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Module Code: ARC110
Module Title: Humanities and Architecture
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 2.50
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Architecture and Design
Pre-requisites: N/A
To introduce students to approaches to architecture, urbanism, space, and the built environment that originate in the humanities and social sciences, including geography, sociology, anthropology, and history.
Learning outcomes 
A Evaluate the social context of architecture and how it influences architectural design.

B Illustrate an understanding of the meaning of community and its influence on the built environment.

C Demonstrate an understanding of basic research methods of data collection and analysis in humanistic disciplines.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures will introduce the students to key humanistic approaches to architecture, urbanism, space, and the built environment. In hands-on exercises, students will learn to engage critically with these approaches.
The syllabus will typically include the following topics: architecture in an interdisciplinary context; geographical approaches to the man-made environment; architecture and the global; approaches to space and place; observational methods; surveys and interviews; culture and subculture; participant observation; material culture; space and power; historical questions; reading the past.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 19.5           55.5  75 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Coursework 100.00

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