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ARCH 202 History of Architecture I
Course Outline
This course introduces an analytical survey of western and non-western architecture, starting from the Egyptian Pharaonic architecture till the Greek and Roman. Lectures are essentially structured chronologically; however, several aspects are deepened horizontally till the current time to see how traditions influenced present architecture. The course includes several excursions to Pharaonic sites around Cairo.

ARCH 203 Visual Design
Course Outline
This course deals with the basic equipment, media, techniques and principles of graphic communication. Fundamental skills are established in both freehand and drafting techniques. The course includes studying the different design elements: point, line, direction, shape, size, texture, colour, light and form. It investigates and explores processes involved in perception, nature of light, movement, color, depth, and distance cues. Design fundamentals are reinforced where students can experiment and explore several ideas related to two and three-dimensional forms.

ARCH 204 Introduction to Architectural Design
Course Outline
This course aims at introducing the basic concepts of architectural design; students learn about key ideas like abstraction, representation, program, plan, materials, and structure. They learn different methods of designing and how to analyze the design of a building, as well as how to relate architecture to broader cultural and social contexts. Class discussions are supplemented with site visits to prominent buildings. Students develop concepts for small design tasks through several exercises and receive hands-on training in the fundamentals of design, including architectural drawing, model-making, and conceptual development.

ARCH 205 Building Technology I
Course Outline
This course introduces the building construction process, with a focus on building materials, building structure systems and construction technique. Students are trained to develop adequate building solutions and to understand the impact if building construction and materiality on architectural detail. The course includes the analysis of simple case studies, field trips to buildings under construction and design assignments, focused on building construction. The course also aims at providing a fundamental understanding of the physics related to buildings as well as the effect of environmental forces on buildings. Topics cover moisture and humidity, noise control in buildings and room acoustics.

ARCH 206 3D Model-Making Studio
Course Outline
This course aims to develop individual abilities in material examination and architectural model-making and to develop an understanding of the importance of 3D manual processes within a design context. Model-making will be approached as an experimental practice in which models act as tools for exploring spatial ideas. This practical course will focus on a series of material and process exercises, in which a range of alternative model-making materials will be used. Students will consider an extended range of material possibilities; they will draw relationships between spatial qualities and the symbolic properties of materials during the thinking-making process, considering aspects of tectonic assembly, abstraction, representation and scale.

HUMA 201 German Language II
Successful completion of German Language I
Course Outline
The course offers basic German to beginners with some previous knowledge
- recognize and use separable verbs in a sentence
- negate sentences by using "nicht" and "kein", "keine", "keinen"
- understand and use the modal verbs "können", "müssen", "wollen", "möchten", "dürfen" in the present tense
- understand and use articles and nouns in dative
- understand and use prepositions followed by dative
- give orders using the formal and informal imperative form
Listening / Reading:
- perform listening and reading comprehension tasks using the techniques of selective / global listening and reading
- write paragraphs and dialogues of at least 50 words
- Work and Spare-time
- Food and Drinks in Restaurants and Shops
Studying and reflecting on the learning process

HUMA 202 Critical Thinking and Scientific Methodology
Satisfying the department's required score on the English Placement Diagnostic Exam, or successfully fulfilling the academic requirements of the Academic Study Skills English Course
Course Outline
The course teaches the basic skills of analyzing information. Attention is given specially to scientific thinking skills problem solving, observation, analysis, inference, interpretation, and argumentation in both reading oral and written expression. In addition, to designing a questionnaire and producing a report based on a problem.