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ARCH 301 History of Architecture II
Course Outline
The course aims at clarifying the relationship between social, economic and religious influences on architecture, exploring both the technical and metaphorical aspects of buildings in different ages: early Christian and Byzantine, Middle Ages through the Romanic and Gothic styles, Renaissance and Baroque in Italy and abroad. The course focuses particularly on Cairo’s early Islamic architecture, as well as Ayyubid and Abbasid periods with an emphasis on selected monuments of the city from the Tulunid, Fatimid, Mamluk and Ottoman periods. Examples of religious and secular architecture are studied in field trips. This course includes intensive work, in the form of a compact seminar in smaller groups, to focus on a particular historic era or building.

Course Outline
The course introduces the computer as a tool for architects and its applications in 2D and 3D modelling. It also introduces computer-aided manufacturing in architecture by defining certain terminologies such as 2d fabrication, subtractive, additive, and formative methods through examples.

ARCH 403 Introduction to Urban Design
Course Outline
This course aims at training the students to think of architecture within an urban context and highlights the position of urban design with respect to different levels of planning and design. The course deals with urban design in both existing and new areas, including models of urban analysis, contemporary theories of urban design and implementation strategies, supplemented by the illustration of methods of urban design practice, as well as field trips. The course involves different urban analysis exercises and small-scale projects, which could deal with the design of a specific public space or the design of a “building gap” amid an existing urban fabric.

ARCH 304 Building Technology II
Course Outline
This course examines, in depth, the components and concepts of structural systems (steel, concrete and wood). It introduces the design development and construction of the building envelope and finishing systems. The course investigates the impacts of various environmental influences on the building concept and construction like ventilation, daylight and energy balances in buildings. The course includes the analysis of simple case studies, field trips to buildings under construction and design assignments, focused on building construction.

ARCH 305 Design Studio I
Course Outline
This design studio deals with architectural language, form, space and composition stressing concept generation and development, design process, and spatial relationships. Students are required to design small-scale residential buildings of reduced complexity (3 to 4 design tasks over the semester); dealing with space, structure, site, program, and habitation. The design problem should address human needs and the interaction of persons with the natural and built environment.

ARCH 306 Structural Analysis
Course Outline
Structural analysis is considered the most essential core course for civil and structural engineering. It provides the fundamental understanding of the distribution and transmission of loads in any structural form. Statically determinate structures, such as beams, frames and trusses are thoroughly studied. The student should be able to evaluate all the internal forces and straining actions in these structural forms under various kinds of loads and different loading cases.

HUMA 301 German Language III
German Language I and II
Course Outline
The course offers basic German to beginners with some previous knowledge.
- use the past tense (see the perfect list on the intranet:- use all personal pronouns
- (ich, du, er, sie, es, wir, ihr, sie, Sie) in the nominative, accusative and dative form
- understand and reply to negative questions.
- understand and use dative pronouns
- understand and use all possessive articles (mein, dein, sein, ihr, unser, euer, ihr, Ihr) in the nominative and accusative case
- Travel
- Living, living spaces
- Restaurant, going out
- understand simple information from a diary
- understand a simple text about houses and living
- understand a menu
- tell about a trip in the past
- describe a picture
- write a postcard
- perform listening comprehension tasks

HUMA 302 Communication and Presentation Skills
Prerequisite Courses
Completion of the courses Academic Study Skills (AS) and Critical Thinking & Scientific Methodology (SM)
Course Outline
Communication and Presentation Skills is a course which introduces students to various types of oral communication. It aims at equipping students with the basic skills needed for college presentations as well as for career presentations. It fosters team work spirit in problem solving in the students while trying to teach them to become effective team leaders and active team members during group discussions. It also prepares the students to handle working in multicultural firms with maximum efficiency and minimum miscommunication.