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

Postgraduate Course: Readings in Contemporary Architectural Theory (ARCH11022)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course specifically examines the place of architecture within the wider context of cultural production and globalisation. It examines a number of strands in contemporary architectural theory that seek to challenge and unsettle various discipline-specific orthodoxies that have informed architecture in the past. All course enrollments for this course are done strictly through the Course Secretary┬┐
Course description In particular, the course explores issues of power, the philosophy of technology, the politics of domination, the production of space, history as disjunction, gender issues, discourses of the unconscious, cyberspace, theories of interpretation, and deconstruction as these topics pertain to contemporary architecture.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements All course enrolments for this course are done strictly through the Course Secretary.
Additional Costs Costs in the presentation of their work.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) Class assignments (100%).
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Appreciate the intellectual and critical dimensions of architectural practice.
  2. Engage in critical discussion, writing and design around the issues of architecture and contemporary cultural production.
  3. Show leadership in the professional and public contexts on issues to do with design, architecture and urbanism.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Dorian Wiszniewski
Tel: (0131 6)50 2311
Email: Dorian.Wiszniewski@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Ellie Wallace
Tel: (0131 6)50 2309
Email: Ellie.Wallace@ed.ac.uk
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