INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Architecture
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ARC 216 History of Art and Architecture I Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Stefania Gruosso, Dr. Stefania Gruosso Stefania Gruosso, Dr.
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Introduce the art and architecture from prehistory to the 12thcentury. Development of visual skills and values for better understandings of global development of art and architecture through visualization, compositions and forms from prehistory to the 12th century.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
• Introduce the basic terms and elements of the analysis of buildings from the aspect of the history and theory of architecture
• Introduce the concept of comparative analysis
• Introduce the art and architecture from prehistory to the 12 th century
• Develop an understanding of the manner in which architectural production is always triangulated by the exigencies of time and location. Give students a more complete view of “how history shapes art and, at times, how art shapes history.”

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction ( Syllabus review; course content, practical work assignment, requirements, policies; teaching methods)
  2. Art in world history, introductory remarks Early Cultures Purpose of art Different impact on art Art Historical Inquiry Basics of formal analysis
  3. The beginnings of art: Prehistory - the Stone Age
  4. Art and Architecture: Mesopotamia
  5. Art and Architecture: Egypt
  6. Art and Architecture in ”time-cut” Aegean cultures
  7. Art and Architecture: Greece
  8. Repetition for midterm, Midterm
  9. Art and Architecture: Greece
  10. Art and Architecture: Etruscan
  11. Art and Architecture: Roman
  12. Art and Architecture: Roman
  13. Art and Architecture: Paleochristian
  14. Art and Architecture: Byzantine
  15. Review and discussion of the portfolio / the data collected by students Overview of lecture materials discussion and preparation for the final exam

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
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TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Field trips
  • Assignments
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)30
Lab/Practical Exam(s)20
Class Deliverables5
Final Exam145
+Lectures related120
Total: 120
Learning outcomes
  • Understand the basic principles and appropriate application and performance of construction materials, basic structural systems, products, components, and building service systems at the moderate level
  • Understand the role of the architect to elicit, understand, and resolve the needs of the client, owner, and user
  • Generate technical documentation enabling the realization in built form of a modest architectural proposal
  • Examine and solve, to a preliminary level basic spatial and material design concepts
  • Understand the role of exploration, dialogue and diagramming in design process
  • Identify the major questions and issues in the design and realization of spaces for human use with the scope of collecting information and developing a design proposal
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • 1. A Global History of Architecture, Mark M. Jarzombek, Vikramaditya Prakash, Francis D.K. Ching, Wiley, 2 edition, 2010.
  • 2. Art in World History, Mary Hollingsworth, M E Sharpe Reference, 2003.
  • 3. A History of Architecture – Settings and rituals; Spiro Kostof, Oxford University Press, 1995

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
Preparation for Final Examination12020
Assignment / Homework/ Project13030
Seminar / Presentation 0
Total Workload: 125
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5