Building the Cities of Peru

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Building the Cities of Peru

  • Host University

    Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

  • Location

    Lima, Peru

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course, which is taught entirely in English, aims to offer a panoramic view of the history of Peruvian architecture and urbanism, reviewing the indigenous occupation of the Andean space, exploring the changes introduced by the arrival of 16th century Europeans, the new proposals of the twentieth century, the challenges of Modernity and the contemporary proposals, and how they have all contributed to shaping and transforming cities throughout history. To this end, the course is led by an archaeologist and an architect, whose complementary perspectives will allow a complex and interdisciplinary approach to the subject. The course will work towards explaining and interpreting critically the essential aspects of the historical context, and try to understand the importance of land management and the construction of the city in those processes, along with their role in culture and society.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.


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