History and Theory of Architecture

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History and Theory of Architecture

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    12
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This course introduces students to architectural history and theory as understood through cultural studies. The course follows a chronology of World Architecture until the beginning of the 19th Century. This chronology is occasionally interrupted and reframed by thematic content based on contemporary theoretical issues and architecture.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.