ARCH217 History of Architecture II

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
ARCH217 History of Architecture II 3 1 6 Friday 13-15.50
Prerequisite ARCH102 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mejrema Zatrić-Šahović Office Hours / Room / Phone
A F3.9 B - 033 957 238
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives To understand and recognize the different labels and periods in architecture from Renaissance to Neoclassicism including the major periods of Islamic architecture as well as to understand the circumstances that led to the development of certain architectural styles.
Textbook Kostof S., A History of Architecture Watkin, D. A History of Western Architecture Hillebrand, Islamic Art and Architecture Blair & Bloom, The Art and Architecture od Islam 1250-1800
Additional Literature
  • Class handouts and research assignments
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognize the different labels and periods in architecture from Renaisscance to Modern Time
  2. Identify buildings from each of the selected styles and periods
  3. Understand 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
  5. Develop skills in written and graphic analysis of art works and buildings
Teaching Methods Lecturing and in-class discussions. In-class student presentations.
Teaching Method Delivery Face-to-face Teaching Method Delivery Notes
Week 1 Course introduction (course rules, learning outcomes, equipment etc.); Intro to Islamic Arch.
Week 2 Formation of Islamic Architecture – From the Sasanians and Byzantines to the Umayyads. Reading Packet: :Hillenbrand, 11-37
Week 3 Abbasid Architecture, the Tulunid Dynasty in Egypt, and the Fatimids
Week 4 Architecture of al-Andalus - The Islamic West
Week 5 Seljucs and Mamluks
Week 6 Ottomans
Week 7 Site visit-Sarajevo
Week 8 Mid-Term
Week 9 Early Renaissance
Week 10 High Renaissance
Week 11 Manerism/Purism
Week 12 Baroque and Rococo
Week 13 Neo-Classicism in Europe
Week 14 Neo-Classicism in the USA
Week 15 Recap and Sketchbook submission
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40
Semester Evaluation Components
Mid-Term Exam 1 30
Presentation 1 20
Sketchbook 1 10
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 15 30 Active Tutorials 1 15 15
Home Study 4 15 60 In-Term Exam Study 10 1 10
Assignement 5 2 10 Sketchbook 5 2 10
Final Exam Study 15 1 15
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 09/11/2023
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