This course explores the history of American architecture, consisting of identification
of major buildings, architects, architectural movements, and important social influence
on these movements. Students will be able to identify buildings by style and period.
A semester-long research paper should demonstrate the student’s ability to do research
in the field of American architectural history and to competently write a substantive
text that includes architectural description and analysis, as well as footnotes and
bibliography showing knowledge of published scholarly sources.