Syllabus

COURSE SYLLABUS FOR SPRING 2016-2017

Week No:

Date:

Topic:

Week 1

15-February-2017

Introduction to the course

Week 2

22-February-2017

Roots of Modernism (Part 1): Enlightenment and its Past (until 19th century - until 1800)

Week 3

01-March-2017

Roots of Modernism (Part 2): Industrial Revolution and its Implications (19th century - 1800-1900)

Film 1: Modern Times by Charlie Chaplin

Week 4

08-March-2016

Modernism: Pre-War Years (1894-1945) and Post-War Years (1945-1970) and Existentialism

Week 5

15-March-2017

Early Reactions to Modernism: Totalitarian Architecture, Expressionism, Brutalism and Structuralism

Film 2: Playtime by Jacque Tati

Week 6

22-March-2017

Structuralism, Semiotics and Post Modernism in Architecture (1958-1979) (1960’s and 1970’s)

Week 7

29-March-2017

Modernism Endures: Chicago High-Rise, Futurist, Ecological, Metabolist and High-Tech Architecture (Structural Expressionism) (1960’s and 1970’s)

Week 8

05-April-2017

Midterm Examination

Week 9

12-April-2017

Phenomenology and Critical Regionalism (1980’s)

Week 10

19-April-2017

Poststructuralism and Deconstructionism (1980’s)

Week 11

26-April-2017

Pragmatism and Minimalisms (1990’s)

Week 12

03-May-2017

Environmentalism and Green Building Practices (Biophilic Design, Green Urbanism, Sustainability) (2000’s)

Week 13

10-May-2017

Parametricism (Digital Design and Creativity) (2000’s)

Week 14

17-May-2017

Review for the Final Exam

Week 15

To be announced later

Final Exam