Course Code & Number:
Level of Course:
Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:
Midterm Exam I - 10%
Midterm Exam II - 15%
Midterm Exam III - 20%
Final Exam - 20%
Reading and writing assignments - 25%
Attendance and Class Contribution - 10%
This course aims to introduce the vocabulary of architectural thought and development of design concepts in their relation to the urban, social and historical context.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Obtain familiarity with the basic recurrent themes, concepts and ideas in the history of art, architecture and urbanism.
2. Identify and comprehend the vocabulary of the architectural discipline.
3. Understand and interpret the relation of architectural products to their historical context.
4. Develop a sense for the relation of the development of architectural ideas to the history of arts and sciences.
5. Use the knowledge on history of arts and architecture to begin to develop an individual and critical evaluation of the contemporary built environment.