• Program: Architectural Technology
  • Course: Architectural History
  • Course #: ARCH2640
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Architectural analysis introduces the student to architectural history through development of architectural form and material use. The course is based on western cultures and will include major examples in architecture from Egyptian through European Renaissance to American Colonial architecture to present post modern architecture. This course will provide a basis for understanding of architecture from the perspective of a creative process. The main objective of this course will be to develop student appreciation of past architectural work and to recognize traditional values in architecture.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
List western historical architectural stylistic periods
Describe the factors that influence architectural styles
Define the significant characteristics of each architectural style
Differentiate between architectural styles
Analyze historic characteristics in modern buildings
Recognize literal historic characteristics in modern building design
Recognize metaphorical historic characteristics in a modern building design

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Basic computer skills are required
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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