History of World Architecture


This introductory course explores the history of architecture from an inclusive, cross-cultural perspective. Proceeding topically through diverse examples from across the globe, students will examine the various ways that individuals and groups responded to religious, political, social, and cultural needs through the creation of built environments. From practical solutions to monumental expressions of power, students will study the role of culture in undergirding regional construction, style, and form. This course examines both local approaches to architectural challenges and shared values that give rise to hybrid structures.

Image Credit: Karol M., Taos Pueblo, n.d. Reproduced under Creative Commons.

  • Date: March 1, 2022
  • Categories: Art History
  • Institution St. Olaf College
  • Course Code ART161
  • Semester Fall 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2021, Spring 2021, Fall 2020, Fall 2019, Fall 2015