American Architecture

American Architecture
Major figures, monuments, and movements in American architecture from colonial period through "Gilded Age."
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesARTHC 202
 ProgramsContaining ARTHC 365
Course Outcomes

Colonial to Civil War

Students will acquire a basic understanding of the development of American architecture from the seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century.


Students will improve research, writing and analytical skills in architectural history.

Original Research

Students will acquire a more detailed knowledge of a particular monument and/or architect and/or architectural theory of the period, through the research and writing of a term paper.


Students will become familiar with the contributions of individual architects of the period.