What kinds of places do people call home, and where do they choose to bury their dead? How have communities marked their territories, or cities reshaped landscapes? What does it mean to enshrine the sacred, to nurture civic gardens, or to create a consumer paradise--in 8th-century Spain or 11th-century New Mexico, 19th-century Beijing or contemporary Dubai? Working across cultures, and from antiquity to the present, this class highlights both global and distinct, local perspectives on the history of architecture and the built environment. Enrollment limited to 40.