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 2020 Class Schedule — last updated 2/13/2020
Spring 2020 End-of-Term Exams and Reviews Chart — last updated 2/19/2020
Spring 2020 Department Final Exams and Reviews Schedule — last updated 2/19/2020
Registrar's Spring Term Key Dates Calendar — last updated 1/16/2020
Current Pre-Thesis and Thesis Registration information — last updated 8/27/2019

Institute Class Schedule
Department End-of-Term Policy

Independent Project Study Form

instructors
units
3-1-5 G
schedule
W 2-5 (7-429)
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 (5-231)
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.

Note: also meets with 4.686, 4.687 and 4.s14

instructors
Advisor
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
see advisor ()
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.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 10:30-12 (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
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
units
3-0-3 G
schedule
F 2:30-5:30 (9-450A)
prerequisites
4.221 or permission of instructor
description

1/24/20 - room changed to 9-450A

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
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
units
0-1-2 G
schedule
M 9-12 (5-231)
prerequisites
4.686: 4.221; 4.619 or 4.621; 4.687: 4.221 and 4.661
description

Preliminary study in preparation for the thesis for the SMArchS degree (4.686: Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture; 4.687: HTC). Topics include literature search, precedents examination, thesis structure and typologies, and short writing exercise.

Note: also meets with 4.286, 4.687 and 4.s14

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.

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. Twelve units recommended.

instructors
Consult R. Caso (7-337)
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.

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

instructors
Consult R. Caso (7-337)
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.

Architecture and Urbanism

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (7-432 (studio))
prerequisites
description

Introduces fundamental design principles as a way to demystify design and provide a basic introduction to all aspects of the process. Stimulates creativity, abstract thinking, representation, iteration, and design development.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
MW 2-5 (7-432 (studio))
prerequisites
4.021 or 4.02A
description

Introduces the tools, techniques and technologies of design across a range of projects in a studio environment. Explores concepts related to form, function, materials, tools, and physical environments through project-based exercises. Develops familiarity with design process, critical observation, and the translation of design concepts into digital and physical reality.

instructors
units
0-12-12 U
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-304 (studio))
prerequisites
4.023, 4.401, 4.500
description

This studio explores architectural design through discussions on craft, construction and material histories. Students will each design a small-scale public infrastructure buildings in Boston, with particular emphasis on the emotional character of the building as well as the cultural qualities that architecture broadcasts through its assembly.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 2-4-6 G
schedule
WF 9:30-11 (N52-337)
prerequisites
4.022
description

This course is an introduction to working with data for exploration and explanation. The course mixes history and theory of information with a series of projects that apply the ideas directly. Students will start with basic data analysis, then learn about visual design and presentation, followed by more sophisticated interaction techniques.

instructors
Christophe Guberan
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 2-5 (N52-342C)
prerequisites
4.031 or permission of instructor
description

A product design studio focuses on the creation of everyday objects using new technologies and new materials. Students will develop products that address specific user needs,  propose novel design concepts, iteratively prototype, test functionality and ultimately exhibit their work in a retail context.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
F 2-5, T 7-9 (N52-337 (IDC))
prerequisites
UG: 4.031; G: permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.043

instructors
units
2-0-10 U
schedule
M 10-12, W 7-9 (4 sections) (Lec: E14-633, Lab 1: 1-371, Lab 2: 1-375, Lab 3: 1-379, Lab 4: 1-273)
prerequisites
description

Additional work required of students taking the graduate version of the subject.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 U/G
schedule
W 2-5 (1-134)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.118; G: 4.117

instructors
units
2-2-5 G
schedule
WF 10-11:30 (N51-160)
prerequisites
G: 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
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
Mariana Ibanez, Kyle Coburn, Max Kuo
units
0-12-9 G
schedule
TRF 1-5 (7-432 (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
Alexander D'Hooghe
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

New York Squares 

The 2020 Spring studio taught by Alexander D'Hooghe will research the shape, form, technical challenge, cultural narrative and typological innovation presented by multimodal hubs in urban context. The studio elaborates last years' theme, 'Antwerp Plazas' in Europe, but this time in a US context. 

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

CARBON TO ROCK, is the third studio of the series Igneous Tectonics. Igneous Tectonics addresses global cultural and environmental conflicts by engaging local materials in volcanic landscapes.

instructors
Inaqui Carnicero, Lorena del Rio
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
RF 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

“Central to the idea of the social condenser is the premise that architecture has the ability to influence social behavior. The intention of the social condenser was to influence the design of public spaces, with a goal of breaking down perceived social hierarchies in an effort to create socially equitable spaces."  

instructors
Miho Mazereeuw, Chatpong Chuenrudeemol, Visiting Critic
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Thailand has ambitious plans for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project with a highspeed rail line connecting three airports, new industries and new cities. Chonburi Province is the centerpiece of the EEC and close enough to Bangkok to become part of the decentralization efforts.

