Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Humanities
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr David Morgan
Starts on : 24th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
Architecture is the quintessential ‘public’ art form. The work of architects surrounds us all, every day of our lives, shaping and conditioning our experience of the world in ways which are as subtle as they are inescapable. Yet the practice of architects does not take place - and has never taken place - in a vacuum: architects continually engage with the architectural styles and practices of the past, shaping the architectural forms of the present from the vast reservoir of forms and styles bequeathed by the western architectural tradition.
This course aims to give students an introduction and overview of that architectural tradition – enabling students to ‘read’ the architecture of the contemporary built environment in a critically informed way. Students will learn to recognise and differentiate between the major architectural styles of the western tradition – and will thus gain a greater understanding of the way that buildings are built, and why they look the way they do.
This course aims to introduce students to the broad stylistic history of western architecture, by:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be able to understand:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in the course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following paperback book:
Recommended, though not required:
The areas you will cover in this course are:
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