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Undergraduate Course: Architectural History 1A: From Antiquity to Enlightenment (ARHI08001)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course surveys the history of British and European architecture, concentrating on the period from Greek antiquity to the neoclassical period of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The early lectures focus on Greek and Roman architecture, the architecture of eastern and western christendom in the Middle Ages as well as the secular architecture of that period. This section finishes with the first great re-evaluation of Antiquity in the the Italian Renaissance. The later lectures survey the Renaissance in Britain and northern Europe and the subsequent influence of the Italian Baroque in these areas. Later, the dialogue between developments and ideas in these countries and their respective responses to Antiquity forms the culmination of the course, which considers the theoretical, cultural and stylistic aspects of the architecture of the Enlightenment. The technologies of building and the emergence of the architectural profession are themes which recur during the lecture course. Excursions into the related fields of landscape architecture and urban design necessarily appear from time to time.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 33, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 150 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 30 %, Coursework 50 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 1 x 2000 word essay (50%), tutorial presentation and submitted presentation notes (20%), 1x2hour examination (30%)
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Architectural History 1A: From Antiquity to Enlightenment2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Architectural History 1A: From Antiquity to Enlightenment2:00
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge of the history of European and aspects of non-European architecture from antiquity to c.1800.
An awareness of the relationship between architecture and other aspects of culture, in particular visual culture.
An awareness of the wider social, political, and economic context in which architecture is created
An understanding of the way different cultures approach similar architectural problems
A knowledge and understanding of the built environment of the present day and how it developed in order that intelligent and informed contributions can be made to the current debates on architecture
Knowledge of the specialist language of architecture
Some ability in the critical and comparative analysis of buildings
Familiarity with the methodology and vocabulary of scholarship and criticism in the field of architecture
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Plus a weekly tutorial
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Alex Bremner
Tel: (0131 6)50 2320
Email: alex.bremner@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Rosie Hall
Tel: 0131 651 5802
Email: r.hall@ed.ac.uk
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