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ARTF3067 British Architecture in the Long Eighteenth Century

20 creditsClass Size: 18

Module manager: Dr Kerry Bristol
Email: K.A.C.Bristol@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

At least 20 credits from any ARTF-coded module or appropriate equivalent in a relevant discipline. In the latter case, students are advised to get in touch with the module leader to discuss eligibility prior to enrolment

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module explores British architecture in the long eighteenth century. Through the use of selected case studies, students will investigate the construction of histories of The Georgian ; the nature of the architectural profession; major town- and country houses, palaces and public buildings; the development of London and spa towns such as Bath, the eighteenth century church; and the impact that women had on some of the major monuments of our architectural heritage.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should;
- have a critical awareness of the history of British architecture in the long eighteenth century;
- be able to demonstrate familiarity with major secular and religious monuments in town and country and the historiographical problems associated with the development of the architectural profession.

Learning outcomes
With critical engagement suitable for a level three student, students should:
- be familiar with the major secular and religious monuments in town and country;
- understand the historiographical problems associated with the development of the architectural profession, including the role of women.

Skills outcomes
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument
- Participation in group discussions
- Co-ordinatinon and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual and visual information
- Using bibliographies.


Syllabus

This module explores British architecture in the long eighteenth century.

Through the use of selected case studies, students will investigate:
- the construction of histories of 'the Georgian';
- the nature of the architectural profession;
- major town- and country houses, palaces and public buildings;
- the development of London and spa towns such as Bath, the eighteenth century church;
- and the impact that women had on some of the major monuments of architectural heritage.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

180 hours comprised of weekly reading, seminar presentation preparation, researching and writing one essay, researching and writing on critical review.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Oral presentation, participation in class discussion, submission of assessesd Critical Review in week 7.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,500-3,000 words50.00
Critique1 x 2,500-3,000 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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