Architectural Theory

Nelson Mandela University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Architectural Theory

  • Host University

    Nelson Mandela University

  • Location

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Architecture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    14
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    1
  • Overview

    PURPOSE
    The First Year Theory of Architecture course introduces the basic theories and principals that underpin architectural design and presents the tools necessary to articulate form and space.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    To gain an understanding of the architecture and the role of an architect.
    To gain an understanding of the aspects of design.
    To learn how to use form and space and how to manipulate these to create architecture.
    To develop critical evaluation and discussion skillS.
    To develop verbal and visual communication skills.

    CORE CONTENT
    Form and space.