The plan has lost its status as the central means of architectural production, but it remains the primary index of architectural values - of how buildings configure people in relation to each other. Historically, the plan was the primary means of design, where architects deployed principles of proportion, composition, uniformity, montage, and figuration. While digital models now allow the simultaneous development of multiple planar sections, plans most clearly trace the power relations, defined by class, gender and race, that buildings enact. The recent return of the plan as a topic of discourse and focus of architectural energy after the digital turn suggests renewed interest in the correlation of form and politics that the plan describes. Reading and discussion sessions will trace the history of the plan as an index of architectural thinking and students will be asked to define a strain of contemporary plan making, chart its historical antecedents, and speculate on its intentions and effects.