This course will introduce students to the history of European Architecture. Due to the fact that the concepts of “modernity” and “modern architecture” are mainly Western products, for a better understanding of contemporary issues of architectural debate it is necessary to deal with their European foundations. Moreower going through thousand years of its history, looking closely into its meaningful steps, will enable the students to grasp the dynamics of architectural change as a part of other changes in the field of cultural, social, and political practice. With its four successive periods of different styles (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque), some prepare the latter other oppose the former, the European process of architectural change is the ideal place to examine such a dynamism. On one hand it is exiting to observe the very active inner energy of architecture, on the other hand is the topic on four clear packaged styles relatively easy to learn.