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ARCH 1301 Course Guide


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Marianella Sanchez
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Subjects: Technology

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Navigating this Course Guide

This course guide has been customized to assist you with ARCH 1301. Thanks for stopping by!

Use the navigational tabs above to find the course modules for your assignments and various resources that can help with your course assignments.

The information on this page is meant to orientate you with the requirements of the course. 

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The South Texas College Library has self-paced, interactive tutorials that help students and faculty successfully utilize library resources. Learn more about the library, how to search for information, and how to avoid plagiarism by following writing and citing best practices. 

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For curated content in Architecture, see our Architectural & Engineering Design Technology / CADD Research Guide (Will open in a new tab). 

Discovery Search is available from that page, so there's no need to go back to the Library's website.

Find a list of databases best suited for Historical research and some featured graphic novels! 

Not sure what citation style to use, or even how to cite books, artwork, and videos in MLA, APA. and Chicago? Check out the Writing & Citing Guide (Will open in a new tab) for assistance with these areas. 

There are also several how-tos from the Purdue Online Writing Lab, and several tools for generating proper citation/bibliographies. 

Course Description

Course Description

This course is part one of a survey of the history of world architecture from pre-history to the present. This course focuses on the period from pre-history up to at least the 14th Century. This course is intended to fulfill all or part of the following National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Student Performance Criteria for History and Global Culture.

Course Calendar

Course Calendar for ARCH1301
Class Schedule - Topics Due Dates Notes

Introduction and the Beginnings of Architecture

Module 1

Weeks 1 - 2

Lecture/Discussion and Presentations

The Greek World

Module 2

Weeks 3 - 4

Lecture/Discussion/Sketching of Classical Orders

Modules 1 & 2



The Architecture of ancient India and Southeast Asia

Module 3

Week 5

Lecture/Discussion and Quiz

The Traditional Architecture of China and Japan

Module 4

Week 6

Lecture/Discussion and Presentations

The Roman World

Module 5

Weeks 7 - 8

Lecture/Discussion and Research

Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture

Module 6

Week 10

Lecture/Discussion and Quiz

Islamic Architecture

Module 7

Week 11

Lecture/Discussion and Project
Early Medieval and Romanesque Architecture

Module 8

Week 12

Lecture/Discussion and Quiz
Gothic Architecture

Module 9

Weeks 13 - 14

Lecture/Discussion, Project  and Presentation
Indigenous Architecture in the Americas and Africa

Module 10

Week 15

Lecture/Discussion and Quiz
Final Exam/Project

Finals Week

Week 16