Program Overview



This experience examines architecture as a physical record of human society from prehistory through ca. 1400. As we are covering over 5,000 years of architectural practice, we will focus on periods of intense architectural innovation by looking at a series of paradigmatic buildings and analyze them in terms of their formal qualities and social role (what they look like and how they have influenced, or been influenced by, behavior and thought). We will consider several reoccurring themes, including the use of architecture to promote religion, the relationship between built environment and political structure, and architectural changes as a response to technological innovation, while exploring the architecture of diverse cultures and societies.
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Academic Details

Earn 4 UO credits. The credits are approved at the University of Oregon as 300-level ARH credit equivalent to ARH 314. (CRN 42945) For non-UO students, credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office.

The draft syllabus for this experience will be updated soon to reflect remote activities.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Faculty and Staff

Maile Hutterer is an Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Oregon. Professor Hutterer’s research focuses on the architecture and decoration of buildings in medieval France. She enjoys bringing her findings into her teaching, which ranges from architectural history to medieval art. She counts Study Abroad among her professional passions and has previously lead programs in Paris for Yale University and Rutgers University. When she isn’t thinking or writing about medieval art she enjoys olympic lifting and baking cakes.

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