Architecture from an experiential perspective. Theory and some hands-on experience will supplement frequent field trips and occasional visits with practicing architects. Useful preparation for students considering application to architecture schools.
Geog 441: Design and Planning of the Modern City
A seminar and fieldwork course focusing on influential planners, developers, architects and politicians who have shaped the design and planning of the modern European and North American city since the mid-nineteenth century.
Geog 440: Interpreting the Suburban Landscape
A seminar and fieldwork course focusing on the historical and contemporary development of the suburban landscape of the North American city
Geog 343: Planning and Urban Development
This fieldwork course considers the relationships between planning, urban design, and the development of the North American city in the 20th century. Students should be prepared to undertake one or more weekend field trips; a fee for each field trip may be applied.
Geog 340: Geography of the City
Examination of the forces shaping the internal structure of the contemporary city. Topics include: the land-use and spatial structure of cities; building the city; architecture of downtown and suburban areas; patterns of class and ethnicity in the changing city; sub-urbanization and family life; urban problems and planning the post-industrial city.