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ARC201
Course Title: History of Architecture I
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: DES112, DES113
Bulletin Description: This course is an introduction to the chronological development of architecture from prehistory to Egyptian, Greek and Byzantine eras, highlighting the development of structural systems, materials, construction and other building systems. Emphasis is on the Middle- and Near-east. The eastern architecture of the Indian, Chinese and Japanese civilizations is also covered. The focus of this course is on developing an understanding for materials use, and creating an appreciation of the factors that contribute to the development of the unique architecture of the various cultures.
ARC202
Course Title: Building Construction I
LT/LB/CR 2/3/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: DES112, DES113
Bulletin Description: The aims of this course is to study ,theoretically and practically, the principles of building construction and the uses of different building materials.
ARC211
Course Title: Architecture Design I
LT/LB/CR 0/6/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: DES112 and DES113
Bulletin Description: Exercises of elementary units perform ‘game-theory’ approach of spatial organization and axial development. Villa-type residential project explores the design process in physical and social contexts.

 

ARC212
Course Title: Graphic Communication
LT/LB/CR 1/4/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: DES112, DES113
Bulletin Description: This course further introduces the student to the principles of graphic communication, and consists of a series of exercises aimed at developing student graphic communication skills which are an integral part of architectural education and professional practice. It also introduces students to the principles of rendering techniques. Students learn to present and render architectural buildings and spaces using various presentation media such as ink, watercolor pencils, colored pencils, markers, chalk, digital media, etc. The course emphasizes the development of an individual approach to representation, and a wide variety of assignments encourages the student to develop an understanding of a range of techniques and media of drawing. Students render illustrations from publications as well as views from personal project work. Digital Media is introduced as one form of presentation media. Students will further develop sketching skills that were built up in previous courses.

 

ARC213
Course Title: History of Architecture II
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC201
Bulletin Description: This course is the second of a required three-semester sequence that examines the history of Western and Non-Western architecture from its earliest beginnings to the present day. This semester deals with the history and development of art, architecture and the built environment in the West from the 15th century to the end of the 19th century, beginning with the Renaissance, moving on the Baroque, Neoclassicism and 19th century revivals, and concluding with the movements leading to the rise of modernism. This discussion is preceded by a three-week investigation of Non-Western developments in Pre-Columbia (Meso and South) America, India and Southeast Asia, China and Japan.

 

ARC214
Course Title: Surveying
LT/LB/CR 1/1/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: DES112
Bulletin Description: The course is intended to cover the basic principles of plane surveying and its importance in terms of engineering. The course introduces student to the principle of tape surveying, leveling, angle measurements and determination of counter lines, areas and volumes. This course is important in locating and describing property boundaries and in preparation of maps associated with engineering projects.

 

ARC215
Course Title: Theory of structure
LT/LB/CR 1/1/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: MATH101
Bulletin Description: The course covers the basic concepts of structures that are modified for architects. It describes forces and type of loads and the balance approach of equilibrium. In addition, utilizes mathematical computation for reactions and moments.

 

ARC301
Course Title: Intermediate Design Studio I
LT/LB/CR 0/8/4
Co-requisite:
Pre-requisite: MATH101
Bulletin Description: This course offers an initiation for the beginning student of architecture into the critical role and correspondence that site, program, tectonics, structure and sentient experience offer in the design of small scale public buildings. The course aims to introduce the building as an aesthetic product that consists of a limited and integrated variety of functions. Elementary projects are carried out which explore spatial thinking in basic structural forms and shapes. This course introduces the architectural design process, including issues of concept-making and design-development. Emphasis is placed on training the student in the intuitive approaches in design (e.g. analogic and iconic) using both geometric and free shapes.

 

ARC302
Course Title: Theory of Architecture I
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: MATH101
Bulletin Description: This course considers the architectural theories of the most important and well known architects and theorists . Theories from antiquity to the present will be examined. The course presentation will follow a historical chronology beginning with the classical architectural theories and ending with contemporary architectural theories. At the beginning, there will be an explanation of what theory means and why architects and thinkers had produced books related architectural theory. The second part discusses how theory affects architecture. In this part, mathematics and its relation to architecture will be introduced. Nonetheless, the effect of other filed of knowledge such as art, phenomenology, technology, and politics will be studied in relation to architecture.

 

ARC303
Course Title: Building Construction II
LT/LB/CR 2/2/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC202
Bulletin Description: This course introduces the basic various building materials, components, methods, and sequences. It explains construction technology through key functional and performance requirements for the main elements common to all buildings.

