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Unformatted text preview: analysis of form, function, and context. By exploring the built environment from prehistory to the early Gothic
period, students will develop a critical approach to understanding elements of design, construction, and theory.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
• Visually recognize and identify architectural illustrations (plans, elevations, sections) [Knowledge].
• Describe, using formal and technical vocabulary, the defining characteristics of buildings [Knowledge].
• Distinguish significant developments in construction and design [Comprehension].
• Interpret evidence for the transmission of styles and design across time and cultures [Application].
• Build a chronological framework for understanding the development of construction /engineering
• Apply critical thinking to theories in the history of architecture [Evaluation].
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Required Text: Marian Moffett, Michael Fazio, and Lawrence Woodehouse, Buildings Across
Time: An Introduction to World Architecture. McGraw-Hill ISBN 978-0-07-305304-2 (Third
The assigned readings in this book are REQUIRED. Copies are also on reserve in Evans Library
and in the Technical Reference Center in Langford Architecture Building. Recommended Reference: James Stevens Curl, Oxford Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-860678-9 (Second Edition 2006). ARCH 249 Spring 2010 Prof. Glowacki
Page 2 Attendance: Every successful student knows that attending class regularly is one of the most important things you
can do to help yourself learn the material better and earn a good grade. Students in ARCH 249 are expected to attend
all classes and to complete all reading assignments. Material presented in lecture and class discussion may expand
upon points only briefly considered in the required text. Texas A&M University views class attendance as...
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