H
schedule
TRF 1-5 (studio)
prerequisites
4.152
description

The MIT Core 3 studio is a comprehensive design studio that explores how architectural form, material presence and constructive logics can be integrated by design with the emergent building infrastructure of the energy transition. Core 3 engages the design problem of transformative adaptive re-use, asking students to understand, intervene and transform an existing building artifact.

instructors
Alex Anmahian
units
0-10-11H
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Option studio descriptions are listed just before the term begins. Check back at the end of August.

instructors
Simon Frommenwiler
units
0-10-11H
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

Is there a way architecture can stay flexible? What design can keep up over time with unforeseeable developments and adapt itself to an ever changing urban environment as well as to the constantly changing needs within a building? We’ll discuss how architecture can react to constantly changing parameters, while influencing or defining them at the same time.

instructors
Hrvoje Njiric
units
0-10-11HG
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio) ()
prerequisites
4.145 or 4.153
description

This section of 4.154 Architecture Design Option Studio will consider the unique context - the Texan desert town of Marfa in search of the alternative schemes of land-occupation for “an immediate future”. We shall study the models from the rich legacy of residential architecture and relate them to the present-day situation.

instructors
Rafi Segal
units
0-10-11G
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
description

Requires permission of instructor

instructors
Brent Ryan
units
0-10-11H
schedule
TR 1-6 (studio)
prerequisites
4.145, 4.162 or permission of instructor
description

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong recently announced that the island city-state of Singapore is projected to increase its population to seven million people in the next two decades. In order to provide a highly competitive living and working environment for an expanding and diversifying population, Singapore’s scarce land, vulnerability to environmental risk, housing, and urban infrastructure resources will need to be maximized via intelligent and integrated design for a productive, high-density built environment for all demographic and economic participants.

instructors
units
0-18-0H
schedule
see instructor ()
prerequisites
4.144
description

Description N/A

instructors
units
0-9-0H
schedule
see instructor (see instructor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

– a study abroad design workshop in Italy

instructors
units
0-9-0H
schedule
see instructor (see instructor)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The MIT Japan Design Workshop (JDW) (summer 2014) is organized as a series of design charrettes on the theme of "Continuity/Transformation in Architecture & Community Form".

instructors
units
0-9-0H
schedule
1st meeting Monday, September 8, 10 am in 9-255 (9-255)
prerequisites
description

Requires permission of instructor

instructors
TBA
units
3-1-5H
schedule
see instructor (see instructor)
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
0-0-3G
schedule
see advisor (see advisor)
prerequisites
description

Please review the Department's information on Practical Experience Internships Practical experience through summer internships in the US secured by the student in the field of architecture, urbanism, digital design, art or building technology.

instructors
units
3-0-6G
schedule
W 2-5 (9-250)
prerequisites
Restricted to year-one MArch students.
description

Provides students the opportunity to develop a map of contemporary architectural practice and discourse. Seminar examines six 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
3-0-9H
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
Anne Spirn, Ulises Reyes, TA
units
3-0-9G
schedule
W 2-6 (10-485)
prerequisites
description

Explores photography as a disciplined way of seeing, or 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. Enrollment limited.

instructors
units
2-1-3G
schedule
F 10-12 (3-133)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The SMArchS Colloquium aims to provide the incoming first-year students an active forum of exchange that fosters debate amongst the various discipline groups, offers some orientation to the remarkable academic environment of MIT/Harvard/region, and provides exemplary frames of reference that might assist students in formulating their own academic research.

instructors
Lawrence A. Chan
units
3-0-3G
schedule
F 2-5 (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
3-0-6G
schedule
W 11-12:30, F 12-1:30 (5-232, 5-232)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The principle aim of this course is to introduce urban design (as opposed to urban studies). Other aims are to introduce a discussion of urban design theory, especially that of the twentieth century, and urban design history, which is to say politics, sociology, and culture.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (1-371)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Tensions and contradictions between the theories of developing projects for the low income are compared to the reality of compromise necessitated by real project demands, a key issue when projects are supported by the international donor community. The underlying belief is that theory building cannot be divorced from practice: both must be complementary for effective programs.

instructors
Stephen Gray, Mary Anne Ocampo
units
4-2-9G
schedule
W 6-9, F 9-12 (10-485, 10-485)
prerequisites
description