 

ARC304
Course Title: Landscape and Site Planning
LT/LB/CR 1/4/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC301
Bulletin Description: This course is an introduction to basic principles of landscape architectural design and techniques. Projects at the scale of site design, such as open spaces and building surrounds, are dealt with. This reinforces understanding of the optimum and correct use of land development, local plant materials and irrigation systems.
ARC305
Course Title: Materials and Construction Systems
LT/LB/CR 2/2/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: MATH101
Bulletin Description: This course examines the design and construction of a building which is based on adequate knowledge of building materials and construction systems, which systems include foundation, superstructure, enclosure (walls and roofs), interior finishes, partitions, ceilings, and mechanical and electrical systems. The course also looks at construction and detailing of site-built and prefabricated systems, in addition to selection methods and criteria for appropriate design as a function of climate and energy use, labor and material availability, maintenance and replacement patterns, safety, functionality and cultural context.

 

ARC306
ARC311
Course Title: Intermediate Design Studio II
LT/LB/CR 0/8/4
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC301
Bulletin Description:
Architectural design is a comprehensive process requiring the understanding and use of a variety of skills and resources. This course introduces the design process as a problem-solving strategy. Logical thinking based on problem realities is the heart of this approach. The goal is to train the student in conducting pre-design studies and analyses as a critical input to the design process. The course offers an initiation for the beginning student of architecture to the critical role and correspondence that site, program, tectonics, structure and sentient experience offers in the design of a medium scale public building. Through a thorough analysis of pre-existing site information, architectural precedents, and theoretical models of significance to the program, a critical conceptual approach will be articulated aimed at producing a comprehensive project. This course also introduces a series of pragmatic, technological, social and cultural parameters that are essential at this juncture in the sequence of the five-year curriculum. The course aims to introduce design methodology as a problem-solving strategy. Logical thinking based on problem-situations is the heart of this approach. A secondary goal is to train the student in conducting pre-design studies and analyses as a critical input to the design process.

 

ARC312
Course Title: Architecture of Arabian Region
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC213
Bulletin Description:

 

ARC313
Course Title: Theory of Architecture II
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC302
Bulletin Description: The essence of this course compares the utopian works in chronology of modern, postmodern and deconstructive design movements of spatial organization and physical characteristics.

 

ARC314
Course Title: Sanitary and Technical Installations
LT/LB/CR 3/0/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC303
Bulletin Description: This course will present an overview of the principles and practices used in the design of mechanical systems for buildings. The course covers the fundamentals of HVAC, plumbing, and basic electrical systems. Topics that will be explored include: design of delivery systems (water discharge and supply) and some sanitary equipment illustration.
ARC315
Course Title: Concrete and Steel Construction
LT/LB/CR 1/1/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC215
Bulletin Description: Study of the performance characteristics of concrete and steel, as construction materials. The main emphasis of the course will be on construction applications. Provides general residential and commercial construction knowledge and an understanding of the construction process.

 

ARC401
Course Title: Comprehensive Design Studio I
LT/LB/CR 0/10/5
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC311
Bulletin Description: This course addresses concepts, processes and skills pertaining to context, structure and climate as determinants which shape the built environment and support the communication of intended concepts and meanings. This studio focuses on building-types which exhibit complexity and challenge. Project designs must show clear understanding of structural, mechanical and construction systems, along with space planning. Architectural programming is introduced.
ARC402
Course Title: Construction Documents I
LT/LB/CR 2/2/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC303
Bulletin Description: This course focuses on the production of construction documents used in the building industry. Building on the knowledge and skills acquired in the course ARC303, preliminary building design is developed to include detailed materials and construction information. A set of drawings is completed including: floor plans and elevations; site, foundation, framing-and-roof plans and details; wall and roof sections and details; interior-finish elevations and details, and door-and-window schedules and details. Drawing skills are developed, and office management issues are discussed.

 

ARC403
ARC404
Course Title: Environmental Control
LT/LB/CR 2/0/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: None
Bulletin Description: This course covers the theory and application of climate, energy-use and comfort as determinants of architectural form in large-scale buildings. Emphasis is on architectural and mechanical methods of ventilating, cooling, heating, lighting, acoustics, and water and waste systems for internal-load dominated buildings.

 

ARC405
Course Title: Geographic Information System
LT/LB/CR 1/3/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC311
Bulletin Description:

 

ARC411
Course Title: Comprehensive Design Studio II
LT/LB/CR 0/10/5
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC401
Bulletin Description: This course focuses on the integration of the principles of Environmental Control Systems (e.g., sustainable architecture with an emphasis on ecological concerns) visible within each of the student’s design projects. Building types explored in this studio have greater complexity of function. In addition, emphasis is placed on building envelope in terms of form, massing, articulation and fenestration. Use of computer-aided design is an integral part of design exploration.

 

ARC412
Course Title: Construction Documents II
LT/LB/CR 2/2/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC402
Bulletin Description: Building further on the concepts and skills acquired in ARC313, this advanced course focuses on concepts and methods of preparing construction documents for buildings. The emphasis of the course is on the use of computers, including the use of internet and intranet resources, for an integrated database system which enables access, distribution and coordination of construction documents. Outline specifications and bills-of-quantities/materials will also be covered.

