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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Postgraduate Course: Design, Value and Architecture (Distance Learning) (ARCH11019)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis is a distance learning course, delivered entirely online using as its main delivery platform our virtual learning environment . The choice of this mode of delivery enables you to shape your study pattern around your working day and other commitments.

The purpose of Design Value and Architecture is to examine how architectural design and the currents of cultural thought and of historical change have influenced the architectural profession. It provides an insight into the underpinnings of the current architectural profession in addition to commenting on how global forces that are reshaping our built environment at an unprecedented rate.

In completing this course, you will gain a greater understanding of the currents at work in contemporary environments and how the workings of all built professions are subject to wider influence than the narrow focus that specialisation often imposes. You will study the following themes:
The Evolution of Modern Architectural Practice
The Modern Movement and the Internationalisation of Style
Cultural Influences on Architectural Design Theory
Architectural Specicifity in an Age of Globalisation
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs not applicable
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) You are asked to undertake a research report counting towards 50% of the total assessment that relates to all the learning outcomes
You will complete an essay counting towards 30% of the total assessment. It relates specifically to the second learning outcome.
You undertake a weblog journal that counts towards 20% of the total assessment. This is a learning diary that relates to learning outcomes 2 and 3
Feedback Formative feedback is given to you during the course to help you understand the learning material and assist you in the assignments we ask you to do. Summative feedback is given on a finished piece of assignment work that advises you how well you have performed in terms of the aims and objectives of the assignment and overall in relation to the course.

You will receive formative feedback for all your submitted components of assessment. This will be a key way in which we tutor you on this distance learning course.

You will receive summative feedback with a grade for each item of coursework you complete
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Gain knowledge of the key historical movements in architectural design. - The ability to critically assess buildings in respect to their architectural design intent.
  2. Acquire an understanding of the impact of wider cultural discourses on architectural design theory.
  3. Develop the ability to critically assess buildings in respect to their architectural design intent.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Not applicable - course taught by distance learning
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserMr John Brennan
Tel: (0131 6)50 2324
Course secretaryMiss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773
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