Course Code: BAR 203
Course Title: HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE 3 45 Hrs.
Objective of the Course: To introduce students aspects of Western architecture and urbanism from the earliest times until the end of Middle Ages as well as theories behind the origin of the modern movement.
Course Outline: Lectures to cover characteristics of western architecture and urbanism from the earliest times until the end of the Middle Ages; the theories behind the origin of the modern movement emphasising the various interpretations of functionalism and its opposition, e.g. art deco, classicism.
Learning Methods: Lectures and presentations
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 Architecture : an introduction to the history and theory of the art of building by Lethaby, William Richard, A History of architecture by Statham, Henry Heathcote, A History of architectural development by Simpson, Frederick Moore