Undergraduate Course: Contemporary Practice (ARCH10009)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
An extended, reflective essay derived form personally directed research and readings on an aspect of contemporary practice and theory. Tutored remotely by placement tutor and presented to peers and staff at the end of the professional placement period.
Aims of course
1 To develop a critical understanding of the theories, principles and techniques as evidenced through contemporary design precedents.
Mode of delivery
Distance based individual tutorials and peer review, seminar presentation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Co-requisites
ARCH10008 Professional Placement, ARCH10010 Professional Portfolio, ARCH10011 Research & Site Brief.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 5,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
Must be passed at grade C, or above, or equivalent to progress to MSc.
Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome. Students are permitted two attempts to pass this course.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- undertake a research project with defined outcomes on aspects of contemporary practice through personal investigation and directed readings.
- critically define, compare and analyse complex concepts, problems and issues addressed by aspects of contemporary practice.
- demonstrate originality & creativity in dealing with professional issues and data.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Clanchy J & Ballard B (1992) How to Write Essays: a practical guide for students. Longman, Cheshire. Greetham B (2001) How to Write Better Essays. Palgrave, Basingstoke. Punch K (2000) Developing Effective Research Proposals. SAGE, London. Winkler A C & McCuen J R (2003) Writing the Research Paper: a handbook. Thomson & Heinle, Austin. Also see references for stage 1 & 2 History & theory modules
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design; professional context.
|Keywords||CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE,REFLECTIVE PRACTICE
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Ross McLean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Mrs Karen Biggar
Tel: (0131 6)51 5803