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
- John D Rockefeller

instructors
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (3-415 (studio))
prerequisites
4.153
description

Precipitous escalation in real estate and construction costs over the past decade has rendered housing in many of the wealthiest cities in the US nearly, if not completely, unaffordable to an increasing cross-section of the population.

instructors
Arindam Dutta, Brent Ryan, TA: Carmelo Ignaccolo
units
0-10-11 G
schedule
TR 1-6 (5-414 (studio))
prerequisites
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
3-3-3 G
schedule
1st mtg: , W 2/5 @ 9 am (3-412)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Industrial Robots are versatile tools, affording productive capacity across myriad contexts in today’s manufacturing practices. Yet at the same time they are restricting, limited by reach and payload, and in essence, incomplete. A robotic arm is a kind of positioner, but given a robust end effector or placed in relation to one, made to be useful.

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

CLIMATE THINGS designs and produce a series of interventions that make visible and public the climate crisis and to coincide with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on MIT Campus.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
1st mtg:, M, Feb. 10, 4pm (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

In an era where GPS, laser measurements, and lidar equipment are ubiquitous; little knowledge exists surrounding the task of scaling up precise geometric operations with the scale of architectural construction. What could we learn today by looking back to moments of the past that were forced to deploy string-based geometries to address landform survey?

instructors
Marc Simmons
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
F 1-3 (9-217)
prerequisites
description

In response to climate change and its effects, New York City is adopting more stringent provisions within the NYC Energy Conservation Code. This is a powerful catalyst driving the recladding and repositioning of existing buildings in New York.

instructors
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 6-9 (E15-207)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

2/11/2020 - note room change from 9-217 to E15-207.

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

Subject canceled for Spring 2020

instructors
Rafi Segal, Sebastian Schmidt Dalzon
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
W 5-8 (3-133)
prerequisites
4.252J or 11.001J or permission of instructor
description

Examines the complex development of cities through history by tracing a diachronic accumulation of forms and spaces in specific cities, and showing how significant ideas were made manifest across distinct geographies and cultures.

instructors
Marie Law Adams
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
Gilad Rosenzweig
units
2-4-6 G
schedule
W 5-7, F 9-1 (7-336, 9-451)
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
Brent Ryan
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)
prerequisites
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
Eran Ben-Joseph, Mary Anne Ocampo
units
6-0-9 G
schedule
W 5:30-7:30, F 9-12 (5-414)
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
units
1-1-1 G
schedule
W 10-12 (E14-140L)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Introduces principal issues in the field of advanced urbanism for discussion and exploration. Includes theoretical linkages between ideas about the culture of cities, processes of urbanization, and urban design. Involves events co-organized by faculty and doctoral students to further engage and inform research.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
T 6-9 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

I used to believe up until that point that there should be some radical separation between self and work—a separation that of course was theorized. I don’t totally understand this anymore. I don’t completely know why or how this is the case. -Craig Owens (1983)

The personal is political. -rallying feminist cry of the 60s and 70s

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 6-9 (3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Thus every line already demands of me that inner motion which includes the two impulses: expansion and delimitation. In addition, however, every line, by virtue of its direction and shape, makes all sorts of special demands on me. 
- Wilhelm Worringer. Abstraction and Empathy: A Contribution to the Psychology of Style (1908, Eng. 1953)

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
M 9-12 (5-231)
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: also meets with 4.286, 4.686 and 4.687

Art Culture and Technology

instructors
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TW 2-5 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
description

This hands-on studio course introduces artistic practice and critical visual thinking through three projects that explore sculpture, architecture, performance, video, sound art, site interventions, and strategies for artistic engagement in the public realm.  Lectures, screenings, guest presentations, field trips, readings, and debates supplement studio practice.

instructors
Marisa Jahn, Cherie Abbanat
units
3-3-6 U
schedule
TR 9-12 (E15-283A)
prerequisites
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
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-054)
prerequisites
G: permission of instructor
description

4.341 UG | 4.342 G

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

This advanced photography course is designed for students who wish to explore photography, images and archives, as tools and resources for artistic practices. The course focuses on the use of archival images in photographic practices while encouraging students to explore analog, digital and new technologies.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U / 2-4-6 G
schedule
TR 2-5 (E15-070 + E15-001)
prerequisites
U: 4.351 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

Introduction to advanced strategies of image/sound manipulation, both technical and conceptual. Pre-production planning (storyboards, scripting), refinement of digital editing techniques, visual effects such as chroma-keying, and post-production and audio are covered. Context provided by regular viewings of contemporary video artworks and other audio-visual formats.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G / 3-3-3 G
schedule
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-070 + E15-001)
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. Building upon the historical legacy of the moving the image, students render self-exploration, performance, social critique, and manipulation of raw experience into an aesthetic form.

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
TW 7-10 (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

UG: 4.356; G: 4.357

What do the words “cinematic” and “migration” evoke? What does the conjunction evoke? How is “cinematic” being defined here? How is “migration” being defined here? How are both being thought in relation to each other?

