The History and Theory of Architecture program is concerned with understanding the built environment – how it is created, what it means to the people who make it, what it tells us about history, and how it responds to ideas, desires, and needs of people living at a particular time. We explore both the material aspects of architecture (structure, design, technology, etc.) as well as the intellectual and social conditions that bring it into being. Our courses cover a vast number of topics, from prehistoric grave mounds to contemporary issues and themes. An interdisciplinary curriculum that includes related fields such as History, Geography, Heritage Studies, and Architecture helps to make HTA an exciting place to be.