Module Details

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Title CONTEXT 1.1: HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE
Code ARCH171
Coordinator Dr BWL Calder
Architecture
Barnabas.Calder@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To give students an outline knowledge of how architecture, with its associated technologies, cultural connections and urban settings has evolved from ancient times to the twentieth century.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An outline knowledge of some of the main themes in world architectural history, and an introduction to the cultural, social and intellectual histories, theories and technologies which influence the design of buildings (RIBA: GC2.1).

(LO2) An outline knowledge of some of the major premodern technologies and spatial and social issues which have shaped architecture worldwide, introducing the influence of architectural history and theory on the spatial, social, and technological aspects of architecture (RIBA: GC2.2).

(LO3) An outline knowledge of the relationship between architecture and other arts, introducing the influence of the theories, practices and technologies of selected areas of the fine arts on architectural design (RIBA: GC3.1).

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

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills - visual.

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (including referencing skills).

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis.

(S5) Research skills - All Information skills.

(S6) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness.


Syllabus

 

Teaching Weeks 1-12. The module provides a series of case-study investigations into major themes in architectural and urban history, taking the case studies from a wide range of dates and locations around the world to give an overall survey of architectural history.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 2 - Tutorial
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Optional

Teaching Method 3 - Laboratory Work
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Library and archive research

Teaching Method 4 - Field Work
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Site visits to buildings in Liverpool

Teaching Method 5 - Assessment
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: Online exam


Teaching Schedule

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

  .30000001192092896

7

7

1

39.30000001192092896
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 110.69999694824219
TOTAL HOURS 149.99999696016311896

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1 (Week 13)  1 hour    50       
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :Semester 1 (Week 13)  1000 words    50       

Recommended Texts

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