Postgraduate Course: Histories and Theories of Architecture (ARCH11234)
|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 asserts that there is a history of architectural history. Students address this proposition by engaging with the work of key architectural historians of the past and present and by analyzing changes in disciplinary procedures and emphasis over time.
This course asserts that there is a history of architectural history. Students address this proposition by engaging with the work of key architectural historians of the past and present and by analyzing changes in disciplinary procedures and emphasis over time. The course thus seeks to define a discipline that documents, interprets, and responds to sites, objects, and events that may range from prehistoric settlements to ephemeral media spectacles. The ultimate objective of the course is twofold: to familiarize students with the most important contributions to the historiography of architecture and to ask how the discipline might be reinvented in our own time.
The course will be delivered in the form of seminars led by staff members with input from students, who will all be expected to have read selected works in advance of each session.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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)
||3,000 word reading diary (20%)
2,500 word essay (80%)
||Students will receive feedback on an essay plan in written form and/or through tutorial meetings
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- To familiarise students with the origins and development of the disciplines of architectural history and theory.
- To introduce students to a range of significant texts within architectural history and theory.
- To develop awareness of the range of scholarly positions within the disciplines of architectural history and theory.
- To develop a critical awareness of the relationship of architectural history and theory to architectural production.
|Bibliography will be issued at first meeting|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||An ability to think critically about written texts; skills in interpreting methods and approaches toward professional and scholarly writing; an ability to research, prepare, and write a critical and coherent text; extensive knowledge of the discipline of architectural history and its scholarly traditions.
|Keywords||historiography,architecture,methodology,architectural history,architectural theory
|Course organiser||Dr Peter Clericuzio
|Course secretary||Miss Emma Binks
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735