Undergraduate Course: Architectural Theory (ARCH10002)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course examines selected historical and contemporary developments in architectural design theory from a critical perspective. By situating their emergence within larger intellectual currents, it demonstrates architectural design theory's relationship with other areas of culture and provides students with an expanded interpretive framework through which to understand architectural production. The sequence of lectures around which the module is structured is thematically organised, taking up by turn theories of power, the philosophy of technology, the politics of domination, the production of space, history as disjunction, gender issues, discourses of the unconscious, cyberspace, theories of interpretation,
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Other Study Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Learning outcomes are assessed by a course diary (1500-2000 words) and essay (2000 words).
Students on the BA Architecture Programme are permitted a maximum of two assessment attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Knowledge of contemporary design theories and the ways in which they can inform specific approaches to, and practices of, architectural design.
- Ability to demonstrate and analyse through careful argument how architectural production fits within wider philosophical, historical, social, political and economic discourses.
- Ability to research issues in architectural theory, to critically reflect upon them, and to organise and present those reflections in the format of scholarly writing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Design theory, culture, place
|Course organiser||Dr Michelle Bastian
Tel: (0131 6)51 5779
|Course secretary||Ms Fiona Binning
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