Course Title: Global History of the Built Environment II
Course Number: BE 211
Quarter: Spring 2020
When: M,W,F, 11:30 am - 12:50 pm
Where: Bagley Hall 154
Credits: 5 Credits
Instructor: Daniel E. Coslett, Ph. D.
Covers Requirements: VLPA, I&S; No Prerequisites
Course Description: This course critically examines built environments from 1000 CE through today from a global perspective. It encourages thinking about history in a transnational and transgeographical manner that challenges the canonical approach that has generally privileged Western material and master narratives. The course is broadly structured around the concept of "time cuts" that allow for comparisons across regions and cultural formations. It will address a diverse set of sites and structures in an effort to offer a robust presentation of material from both Western and non-Western contexts. Architecture, landscapes, and urban plans constitute the built environment under consideration. There are no prerequisites for this course.
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