May 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AH 3070 - History of Architecture, Interiors, + Furnishings I

Credits: 3

This survey course provides a history of the built environment based on architecture, interiors, and furnishings from antiquity through Historicism of the early 19th century. Students investigate and document period design within the context of the cultural, sociological, and technological issues of each era—including interior and exterior architectural elements, furniture, design motifs, and ornamentation. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have the ability to identify and evaluate the elements of architecture and interiors for each period studied and apply those skills to period renovation, restoration, or to reinterpret historical elements for current use.

Prerequisites: AH 1110 - Art Historical Methods + History  

Notes: Offered online only. (Formerly AH 2070 History of Architecture + Interiors)

-The required textbook for this course is also used in AH3071.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply knowledge of interiors, architecture, art, and the decorative arts within a historical and cultural context from the antiquity through Post-Modernism based on learning exercises, assignments and charrettes, instructor guidance and in accordance with the CIDA indicators aligned with this course.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the social, political, and physical influences affecting historical changes in design of the built environment from antiquity through the 20th century.
  • Identify and describe movements and periods in interior design and furniture from the antiquity through the 20th century.
  • Identify and describe movements and traditions in architecture from antiquity through the 20th century.
  • Identify and describe stylistic movements and periods of art from antiquity through the 20th century.
  • Students demonstrate critical thinking skills, defined as the capacity to challenge assumptions, contextualize information, identify problems, conceptualize responses.
  • Students demonstrate writing skills, which encompasses thesis statement, organization, conclusion, grammar, syntax, and spelling.
  • Students demonstrate scholarly research skills.
  • Students demonstrate critical engagement in theory through discussion and writing.
  • Students practice formal analysis and the identification, definition, and application of the elements and principles of design as well as the various types of media found within Contemporary Art.
  • Students demonstrate competence in discipline-specific citation styles.

AH 3070 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Architecture + Interior Design: An Integrated History to Present - ISBN: 9780135093573

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