The Urban Design Skills course introduces urban planning students to methods for observing, interpreting, representing, and transforming the urban environment.

instructors
units
3-0-9G
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
TBA
units
3-0-6H
schedule
T 7-10 (10-401)
prerequisites
4.645, 4.241J, 11.330J or permission of instructor
description

Advanced seminar about an architectural approach to the problems of disurbanization. Focuses on texts and projects of a particular lineage of architects and planners, who are pursuing 'metropolitan urbanity' through a series of concrete, discrete, tangible interventions from 1944 to 1999.

instructors
Alan Berger
units
3-0-9H
schedule
R 9-12 (10-485)
prerequisites
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, and megaregions. This year’s special topic will be: The Future of Suburbia.

instructors
units
3-0-3 COMPH / 3-0-6 URBH
schedule
F 2-5 (COMP), F 2-5 (URB) (9-255, 7-301A)
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.

Scheduling note:

SMArchS Computation: Knight & TBA — F 2-5 in 9-255
SMArchS Urbanism: Instructor TBA — TBA

instructors
units
3-0-6H / 3-0-9H
schedule
W 9-12 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The triad of energy, economy, and environment is at the forefront of concerns constructing a worldview often governed by a positivist techno-economic desire to increase capacity and improve performance.

Art Culture and Technology

instructors
units
3-3-6U
schedule
MW 2-5 (E15-001 (S1), E15-207 (S2))
prerequisites
description

Introduces artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three studio-based projects: “Body Extension,” “Shaping Time,” and “Made Public.” Each project concludes with a final presentation and critique. Students explore sculptural, architectural, or performative artistic methods; video and sound art; site interventions and strategies for artistic engagement in the public realm.

instructors
units
3-3-6U / 3-3-6H
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-001)
prerequisites
U: 4.301, 4.302, or permission of instructor. G: Permission of instructor.
description

Examines artistic practice as a form of critical inquiry and knowledge production. Evaluates models of experimentation, individual research, and collaboration with other disciplines in arts, culture, science and technology. Supports the development and supervision of individual and collective artistic research projects between students, research fellows and faculty from varying fields.

instructors
units
2-4-6U
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
4.301, 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

Explores issues related to three-dimensional artforms, including installation, site environments, onsite fabrication, and the art object’s relation to the body. Introduces working with a variety of materials and techniques, with an emphasis on papier-mâché, moldmaking, and textiles. Lectures, readings, screenings and field trips supplement studio practice.

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

SUBJECT CANCELED

Lab fee: $110

4.330 ⎯ undergraduate Subject
4.331 ⎯ graduate Subject

instructors
units
3-3-6U/G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
U: 4.301, 4.302, or permission of instructor.
description

As the urban changes, so do our media. Photography and urbanism emerged as parallel phenomena: one is always representing the other. The urban is becoming an image and the image represents the urban. Looking back at radical movements of resistance within the context of urban transformation and struggle, we will reconstitute the role of the image in our transforming present.

instructors
units
3-2-4U/H
schedule
R 9:30-12:30, T 7-10 (E15-207, E15-207)
prerequisites
U: 4.301 or 4.302 and 4.341, or permission of instructor / G: 4.342 or permission of instructor.
description

While market forces have attempted to control the power of photography and turn it into a disciplinary tool of authority and surveillance, or a commodity to be consumed and archived, the plurality of practices surrounding the medium have ensured that it functions on a more horizontal and poetic plane, to affirm our solidarities outside of the prescribed tempos of capitalist life.

instructors
Kelly Nipper
units
3-3-6U/G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (Notes: in E15-001 on 9/9, 11, 18, 23, and 10/2, 16, 30 , E15-070; conflict days E15-001 (see above))
prerequisites
U: 4.301
description

Introduction to Video and Related Media covers the technical and conceptual variables and strategies inherent in contemporary video art practice. This course will look to an analysis of the structural concepts of time, space, perspective, and sound.

instructors
Kelly Nipper
units
3-3-6U / 3-3-6H
schedule
TR 7-10 (E15-001)
prerequisites
U: 4.301, 4.302, or permission of instructor.
description

