2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
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2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 216 - Architecture and Democracy

Type of Course: Seminar
This seminar explores the relationship between the built environment and civic ideology in ancient Athens and 20th-century America. “Built environment” refers to structures in, through and around which a society functions and includes both private and public buildings and spaces. “Civic ideology” means ideas that embody the collective beliefs and aspirations of the citizen body. In particular we will be interested in the relationship between the individual citizen and the state in ancient Athens and 20th-century United States and the means by which architecture acts to construct that relationship. Area field trips.

Cross Listed: COMM216

Instructor: Mr. Townsend

When Offered: Offered every other year

Faculty: Rhys Townsend, Ph.D. Professor of Art History