Oct 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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EGPT 203/2030 - Introduction to Egyptian Architecture (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
Only open to declared architecture majors and Egyptology majors.

Description
A basic class on Egyptian architecture, comprised of a brief introduction to the culture of the ancient Egyptians, followed by a series of lectures dealing with Egyptian architecture, the typology of Egyptian architecture, and the role it played in Egyptian society and culture. The raw materials and tools used by the Egyptians will be covered, as well as some of the motifs used in the buildings, and their ideas about architecture, including their use of light, water, and space in the buildings. The course includes sections on temples, tombs, and, with a brief discussion of urban planning. The course will conclude with a section on Egypt’s legacy to architecture, and how the use of the grammar of architecture changes over time. Field-trips will also constitute an important part of the course and will, in some cases, take the place of class-time.



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