80 131 Architectural History 2


The course is mandatory for all architecture students in GK3, and builds on the course Architectural history 1 (GK2)

Course content

Architectural History 2 gives an introduction to European and North-American architectural history from around 1900 until today. We study buildings and their contexts, placing particular emphasis on the origins and development of Modernism. Through a series of close readings of selected works, the course explores Modernist design practices as well as its theoretical and ideological ideals. The course is structured as a lecture series.

Learning outcomes

The course gives historical knowledge as well as training in understanding and analysing buildings. At the end of the course, the students will be able to analyse architectural form in a critical, contextual, and historically conscious manner.

Working and learning activities

The course is structured as a lecture series with some short excursions to buildings.

The lectures are compulsory. Students are expected to read course literature ahead of each lecture.

Professor in charge

Mari Hvattum


Assessment Date Duration Grade scale Oral examination
Skriftlig eksamen A-F