1st Semester

MATH 106 Mathematics
Course Outline
The aim of the course is to make the students achieve equal level coming from different schools. At the end of the course the students should be familiar with algebraic properties of functions, geometry of surfaces and bodies, and elementary numerical methods applied to problems in architecture. The students should see applications of mathematics to practical applications in architectural design and architectural planning.


ARCH 101 Freehand Drawing and Modelling
Course Outline
Teaching students how to develop a drawing/ a model systematically and independently, as well as how to experiment and practise different graphic skills in a free and easy manner. Drawing still life, nature and human figures; drawing architectural elements, both outdoors and indoors; using different techniques and colours. Making 3D artworks and collage in different materials and media. Becoming familiar with drawing and modelling materials and techniques, and using them in specific ways of expression (texture, colour, solidity, shade and shadow..)


ARCH 102 Descriptive Geometry
Course Outline
An introduction to descriptive geometry, handling orthographic projections and pictorial drawing, sectional views, auxiliary views and conventions; topics include: points and lines in space; line characteristics, planes, plane relationships and intersection of planes. Students practise methods of constructing perspectives, as well as axonometric views in order to represent spatial objects. Depth perception and foreground-background relationships are the basis for the manual visualization of structures and their exact representation in drawings in relation to other elements. The course demonstrates how descriptive geometry principles apply to architecture.


ARCH 103 Fundamentals of Building Technology
Course Outline
This course introduces the discipline of Building Technology and the main elements of a building and aims at training students to understand the functions of construction elements of a building as well as to develop first simple constructions. Parallel to this, the students are introduced to Building Physics. The fundamental understanding of the physics related to buildings as well as the effect of environmental forces on buildings as an important part of constructing. The topics cover energy, thermal properties of materials, steady and unsteady heat transmission and insulation, solar radiation and solar heat transfer. The course includes the analysis of simple case studies, field trips to buildings under construction and design assignments.


ARCH 104 Architectural Drawing
Course Outline
This course aims at teaching students the principles and conventions of architectural drawing. Emphasis is placed on developing the skills of imagination by using pen and pencil, emphasizing the importance of light and shadow in architectural representation. The course includes developing students' projection abilities from 3D drawings and vice versa, as well as developing their representation and rendering skills through the study of the principles of casting shades and shadows in architectural drawings; in addition to developing skills in interior and exterior perspective representation. Generally, the course aims at teaching students to draw efficiently and accurately according to different scales.


HUMA 101 German Language l
Course Outline
The course offers basic German to beginners without any previous knowledge.
Grammar: Conjugation in the present tense, Addressing people formally and informally, Word order for sentences and questions, Use of definite and indefinite articles in the nominative and accusative cases, Singular- and plural-forms
Topics: General information on persons, Orientation in a foreign city, Music
Reading: Understand simple information in a text, Understand information in a map, Understand international words, Understand "W"-questions in a text
Writing: Write a short text about a person (name, address, age, nationality, foreign languages, studying, lecture schedule
Listening: To perform listening comprehension tasks


HUMA 102 Academic English
Prerequisites
Satisfying the GUC's required score on the English Academic Aptitude Admission Exam
Course Outline
Introduction to Academic English is a course catering for the language needs of students who are able to function in an academic environment but have certain deficiencies in oral/written communication. The course is designed to brush up on basic language and academic skills. It highlights the importance of improving the different language skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as the language content of grammar and vocabulary. All skills are integrated and presented in an academic context. Students learn to write paragraphs, read critically, listen to lectures and take notes, use grammar effectively, and become more effective learners.


HUMA 103 Academic Study Skills
Prerequisites
Satisfying the department's required score on the English Placement Diagnostic Exam, or successfully fulfilling the academic requirements of the Academic English Course
Course Outline
A.S is a course with a structured approach to academic reading and writing. It trains students to look at topics from various points of view leading to a more advanced way of organizing ideas and writing about them in a structured, coherent way. It enhances critical reading and academic writing skills.

 

 

 

 

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