Course Code: BAR 104
Course Title: HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE 2 45 Hrs.
Objective of the Course: To provide students with insight on analytical themes in traditional art and architecture of the sub-Saharan Africa and new forms and directions in African architecture.
Course Outline: Lectures and presentations to students in analytical themes in traditional art and architecture of the sub-Saharan Africa; technology in African architecture Role of culture and symbolism in the development of built-form in African settlements; new forms and directions in African architecture; sustainability of the built environment within the wider socio-economic context.
Learning Methods: Series of lectures and presentations which include assignments
Evaluation Method: The students are expected to carry out written assignments, case studies or exercises and sit for a continuous assessment test(s)
Final Examination: At the end of semester students are to sit for a two hour written examination
Learning Resources: Students are expected to refer to The Theory of architecture: concepts, themes & practices by Johnson, Paul-Alan, Architecture : an introduction to the history and theory of the art of building by Lethaby, William Richard, Incidence and symmetry in design and architecture by Baglivo, Jenny Antoinette