Introduction to Architectural History (FIA-119)
This course provides the student with visual literacy and an introduction to aesthetic concepts, its story, and methodologies within Western and Non-Western architecture. Integrated are the architectural processes, techniques, and their deployment within the literary and cultural history. A variety of art historical sources will be referenced to develop critical thinking, critiquing, and writing. The course will cover the period from primitive building structures, the Egyptian and Middle East to the Greco-Roman, early Christian, Islamic, African, Asian, Romanesque and Gothic. 3 lecture hours per week. 3 credit hours.