AR120-4-SP-CO:
Space, Place and Locality

The details
2020/21
Art History and Theory
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
15
18 May 2020

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

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Module description

This module investigates architecture and the built environment. It introduces students to the study of architecture and urbanism through a mixture of lectures and seminars. It takes in a long span of history, focusing on a number of representative case studies, and acting as a broad but selective survey.

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

1. to introduce students to a wide range of methods, research materials, scholarly approaches and relevant terminology associated with a study of art history, architecture, and visual culture more generally;

2. to stimulate students to develop skills in oral and written communication through essays, debate in seminars, and written exercises;

3. To acquaint students with the history of architecture through case studies pertaining to various pars of the world.

Module learning outcomes

The aims of this module are:

1. to introduce students to a wide range of methods, research materials, scholarly approaches and relevant terminology associated with a study of art history, architecture, and visual culture more generally;

2. to stimulate students to develop skills in oral and written communication through essays, debate in seminars, and written exercises;

3. To acquaint students with the history of architecture through case studies pertaining to various pars of the world.


By the end of the module, students should be able to:

1. demonstrate a sound grasp of the forces that shaped the construction and use of the sites and buildings studied in the module;

2. demonstrate the ability to interpret visual culture based on knowledge of the appropriate historical and interpretative contexts;

3. demonstrate the ability to reflect critically on the design, use, and construction of buildings and urban sites.

By the end of the module, students should also have acquired a set of transferable skills, and in particular be able to:

1. define the task in which they are engaged and exclude what is irrelevant;

2. seek and organise the most relevant discussions and sources of information;

3. process a large volume of diverse and sometimes conflicting arguments;

4. compare and evaluate different arguments and assess the limitations of their own position or procedure;

5. write and present verbally a succinct and precise account of positions, arguments, and their presuppositions and implications;

6. be sensitive to the positions of others and communicate their own views in ways that are accessible to them;

7. think 'laterally' and creatively (i.e., to explore interesting connections and possibilities, and to present these clearly rather than as vague hunches);

8. maintain intellectual flexibility and revise their own position based on feedback;

9. think critically and constructively.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There will be a two-hour combined lecture and seminar each week. All teaching events will be accessible to students on and off campus either face-to-face or remotely through online teaching. Week 21 is reading week.

Bibliography*

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   1500 word essay     50% 
Coursework   SUMMER 24 hr take home exam     50% 
Exam  120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main) 

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Caspar Pearson, email: cpearson@essex.ac.uk.
Dr Caspar Pearson
spahinfo@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
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External examiner

Prof Richard Simon Clay
Newcastle University
Professor of Digital Cultures
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 39 hours, 12 (30.8%) hours available to students:
27 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Art History and Theory

* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.

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