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The Architecture and Urbanism Minor, which is co-administered by the Departments of History of Art and Architecture and Geography, brings together an emphasis on the material landscape and cultural environment of the city. While art history and geography ask different theoretical and historical questions, they strongly overlap in their conceptions of cities as spatial and cultural constructs. Courses in the minor explore the variety of ways in which cities relate to their historical/geographical materiality. For more information, see the Architecture and Urbanism Minor Program.
The Architecture and Urbanism Minor draws on the urban planning and analysis of cities that are a natural extension of the mission of DePaul. By definition, the dual focus of the minor in art historical and geographic scholarship gives it an interdisciplinary perspective. The emphasis in art and art history on cities as an architectural and cultural space for aesthetic expression and representation leads to a different although complementary perspective than is common in geographic studies.
Yes. The minor will provide an excellent point of emphasis for students interested in careers in urban planning, real estate, historical preservation, or architecture. The minor allows students to focus on the material planning and cultural significance of space that are central to all of these areas of study. This minor, in conjunction with a carefully planned liberal arts curriculum, will strengthen the student’s applications for graduate school. It will also enhance the résumés of students interested in entry-level positions in these areas.