Wayne Franits, Chair
308 Bowne Hall
Matilde Mateo, Undergraduate Director
Suite 308 Bowne Hall
Jean-François Bédard, Lawrence Chua, Susan Henderson, Matilde Mateo, Romita Ray
The major in History of Architecture explores the history of styles and monuments. It also provides you with a rich and nuanced understanding of how humanity has interacted with the environment by constructing buildings and cities and by transforming the landscape, under different social, political, technological and economic circumstances. The research and teaching specialties of the history of architecture faculty include Islamic architecture, architecture of the Middle Ages, sixteenth-century Italian architecture, sixteenth to eighteenth century French architecture, American architecture, Medievalism, and South and East Asian architecture.
Students have the exciting opportunity to complete the BA in History of Architecture and a minor in Architecture at the School of Architecture.
Majors in the History of Architecture are also encouraged to take a foreign language and to study abroad, especially in London and Florence.
For all Arts and Sciences|Maxwell students, successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in this major requires a minimum of 120 credits, 96 of which must be Arts and Sciences|Maxwell credits, completion of the Liberal Arts Core requirements, and the requirements for this major that are listed below.
Students dually enrolled in Newhouse* and Arts and Sciences|Maxwell will complete a minimum of 122 credits, with at least 90 credits in Arts and Sciences|Maxwell coursework and an Arts and Sciences|Maxwell major.
*Students dually enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences|Maxwell as first year students must complete the Liberal Arts Core. Students who transfer to the dual program after their first year as singly enrolled students in the Newhouse School will satisfy general requirements for the dual degree program by completing the Newhouse Core Requirements.