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ARCH413 SURVEY OF EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ARCHITECTURE

Course Code: 1200413
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 4.0
Department: Architecture
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof. VERONICA GEORGE KALAS
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Byzantine architecture throughout the east Mediterranean, the Balkans, Greece, Anatolia, and the Near East between 323 A.D. and 1453. A survey designed to familiarize students with the major monuments and themes in the history of Byzantine architecture using a contextual approach. Students to describe and analyze Byzantine buildings critically in writing and class discussions with special focus on the Byzantine churches, which are the buildings to have survived the most, while fortifications, civic infrastructures, monasteries, palaces, castles and houses will also be discussed.