Introduction to Cultural History

Teaching Assistant(s)
Zach Ropel-Morski
Zaven Titizian

This course will define and introduce an approach to cultural history as a discipline, and attempt to localize modern humanity by looking at the principal icons and images that have been central to the experience of an open, globalized society. This course will examine some of the main narrative structures that allow people to create meaning, and also provide an introduction to one of the key skills of an architect: the ability to read and critically assess often complex visual information, known as both iconography and iconology (which is the reason for the nickname “ICO” for cultural history stream).