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AR10342: History and theory of architecture 1.2 twentieth century western architecture & design

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this course is to extend beyond the basic history survey undertaken in the first year and to give the students the opportunity to participate in the research and presentation of material. A period from 1900 to the present day is analysed according to the most significant work of 40 key architects.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of important movements and positions that have affected the design of a number of key buildings in the period under consideration: they will demonstrate elementary analytical appreciation of this material and the necessary communication skills, in presenting as part of a public exhibition.

Simple research from set books; digestion and marshalling of facts and argumentation; presentation of findings in the form of an illustrated essay and an individual component of a collective exhibition.

Each week students will attend a lecture that will identify, discuss and position relative to one another key buildings of the 20th century. This is followed up by an individual essay submission and exhibition panel on one key building.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR10342 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANB08 : BSc(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 1)