ARCH102 History of Architecture I

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH102 History of Architecture I 1 2 6
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mejrema Zatrić-Šahović Office Hours / Room / Phone
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives Achieving complex and wide-scoped understanding of architecture from pre-history to late 15th c., by offering an overview of the development of its practices, ideas and institutions, in relation to multifarious (social, political, technological, economic, ecological) processes that affected it.
Textbook A History of Architecture, Spiro Kostof, Oxford University Press, 1995.
Additional Literature
  • Additional literature will be provided as and when needed throughout the course.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognize the different labels and periods in architecture from predhistory to 15th century
  2. Identify buildings from each of the selected styles and periods
  3. Use the relationship between history of architecture and practical work
  4. Compare, analyse and make critique of the relationship: built environment and the social, political, economic & cultural formative factors
  5. Develop skills in written and graphic analysis of art works and buildings
Teaching Methods Teacher focused methods: combination of weekly lectures and presentations; tutorials and demonstration method; the study assignment method.
Teaching Method Delivery Face-to-face Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 The monument, the city and the environment in the Old Century. Kostof, 26-50.
Week 3 Mesopotamian Architecture Kostof, 50-65.
Week 4 Egyptian Architecture Kostof, 67-89.
Week 5 Greek Architecture I Kostof, 115-135.
Week 6 Greek Architecture II Kostof, 137-174.
Week 7 Roman Architecture Kostof, 191-215.
Week 8 Byzantine Architecture Kostof, 209-219 and 245-265.
Week 9 Mid Term Exam
Week 10 Early Christian and Islamic Architecture Kostof, 269-274 and 284-293.
Week 11 Carolingian Architecture Kostof, 274-284.
Week 12 Romanesque Architecture Kostof, 295-321.
Week 13 Gothic Architecture - Sacral Kostof, 323-341.
Week 14 Gothic Architecture - Secular / ONLINE! Kostof, 355-363.
Week 15 Recap / ONLINE!
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 5
Semester Evaluation Components
Coursework 2 40 1,2
Midterm Exam 1 20 5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 1 14 14 Active tutorials 2 14 28
Home study 3 15 45 In-term exam study 9 3 27
Final Exam study 12 2 24 Excercises study 6 2 12
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 20/02/2024
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