SpTp: Religion & Architecture
The objective of this course is to bring student to a critical
awareness of the expressive potential of architecture,
particularly as it relates to the development of the Jewish,
Christian, and Islamic religious traditions, and reactions
against those traditions, within Western and World civilization.
We will study the architectonic expression of religious themes
throughout the course of human history and across several
cultures to better understand the evolution of the contemporary
condition in religion, society, architecture, and urbanism.
Students will be required to write significant essays, perform
at least one oral presentation, and take a comprehensive exam.
The course will provide opportunities for field trips for
further exploration of the themes of the course. The
destinations will be within driving distance. No prerequisites.
Eric Anderson (architect) and Joseph Prud'homme (Department of
Political Science and the Institute for Religion, Politics and