NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
COURSE CODE: ZAL 2102
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: Mohd Noorizhar Bin Ismail
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: Core course required by Board of Architect
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED: YEAR 2 / SEMESTER 1
TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT) FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

86

L + T + P + O = 28 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.             To expose students to the Western architectural history and its application in architectural design.

2.             To expose students to the different character of Western architectural style of various periods.

3.             To expose students to the usage of technology in terms of Western architecture of various periods.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to :

1.             Discuss the general scenario of the architectural history that covers the major eras and styles of architecture in chronological order and focus on how to recognize and describe the important features of buildings from each period (A2).

2.             Explain the general outline of the development of Western architecture and its evolution from the early beginning of the European Metal Age till the 20th century (C2).

3.             Identify and describe the characteristics of the various built forms, prominent personalities of architects and builders from various periods and the design principles they adhered to in the Western world (C1, A1).

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures, tutorials and discussion.
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY: Teaching-learning strategy :

  1. This course will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and discussion.

Assessment strategy :

  1. Formative
  2. Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

The course gives an overview of architecture and its profession by discussing the general scenario of the architectural history that covers the major eras and styles of architecture in chronological order and focus on how to recognize and describe the important features of buildings from each period. It also discusses the development of Western architecture and its evolution from the early beginning of the European Metal Age till the 20th century. Major buildings and structures are discussed in relation to the architects’ design principles as well as identifiable comparative architectural characteristics for each period of development. It also brings forth prominent personalities (architects/builders) of Western World and their works.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, Tutorial, Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (40%)
Category Percentage
·         Individual/Group Assignment

·    Test

30%

10%

B. Final Examination (60%)
·    Structure/Essay Type Questions 60%
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.     Cruickshank, D., Fletcher, S. B., Saint, A., Frampton, K. & Jones, P. B. (1996). Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture. Routledge.

2.     Fazio, M. & Moffett, M. (2008). A World History of Architecture. McGraw-Hill Professionals.

3.     Herrle, P. & Wegerhoff, E. (2008). Architecture and Identity. LIT Verlag.

4.     Kimball, F. (2012). A History of Architecture. Ulan Press.

5.     Nuttgens, P. (2001). The Story of Architecture. Phaidon Press.

6.     Riseboro, B. (2012). The Story of Western Architecture. A&C Black.

7.     Rocah, L. I. (2005). The Architecture Timecharts. Worth Press. Ltd.

8.     Spielvogel, J. J. (2013). Western Civilization : A Brief History. Cengage Learning.

9.     Sutton, I. (2000). Western Architecture : A Survey from Ancient Greece to the Present (World of Art). Thames & Hudson.

10.   Watkin, D. (2011). A History of Western Architecture. Lawrence King Publishing.