This seminar takes up a series of topics in the evolution of modern architecture education, addressing historical, institutional, and ideological formations and transformations that have taken place over the last two centuries. How have the changing norms and values of the profession, of higher education, and of modern society shaped attitudes and approaches to the architect’s training? Reciprocally, what kind of impact have architecture schools had on architects’ subsequent careers and on architectural practice and culture at large? By inserting the history of architecture education into the larger histories of architecture and of modernity, we aim to study the ways that schools function as communities of discourse and vehicles for the transmission of knowledge. As case studies drawn from North America and elsewhere reveal, the architecture school is more than a training ground for aspiring professionals; it is a site of negotiation—and often contestation—over the production and reproduction of future architecture. While our focus is not exclusively on alternative or “radical” educational programs, we will not fail to consider some of these, situating them in their wider context. Architecture schools have only recently begun to look themselves in the mirror. Previously, when they were the subject of scholarly attention at all, it was often more in the spirit of hagiography than historiography. This seminar will endeavor to bring a sharp critical-historical lens to questions concerning architecture education past, present, and future.