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ETHICSOC 181. Architecture, Space, and Politics. 4-5 Units.

We spend most of our lives in buildings and cities that are planned by architects and urbanists. What are the normative considerations that should guide how these spaces are designed? What social role should architecture aim to play? and what criteria should we use to assess whether an architectural intervention is successful or not? This course seeks to address these questions by bringing architecture in conversation with contemporary normative political theory. It examines both how political theory can inform our thinking about architecture, and how the work of architects -- with its attention to the specificities of the built environment -- can advance our thinking about politics.

Undergraduate Major Unit Requirements

...AA 190 , BIOE 131 ( ETHICSOC 131X ), CS 181W...65 Gateway course: FRENCH 181 . Capstone: COMPLIT 153C...