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
M 7-10, T 2-5 (E15-001, E15-207)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.361; G: 4.36

Performance Art: enactments in poetics of resistance, experiments in the study of the present

instructors
units
3-3-6 U/G
schedule
MW 9:30-12:30 (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
TR 9:30-12:30 (E15-207)
prerequisites
UG: 4.301 or 4.302 or permission of instructor; G: permission of instructor
description

UG: 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
units
3-3-12 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.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
description

Subject canceled for Spring 2020

Building Technology

instructors
units
3-2-7 G / 3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 2-3:30, M 3:30-5 (5-415, 5-415)
prerequisites
description

Studies the thermofluid principles of, and design strategies for, natural and mechanical systems for conditioning high-performance buildings that are needed to reduce anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases in coming decades.

instructors
Benjamin Markham
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
W 11-2 (36-372)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Note: as of 3/3/20 classroom changed to 36-372

How do you think jazz would sound in a cathedral?  Or Gregorian chant in a jazz club?

Did you know that energy efficient building systems tend to be the quietest building systems? Want to know why?

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
TR 9:30-11, R 11-12 (1-150, 5-234)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

Note: Lab room changed from 8-205 to 5-234

U: 4.432; G: 4.433

instructors
Paul Mayencourt, TA: Ashley Hartwell, TA: Demi Fang
units
3-3-6 U / 3-2-4 G
schedule
MW 9:30-11, 4.440: F 9:30-11:30, 4.462: M 4-6 (3-333, 4.440: 8-205, 4.462: 5-134)
prerequisites
UG: 18.02; G: Permission of instructor
description

UG: 4.440; G: 4.462

instructors
Caitlin Mueller, Renaud Danhaive
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (4-261)
prerequisites
6.009 or permission of instructor
description

Focuses on applications of machine learning (ML) for creative design generation and data-informed design exploration, with an emphasis on visual and 3-D generative systems. Explores how recent advances in artificial intelligence, and specifically machine learning, can offer humans more natural, performance-driven design processes.

Computation

instructors
units
2-3-7 U/G / 2-3-4 G
schedule
TR 9-11 (N52-399 (IDC))
prerequisites
UG: 4.500; G: permission of instructor
description

Course Description & Goals:

instructors
units
3-2-7 U/G / 3-2-4 G
schedule
R 9:30-12:30 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

U: 4.507; G: 4.567

instructors
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-6 G
schedule
W 2-5 (3-442)
prerequisites
description

UG: 4.520; G: 4.521

instructors
units
3-2-7 U / 2-2-8 G
schedule
M 11-2, T 7-8:30 (8-205, 3-329)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

U: 4.550; G: 4.570

instructors
Kent Larson, Lord Norman Foster, TA: Maitane Iruretagoyena, TA: Guadalupe Babio
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
T 12:30-3:30 (E15-341)
prerequisites
Permission of instructor
description

By 2050, 3.5 billion people may live in informal settlements without access to conventional infrastructure and buildings. Students will create new concepts for lightweight, distributed, and scalable systems that could be deployable within 10 to 20 years, including:

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, interactive design, design knowledge representation and media interface.

instructors
Onur Yuce Gun
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9G
schedule
W 6-9 (1-134)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Re-thinking part-whole relationships for advancing computational design innovation

History Theory and Criticism

instructors
units
4-0-8 U/G
schedule
MW 11-12:30, R01: W 1-2, R02: F 12-1 (Lecture: 3-133, R01: 5-216, R02: 3-329)
prerequisites
description

UG: 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
Will Lockett
units
3-0-9 U / 3-0-9G
schedule
MW 9:30-11 (E15-054)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Note: Class scheduled changed to MW 9:30-11

UG: 4.609; G: 4.608

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

The Islamic City is a crucial yet contentious concept in the study of Islamic history.  Coined during the colonial period, it has long been presented in terms of a distinct phenomenon related primarily to Islam as a faith with a set of fixed laws, customs, and common architectural types.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G
schedule
MW 11-12:30 (1-135)
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
3-0-9 G
schedule
M 10-1 (5-232)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

1/8/2020 - note room change from 5-216 to 5-232

instructors
Christopher Ketcham
units
3-0-9 U
schedule
M 2-5 (1-132)
prerequisites
description

This course examines the objects, history, context, and critical discourse of art from the 1940s to the present. We will trace major postwar movements including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art and assess the relevance of these developments to the art of our time.

instructors
units
5-0-7 U
schedule
TR 2-3:30, R01: W 10-11, R02: F 10-11 (3-133, R01: 5-231, R02: 5-231)
prerequisites
description

GIR: CI-H, HASS-CI, HASS-A

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

The European Enlightenment has been described as a “revolution of the mind,” a fundamental turning point in the way Europeans imagined the world and their place in it, and a foundational moment for the emergence of western modernity. What is the role of the arts within this “revolution”?

instructors
Advisor
units
1-0-14 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
1-0-26 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
1-14-15 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
Caroline A Jones, Eugenie Alexandra Brinkema
units
3-0-9 G
schedule
F 9-12 (5-216)
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

“Medium” (pl. media) here designates the means and technologies by which temporal events are materially fixed and conveyed to aesthetic experience. Linked to waves of successive technological innovations in image-making, “media theory” established itself historically by taking the measure of phantasmagorical lantern shows, stereographic photography, cinema, and television.

instructors
units
3-0-6 G / 3-0-9 G
schedule
()
prerequisites
Permission of Instructor
description

Subject canceled for Spring 2020.