 

ARC413
Course Title: Humanities in Architecture
LT/LB/CR 2/0/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC313,ARC401
Bulletin Description: This course studies the relationships between behavioral sciences and the architectural design process. The essence of this course studies the Space Syntax methodology of the social logic of space.

 

ARC414
Course Title: Principle of Urban Planning
LT/LB/CR 2/2/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC403
Bulletin Description: This lecture course introduces students to urban planning, tracing the dynamics that created contemporary urban spatial patterns and the planning and design theories that have guided public interventions in the built environment. The course first introduces the basic range of urban planning strategies as they have developed historically, then examines what urban planners do, and finally examines a number of recurring issues in urban planning from the healthy city to sustainability.

 

ARC415
Course Title: Soil Mechanics and Foundations
LT/LB/CR 1/1/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC315 & ARC305
Bulletin Description: This course offers a comprehensive presentation of topics in the field of soil mechanics and foundations. It offers a perfect balance of theory and applications for engineers and non-engineers. Topics to be covered are Geologic Overview, Soil Types and Soil Structure, Soil Composition: Terminology and Definitions, Soil Properties, Mechanical Analysis of Soil, Soil Formation and Classification Systems, Stresses in Soil Masses, and Earth Pressure and Soil Foundations.

 

ARC416
Course Title: Architectural Programming
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: None
Bulletin Description: In addition to teaching the basic techniques of architectural programming, this course is designed to help the senior student to prepare his proposal for the final project in ARC411. Topics include: Client objectives, Functional relationships, Facility space requirement development, Site development requirements, Site analysis, Prioritizing functions, Spatial restrictions and Budget constraints. The student carries out research on his chosen building type and location, acquires the necessary approval based on the requirements of the planned location of his project, and visits both the site and the relevant government offices to obtain the necessary maps, contour information, street locations and photographs. The student then writes a program for his project.

 

ARC417
ARC501
Course Title: Advanced Design Studio
LT/LB/CR 0/10/5
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC411
Bulletin Description: This course introduces problems of increasing architectural complexity involving the comprehensive integration of architectural theory, design, processes, and building systems with emphasis placed on multi-functional projects in an urban context. This studio emphasizes the advanced nature of architectural design. Assigned project programs relate to an urban context and a ‘visitable’ site. Students will experiment with different solutions using knowledge of architectural theories and contemporary concepts of design, and formulate concepts to a high level of practicality.

 

ARC502
Course Title: Graduation Project Research
LT/LB/CR 1/4/3
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC411
Bulletin Description: Fully interactive virtual environments (VEs) can today be created and displayed on common desktop and home-gaming computers, instead of the expensive research machines of the past. As it becomes feasible for artists and designers to create these rich virtual environments, they need to be aware of both practical and aesthetic issues unique to interactive virtual worlds. It is this course’s aim to present the techniques, experiences and implications of VE development. The course provides an introduction to the creation and implications of single- and multiple-participant three-dimensional virtual environments.

 

ARC511
Course Title: Senior Design Studio Project
LT/LB/CR 0/12/6
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC501,ARC502
Bulletin Description: This course addresses comprehensive building-design and a research project in an architectural concentration area. It will culminate in a demonstration of professional competency in integration of architectural theory, principles and practice with creative, organizational and technical abilities in architectural programming, design and design research. This studio begins with a presentation of the ARC402 program document with a clear indication of the intent and direction of emphasis. Having been reviewed and approved by a senior project committee, this project design is then carried through to its completion. The project must show a comprehensive mastery of architectural design, reflecting the knowledge and skills acquired during four years of study in architecture.

 

ARC512
Course Title: Professional Practice
LT/LB/CR 2/0/2
Co-requisite: None
Pre-requisite: ARC501
Bulletin Description: Professional Practice is a course characterized by breadth rather than depth. The course presents an overview of the historic and contemporary context and complexities of architectural design practice and the varied and evolving roles and responsibilities of the architect with an emphasis on the characteristics of best practice. This course covers standard practices and procedures of the architect’s profession. Students gain knowledge of the history of the profession, along with its ethics, business structures, organization, management, legal issues, fee structures and promotional activities.
Elective Courses
ARC316
Course Title: 3D Modeling and Animation
LT/LB/CR 1/4/3
Co-requisite:
Pre-requisite: ARC212,ARC301
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ARC317
Course Title: Islamic Architecture
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
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ARC318
Course Title: Advanced Graphic Communications
LT/LB/CR 1/4/3
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ARC406
Course Title: Special Topics in Computer Aided Design
LT/LB/CR 2/2/3
Co-requisite:
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ARC407
Course Title: Architectural Conservation
LT/LB/CR 3/0/3
Co-requisite:
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ARC408
Course Title: Advanced Urban Design
LT/LB/CR 1/4/3
Co-requisite:
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