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AR30093: History and Theory 3.2: Urban studies

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: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
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 aims of this Unit are twofold: firstly, to introduce students to the general ideas and ideals which have shaped cities; and secondly to familiarise the students with the techniques of urban analysis and principles of urban design.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this Unit, each student will have demonstrated an understanding of:
* the influences on the contemporary built environment of the design of cities;
* the histories and theories of urban design.
On completion of the Unit students will have demonstrated the ability to prepare an urban analysis of a given locale and an associated design task.

Ability to analyse an urban context, and the communication skills required to present such an analysis.

The Unit will introduce the students to the policies that govern urban design and will introduce a methodology used to assess the architectural qualities and character of a complex urban area. The Unit will also contain formal lectures on the histories and theories of urban design. The Unit is integrated with the Design Studio projects.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR30093 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • UEAR-ANB08 : BSc(Hons) Architecture with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 3)