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  Jan 18, 2018
 
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARCH 5402 - Architecture, Culture, and Society


     
Spring. 3 credits.

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Social and cultural values are both reflected in buildings, landscapes, and cities, and constructed by them. At the same time, this articulation of people and built environments is framed by general socio-economic and political systems of ordering that often transcend locale. This course explores how these complexities might impact design practice, drawing on concepts and methods from disciplines such as anthropology, geography and cultural studies, as well as architectural history and theory, and referring to examples from around the world. 



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