19th and 20th Century Architecture Course Description and Course Competencies

The course description and competencies are provided by the Art Institute International Minnesota.  The course must follow the description and students must demonstrate completion of all competencies.

Course Description

This course examines the evolution of modern architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Content includes discussion of the theoretical basis of significant architectural styles and places architectural developments within their cultural, historical, and social framework. (No prereq.)

Course Competencies

  • Make distinctions between the characteristics and the theories of the significant movements in architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Research and analyze significant contributions individual architects made to the development of modern architecture
  • Explain the influence of new materials and construction technology on the development of modern architecture
  • Place developments in architecture in the social and historic context
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