Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Examines the historical origins and elements of American house styles in order to develop insights into the residential architecture of our own era. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).


Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 34336

From the Instructor:
Greetings! My name is Dr. Sandlin, and I am the instructor for ART 215. The following information will give you a better idea about the goals and content of this course. ART 215 examines the historical origins and elements of American house styles in order to develop insights into the residential architecture of our own era. As an architectural history class, it presents the historical context in which the styles develop, making an understanding of the history just as relevant as knowledge of the styles. Therefore, students will not only learn to identify elements and components of particular styles of American residential architecture, but they will also understand the origins of American residential architecture and its relationship to the social, political, economical, and religious influences of the various time periods.
Course Specific Requirements:
There are no prerequisites for this class, but a working knowledge of basic architectural terms and concepts is expected. College-level competency with reading and writing is strongly encouraged. The required textbook for this class is: Virginia Savage McAlester, A Field Guide to American Houses, revised edition (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013). The required software is access to Microsoft Word (files need to be submitted as a .doc file type) or the ability to convert word documents to a PDF. Access to Powerpoint or other similar software, which can then be formatted as a PDF, will be helpful. This course is fully online. However, near the end of the term, a walking tour of a Portland neighborhood is planned. If you are not able to make the times when it is offered, an alternate assignment is provided.
Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learners:
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
34336 WEB » - 22-Jun-2015 thru 05-Sep-2015
Instructor: Julianne P Sandlin
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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