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Socio-Cultural Issues And The Built Environment
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
Using historical and contemporary examples, this course will examine the relationship between the built environment and the construction of social identities. Discussion will focus on topics ranging from the evolution of the nuptial bedroom and the kitchen in the 20th century (integrating studies from the field of family and gender history) to examples of governmental space whose design reflects practices of exclusion. The goal of this course is for students to examine through a series of case studies the implications of cultural and social issues in design.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took VISC 4B90: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Socio-Cultural Issues in the Built Environment in the 2004/05, 2005/06 and 2006/07 academic year may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: New course code as of 2008-09
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:59 AM