Building the Cities of Peru
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Area of Study
Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits0
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
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.
Please note that there are no beginning level courses offered in this program.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.