Undergraduate Course: Architectural History: Introduction to World Architecture (ARCH08003)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course introduces significant architectures of the world. It begins with an examination of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architecture, the architecture of the Middle Ages, Islam, Pre-Columbian America, and the first great re-evaluation of Antiquity in the Italian Renaissance. It goes on to survey the Renaissance in Britain and northern Europe and the subsequent influence of the Italian Baroque in these areas. Later, other significant cultural traditions in the history of architecture are introduced, such as those of India, China, and Japan. The course concludes with an examination of the theoretical, cultural, and stylistic aspects of the architecture of the European Enlightenment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Processes and materials involved in the presentation of work: printing and reprographic charges, photographic costs, drawing and modelling materials; digital storage etc.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 35,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by
LO1: A written examination (30%)
LO2: Essay 2000 words(50%)
LO3: Tutorial Presentation with presentation notes(20%)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Architectural History: Introduction to World Architecture||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Architectural History: Introduction to World Architecture||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the history and theories of architecture and their related arts before c.1800.
- Demonstrate appreciation of the significance of a critical approach to architectural precedent in the context of design.
- Demonstrate development of verbal and visual communication skills in key themes of the module demonstrating a critical and reflective approach.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||3 - 4 hrs p/week for architectural history drawing portfolio classes. Additional tutorials may be arranged.
|Keywords||Architecture, history, theory
|Course organiser||Prof Ian Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5791
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
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