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DESN 107 - History of Architecture


PROGRAM: Design Technology
CREDIT HOURS MIN: 3
LECTURE HOURS MIN: 3
DATE OF LAST REVISION: Fall, 2011

History of Architecture studies the ingenuity and imagination of the human spirit in shaping the built environment related to cultural, political, social, and technological history. Presents a survey of architectural styles, architects, design philosophies, and building materials used by time, period, country, region and city. Requires oral presentations, essays, term papers, research and small projects. Field trips to historical architectural sites are a part of this course.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Identify design characteristics of significant architectural styles in the history of Eastern and Western civilization.
  2. Comprehend design philosophies of notable architects in the history of architecture.
  3. Develop freehand sketches and design diagrams of historical styles, layouts and elements in historical architecture.
  4. Identify indigenous building materials appropriately used by time, period and place in the history of architecture.
  5. Identify technologies utilized historically within building designs to solve or overcome problems.
  6. Develop an understanding of the chronology of architecture by decade, century, or era.
  7. Apply historical ideas, theories and practices that may be relevant or applicable to modern and future design and construction techniques.


COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Vernacular Architecture
  • Gothic
  • The First Civilizations
  • Islam
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Renaissance
  • Ancient Greece
  • Baroque and Rococo
  • Ancient Rome
  • Neoclassicism
  • Early Christian
  • Colonial Styles
  • Byzantine
  • Nineteenth Century
  • Medieval
  • Modern
  • Romanesque
  • Post Modern

 
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