10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: ARC153, ARC154

Co-requisites: ARC275, ARC277

Aims/Description: This module covers a wide-ranging cultural history of architecture and its relationship between changing states of society, the development of urban culture and institutions, and the growth of knowledge and ideas. The module pivots between scientific knowledge and artistic and cultural development, and is intended to help students from both scientific, social sciences and arts and humanities backgrounds to begin to make connections and understand the context within which architecture is set.

Restrictions on availability: To students studying HK21 (CIVU12) and H2KC (CIVU19)

Staff Contact: Magda Sibley
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study, Feedback session
Assessment: Course work

Notes: This module, forming part of the MEng degree course in Structural Engineering and Architecture, is recognised and approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects for exemption from Part 1 of the RIBA Examination in Architecture.

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