Each student should select one architectural venue we will visit during the program and read at least two scholarly articles or book chapters about the site. Both the topic and the texts should be selected in consultation with the program director. A summary of the chosen secondary sources, providing background and details about the venue, should be prepared at least two days prior to the site visit. For this site summary a polished essay is not required. A bullet-point list is fine. The emphasis is upon summarizing and synthesizing the information acquired. Note that students seeking course credits toward another major or minor, such as French or Medieval & Renaissance Studies, should pick a subject relevant to that area of study.
Here is a list of the buildings chosen (feel free to contact me about ideas):