Undergraduate Course: Architectural History 2b: Culture & the City (ARHI08007)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||*This course is closed in 2019/20, other than to students who are re-taking it on an assessment-only basis. For an alternative Architectural History course, take a look at Urbanism and the City: Past to Present (ARHI08010)*
The course looks at the notion of the City as the exemplary setting of our social condition. Whilst the city is understood to embody organising principles and to be constituted according to the commands of political thought, the course concentrates upon the city conceived also otherwise. It is the scene of self-conscious community and is our monument to shared memory. If the essential act of the city, politically conceived, is one of walling or penning, the city conceived socially is a scene of processing and gathering- together. The architecture and city planning of accord is the subject of the course. The lecture programme falls into two parts, the first dealing with our acts of pilgrimage and congregation for the purposes of religion, entertainment and improvement. The second part deals with our celebration in architecture of what we share metaphysically social memory and the memorial.
Section 1 (block 3): Pilgrimage & Congregation
Ten lectures on the architectural and urbanistic acknowledgement of Religion, Politics, Spectacle, Consumption and Procession
Section 2 (block 4): Memory & Memorial
Ten lectures where the city is explored in the spirit of arrival at the city by, for example, the inheritor, the foundling, the scholar, the celebrant and the cynic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| *This course is closed in 2019/20, other than to students who are re-taking it on an assessment-only basis. For an alternative Architectural History course, take a look at Urbanism and the City: Past to Present (ARHI08010)*
Students must have achieved 20 credits of Architectural History at First Level.
Those students for whom it is a compulsory component within their degree must have achieved 40 credits of Architectural History at First Level.
|Additional Costs|| none
Information for Visiting Students
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of connections between architecture and social, economic and political circumstances within which it is located - tested by the Essay.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate urban phenomena in social contexts - tested by the Exam at the end of semester.
- Research, analyse and present in written and report form themes appropriate to the course content - tested by the Tutorial Presentation.
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|Course organiser||Dr Elizabeth Petcu
Tel: (0131 6)50 2619
|Course secretary||Miss Amanda Fleet
Tel: (0131 6)50 2328