Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

History of Architecture and Landscape 2

Course summary

Course code: HART1011
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Architecture and Landscape
Course Coordinator(s): Marko Jobst



The course will allow you to explore attitudes to modernism in architecture and to develop an understanding of historical, social and critical themes in architecture, urbanism and landscape, with particular reference to the period 1750 onwards. You will also cultivate skills in analytical and critical thinking and develop your skills in critical writing and presentation.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

Learning Outcome

1. A familiarity with a range of texts, designers, design movements and their meaning, as well as an understanding of their social, cultural and historical contexts.

2. Experience in identifying and evaluating critical positions, and forming considered judgments about movements in architecture and the spatial, aesthetic, technical and social qualities of individual buildings, cities and landscapes.

3. An ability to use visual, verbal and written communication methods and appropriate media to clearly and effectively convey and critically appraise architecture, urbanism and landscape movements.

Indicative content

You will explore the influences of individual buildings, landscapes and urban contexts on architecture and social development. There is an emphasis on the impact of industrialisation and development upon construction, design, and urbanism; and the social and artistic responses to these factors.

Teaching and learning activity

The delivery method is by means of lectures, supplemented by discussion and presentation of work, which will prepare students for their essay writing.


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Written Essay.
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: 1-3.
Weighting % 100%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length 2000
Outline Details:Written Essay.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Continual feedback through seminars, tutorials, workshops and presentations.