Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title CONTEXT 2.1: HISTORY AND THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE
Code ARCH271
Coordinator Dr BWL Calder
Architecture
Barnabas.Calder@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

The aim of this module is to investigate, in depth:

The attributes of selected examples of twentieth-century architecture and their associated cultural, social and intellectual framework.

To demonstrate, through building analysis, the influence of historical and theoretical concepts on the spatial, social and technological aspects of twentieth-century architecture.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Knowledge of the cultural, social and intellectual histories, theories and technologies which influence the design of buildings (RIBA GC2.1).

(LO2) Knowledge of architectural history and theory on the spatial, social and technological aspects of architecture (RIBA GC2.2).

(LO3) The influence of the theories, practices and technologies of selected areas of the fine arts on architectural design (RIBA GC3.1 and GC3.2).

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - written.

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills).

(S3) Information skills - Critical reading.

(S4) Information skills - Information accessing: (Locating relevant information) (Identifying and evaluating information sources).

(S5) Research skills - All Information skills.

(S6) Research skills - Awareness of/ commitment to academic integrity.


Syllabus

 

Each week will see a two-hour lecture by a research-active historian of architecture, speaking about some period and region of architecture since 1900, worldwide. The exact contents of the module vary slightly from year to year depending on the availability of staff and their developing research.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 2 - Assessment
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: 50% Coursework, below in independent learning, 50% Exam (1 hr)


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 24

        1

25
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 125
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity.  1 hour    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission.  1500-2000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.