Performance is considered in relation to media and spatial structures imagined as settings for narrative movements. Students are asked to consider particular subjects or narratives as source material for experiments that transform an idea into visual form.

instructors
units
3-3-6H
schedule
W 2-5 (E14-140)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Addresses inquiry and debate about art, culture and technology in relation to contemporary artistic practice, critical design, and media. Considers methods of investigation, documentation and display. Discusses the notion of individual and collaborative work and examines modes of communication across disciplines.

instructors
Gabriel Kahan
units
3-0-6H
schedule
F 12-3 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

The workshop will center on the ideation and prototyping of a Gustav Metger project to be realized in Mexico City in 2015. The project is a self-destructive 10 year monument which challenges the visitor about themes of extinction, the auto-destructive/creative process of humans, living forms, and cosmological events, and how that relates to our existences.

Building Technology

instructors
units
3-2-7U
schedule
MW 9:30-11, F 10-12 (1-150, 9-250)
prerequisites
description

The primary focus of this course is the study of the thermal, luminous and acoustic 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
2-3-7U
schedule
W 9:30-11, M 2-5 (1-132, N51-348)
prerequisites
8.01, 18.01
description

In a partnership between the Department of Architecture and D-Lab, this course focuses on the design, analysis and application of technologies that support the construction of inexpensive, thermally comfortable and structurally sound schools in developing countries. Studies include simulation, construction and test of models, and comparison of simulation with experimental data.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
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
John Ochsendorf, Jerome Connor
units
2-0-4H
schedule
R 12:30-2:30 (5-217)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Presents thought processes and quantitative tools, including life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the LEED and ENVSION rating systems, applicable to integrated design of buildings and horizontal infrastructure with the goal of minimizing the waste of materials, energy, and water.

instructors
Carl Solander
units
3-1-5G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, W 11-12 (3-133, 9-250)
prerequisites
description

Architectural Building Systems involves the study of buildings as constructed of materials forged into components unified into assemblies organized into systems. We seek to understand how these component assemblies have evolved over time, what sorts of physical forces act on building elements at various scales, and how the materials and processes used in construction impact our ecosystem.

instructors
units
3-2-4G
schedule
MW 11-12:30, W 5-7 (3-133, 3-442)
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, and a range of structural materials including reinforced concrete, steel, and engineered-wood.

instructors
Miho Mazereeuw, Rich Roth, Aditya Barve, Teaching Fellow
units
3-0-6H
schedule
M 2-5 (9-250)
prerequisites
4.151; 4.461. Also requires permission of instructor.
description

THIS WILL BE A SPRING SUBJECT

 

instructors
units
2-0-1H
schedule
R 3-5 (9-250)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Fundamental research methodologies and ongoing investigations in building technology 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 urban energy and resource dynamics.

instructors
Advisor
units
TBAH
schedule
see advisor (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
TBAH
schedule
see advisor (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
2-2-5H
schedule
Lecture: M 12:30-2, Lab (irregular): M 11-12:30 (5-216, 5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

This seminar explores the relationship between outdoor thermal comfort and people’s mobility mode choices. The underlying premise is that, if provided with comfortable environments that are suitable for walking and biking, people will choose this option over alternative modes of transportation.

Computation

instructors
units
2-2-8U
schedule
M 11-12:30, W 11-12:30 (1-242, 9-251)
prerequisites
description

Introduces 3D CAD modeling to undergraduate students with little or no experience in CAD modeling. Basic theories in generative modeling combined with a variety of modeling applications are used to explore surface, solid and mesh modeling techniques. A variety of input tools are taught from entry-level keyboard commands to 3D scanning and CAD scripting.

instructors
Andrzej Zarzycki
units
2-2-8U/H
schedule
F 9-12 (9-251)
prerequisites
for 4.503 - Prerequisites: 4.500 / for 4.562 - Permission of Instructor
description

4.503 — undergraduate subject
4.562 — graduate subject

instructors
units
3-3-6H
schedule
M 2-4, W 2-4 (2-103, 9-251)
prerequisites
4.500 or permission of instructor
description

This is an integrated design course that explores building construction with advanced 3D CAD modeling, CNC and robotic manufacturing. Students learn advanced machining, materials, modeling and methods through a series of scripted exercises. The course project is aimed at rapid delivery of a lightweight structure or assembly of lightweight long building spans, produced in groups.

