HU175 – History of Architecture 1

Course lecturer :

  • Dr. Ingy Naguib

Course assistant :

  • Arch. Merna Nabil

Course objectives :

  1. Integrate major civilizations\’ architectural history with the approach to design and to create an understanding of architecture as a physical response to human needs at a philosophical and cultural value within that period
  2. – Identify various influences, analysis and development in stages of architecture in major civilizations, To enable students to :
  • i) Gain a working knowledge of history of architecture.
  • ii) Differentiate architecture features.
  • iii) Know different cultures.

Course description :

This course introduces students to the history of different engineering disciplines. The Course is to teach the students all about the history of architecture of the Ancient Civilizations. It introduces the student to the history of the major civilizations, architecture found in the valley of the Nile (Egyptian civilization).

Course assessment :

  1. 1. Midterm Exam 15 Marks
  2. 2. Drop Quizzes / Open discussions 10 Marks
  3. 3. Assignments/ research/ presentations 25 Marks
  4. 4. Final written Exam 50 Marks

Recommended text books :

1. Fletcher, B. and Fletcher, B. F.; \”A History of Architecture\”, Bradbury, Agnew, & CO. LD., Printers, London, (1996).

Recommended refrences :

  1. 1. Fazio M.,Moffett M.,Wodehouse L., \”Buiding Across Tme\”, McGraw-hill, USA, 2009
  2. 2. Roth L. M., \”Understanding Architecture, Its elements, History and meaning\”, Westview press, 1998