Introduction to Armenian Architecture – Part 1
|Winter 2018||December 1 (Friday) - December 17 (Sunday) 2017||January 8 (Monday) - March 13 (Tuesday)|
|Spring 2018||March 16 (Friday) – April 1 (Sunday)||April 16 (Monday) – June 19 (Tuesday)|
|Summer 2018||June 15 (Friday) – July 1 (Sunday)||July 23 (Monday) – September 25 (Tuesday)|
|Fall 2018||September 14 (Friday) - September 30 (Sunday)||October 15 (Monday) – December 18 (Tuesday)|
|Audio – visual and text based resources||1 - 2 hours|
|Discussions, individual and collaborative activities||2 - 3 hours|
|Quizzes, assignments, summative activities||1 - 2 hours|
|Expected commitment per week||4 – 7 hours|
Armenian architecture is considered to be a major component of the world culture with its monuments and the significant role it played in the development of world architecture.
The first part of the course is an overview of historical or pre-Soviet architecture. Emphasis has been placed on the architectural details and Armenian decoration/ornament art. The course is based on and develops the theories and works of Toros Toramanyan et al on the history of Armenian Architecture. It also evolves the aspects of the first textbook on Armenian Architecture by V. Harutyunyan.
The course has been designed to be accessible to a wider audience. The curriculum is divided into eight lessons to provide an overview of Armenian architecture from ancient times to the times of Zakarid kingdom (12th to 14th centuries).
No hardcopy texts are required. Selected online resources will be included as a part of the lessons. Students are required to read/listen/view all material and complete all assignments.
The online resources are drawn from the publicly available professional historical literature, academic curricula, recent publications in professional journals, educational material used in schools, and from discussions of controversies within the science of history.
The electronic resources are designed for university and pre-university students, secondary school history teachers and adult learners in Armenia and the Diaspora.
Upon completion of the course, students will have familiarity with the historical period of Armenian architecture and its historical relics. The chronology of significant events in the history of Armenian architecture will help students to gain knowledge about architectural developments in each historical epoch.
The electronic resources have been designed for user-friendly access and comprehension by a broad audience. Activities and online discussions are supported by the online instructor to engage students in study and in-depth analysis of Armenian Architectural History. Individual and group projects are designed to engage students in research giving them opportunity to collaborate and share the gained information with their peers.
The course lasts for nine weeks, including the orientation week. Each week requires student commitment throughout at least five days.
Students become familiar with the Student Manual, complete the Learning Style questionnaire, complete their profile, introduce themselves to one another, participate in introductory discussion forum, and identify the time zone in which they are working.
Students will also familiarize and verify the technical compliance to all the communication and learning tools to be used during the course.
|Weeks 1-8||Lessons 1-8 (use of electronic texts and multimedia resources)
Individual and small group activities
|Week 3||Individual project due|
|Week 7||Group project due|
|Week 8||Final Exam|
Students are required to actively participate in on-line discussions, forums and chats, to participate in individual and collaborative activities, and to meet deadlines for assignments.
Students are required to be familiar and comply with Academic policy of AVC.
Individual Project Description: Every student is required to work on an individual project and submit a project report by the specified date. The project should reflect the material covered and developed throughout the course. Students must consult in advance with the online instructor regarding the topic and content of the project. A student who chooses a project topic early in the course will have a strong advantage as he/she will be able to use the class discussions and other activities in the formulation of their project.
Group Project Description: Group project assignment has a comparative dimension to it. Students will study the history of Armenian architectural relics; will present Armenian architectural values available in their home countries.
Team members will decide together the types of their work format using Word or PowerPoint or other digital media to make reports drawing the parallels between the performed comparisons and studies.
Student performance will be evaluated based upon total points accumulated throughout the term according to the following:
You are expected to complete assignments in a reasonable period of time. This prevents you from getting too far behind in the course and allows the instructor to assign grades in a consistent manner. Late assignments will result in a 10% deduction in the grade for the assignment (if the assignment is submitted a week late from the deadline) unless the student receives prior approval from the instructor. Assignments submitted later than 2 weeks after the assigned deadline are accepted (feedback only) but are not graded. Exceptions to this policy are allowed only in unusual cases.
For enrollment, please complete your enrollment application.
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