The Creation of the Cal Poly Architecture Department and the Decline of Multi-Disciplinary Education
History 303: Research and Writing Seminar in History
The creation of the architecture department spurred the decline of multidisciplinary education among the College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED). This development led to the separation and hierarchy of majors within CAED as it destroyed the communal nature of an experimental and innovative teaching approach. The process of this change reveals the detrimental impacts to the faculty, curriculum and culture of the department. The faculty was divided, leading to a less interdisciplinary curriculum and a less communal nature of innovative learning among the College community.