instructors
units
3-2-7H
schedule
M 9-12 (1-246)
prerequisites
4.500 or permission of instructor
description

Contemporary modeling techniques have moved beyond the simple requirements of generating geometry to support the development of intelligent, responsive, and connected systems of geometric logic. This course explores both the theory and applications of parametric and building information modeling.

instructors
units
3-0-9U / 3-0-6G
schedule
R 9:30-12:30 (9-255)
prerequisites
description

4.520 — undergraduate subject
4.521 — graduate subject

instructors
units
3-0-6G
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
units
3-0-9H
schedule
W 2-5 (E14-341)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Today’s rapidly urbanizing cities need disruptive innovation that move beyond "Smart Cities" solutions, which are typically incremental. This course will focus on the design and prototyping of systems which enable entrepreneurial, high-performance communities through increased density + proximity + diversity.

instructors
Federico Casalegno
units
3-3-6H
schedule
W 10-1 (E15-335)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description
instructors
units
3-0-9G
schedule
T 9:30-12:30 (9-250)
prerequisites
description

This subject explores the varied nature and practice of computation in design – in particular, the ways in which design meaning, intentions, and knowledge are constructed through sensing, thinking, representing, and making computationally. It is also an introduction to the different research and perspectives within the Computation Group in the Department of Architecture.

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

Introduction to traditions of research in design and computation scholarship.

instructors
units
3-0-0H
schedule
R 6-8 (9-450A)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Group discussions and presentation of ongoing graduate student research in the Computation program.
Weekly presentations by Masters and PhD students of the Design and Computation Group.

Learning Objectives:

The goal of this subject is to help students learn how to

instructors
units
0-3-0H / 0-6-0H
schedule
T 5-7 (9-451)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

ReaDCG is a collective space for sharing, reading, and discussing texts that broadly relate to the field of Design and Computation - its history, theory, and practice.

instructors
units
3-2-7H
schedule
M 3-6 (9-255)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Digital technology infuses the world around us. Mobile and portable electronics — increasingly location aware — are carried with us wherever we go. Media displays are everywhere, frequently interactive, covering surfaces of occupied space.

History Theory and Criticism

instructors
units
3-2-7U
schedule
TR 2-3:30, W 1-2, F 12-1 (3-270, 5-216, 5-216)
prerequisites
description

Covering selected works and artists from the fourteenth to the twentieth century, this course introduces the social and cultural practices that defined Euro-American traditions of art, and the methods used by art historians to interpret art objects.

instructors
units
3-0-9U / 3-0-6G
schedule
TR 11-12:30 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor for 4.604
description

4.603 — undergraduate subject
4.604 — graduate subject

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

This class will be constructed as a lecture-discussion, the purpose being to engage important theoretical issues while simultaneously studying their continuing historical significance.

instructors
units
3-0-9U
schedule
MW 3:30-5 (4-144)
prerequisites
description

This course surveys the history of Islamic architecture from the beginning of Islam in 7th-century Arabia to the present. It covers fifteen centuries and three continents Asia, Africa, and Europe in addition to recent developments in the US.

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

This is course is required for all AKPIA SMarchS students.

instructors
units
3-0-9G / 3-0-9U
schedule
TR 9:30-11 (3-133)
prerequisites
description

4.634 — graduate subject
4.635 — undergraduate subject

instructors
units
3-0-6H / 3-0-9H
schedule
F 9-12 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

Enrollment limited to 15
Preference given to MArch students

instructors
Caroline Jones, Stefan Helmreich
units
3-0-9U / 3-0-9G
schedule
R 1-4 (E-133)
prerequisites
description

4.648 — undergraduate subject
4.649 — graduate subject

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

Open only to Ph.D. and SMArchS students in the HTC program and required of all HTC graduate students.

instructors
units
3-0-9H
schedule
F 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
description

CANCELED

instructors
Advisor
units
0-1-2H
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
0-1-2H
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
TBAH
schedule
see advisor (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
3-0-9H
schedule
W 2-5 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

It has been argued that traditional geographic boundaries and media categories do little to benefit a meaningful analysis of questions of the key types of exchange and conflict that underpinned the Renaissance, seen here as the time period 1300-1650.