Postgraduate Course: Methods and Paradigms of Research (ARCH11233)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course asks students to engage with questions that are central to contemporary discourse in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on the interdisciplinary potential of architectural scholarship. It is arranged thematically and responds to staff and students research interests.
The aim of the course is not to advance a particular methodological or theoretical approach, but rather to cultivate a critical awareness of many positions available to historical and theoretical study. Processes of inquiry - both practical and theory-driven - are the focus of this course that introduces students to key conceptual tools for research in architectural history and theory.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||4,000 word essay - 100%
||Students will receive feedback on an essay plan in written form and/or through individual tutorials.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To introduce students to key conceptual tools for research in architectural history and theory.
- To introduce students to a range of theoretical paradigms that shape contemporary research in architectural history.
- To encourage the ability to link architectural research to interdisciplinary concerns.
- To develop a self-critical awareness of research methodologies.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Anderson
Tel: (131 6)50 8204
|Course secretary||Mr Mathieu Donner
Tel: (0131 6)51 5740