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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Edinburgh College of Art : Architecture - History

Undergraduate Course: Architectural History 1A: Introduction to World Architecture (ARHI08009)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course begins with an examination of Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman architecture, the architecture of the Middle Ages, Islam, Pre-Columbian America, and the first great re-evaluation of Antiquity in the Italian Renaissance.

It goes on to survey the Renaissance in Britain and Northern Europe and the subsequent influence of the Italian Baroque in these areas. Later, other significant cultural traditions in the history of architecture are introduced, such as those of India, China, and Japan. Semester 1 concludes with an examination of the theoretical, cultural, and stylistic aspects of the architecture of the European Enlightenment.

Throughout the course the development of building technology and the social, religious, and political understanding of buildings are recurring themes. Excursions into the related fields of landscape architecture and urban design necessarily appear from time to time.

The course is not just a history of building styles or building technology, although both of those areas are studied. It also shows what architecture can reveal about wider developments in social, political, cultural and urban history.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  240
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 155 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 35 %, Coursework 65 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 65%
Centrally organised examination 35%

Assessment 1 Class Presentation 10% (7-minute presentation, PowerPoint and notes are submitted for assessment)

Assessment 2 Literature review 15% (700 words)

Assessment 3 Essay 40% (2000 words)

Assessment 4 Examination 35% (2 hours)

Students must achieve a mark of at least 40% on aggregate in order to pass the course. There are no Force Fails.
Feedback Tutorial activities will offer feedback on skills necessary for success, particularly in the essay. Written feedback provided on submitted literature review.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of architecture, design, and the related arts before c. 1800, in their artistic, social, political, and programmatic contexts and with an awareness of their consequences and implications.
  2. Locate and start to appraise critically historians' work on the history and theory of architecture and the related arts before c. 1800, in support of a reflective and informed approach to architectural history and design precedent.
  3. Demonstrate the development of communication skills relating to the key themes of the course.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information A weekly tutorial.
Keywordsworld,architecture,architectural history,antiquity,renaissance,middle ages,islam,greek,roman,egypt
Contacts
Course organiserDr Peter Clericuzio
Tel: (0131 6)50 2331
Email: pclericu@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Marta Zadzilko
Tel: (0131 6)51 5800
Email: mzadzilk@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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