AR-226 / 4 credits

Teacher: Thiermann Alfredo

Language: English


Summary

This is a survey course on the history of architecture of the twentieth century.

Content

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Identify Sources
  • Defend Ideas
  • Elaborate Texts
  • Construct a Historical Consciousness

Teaching methods

 

In weekly two-hours lectures, we will review the history of one building type relative to broader historical processes. In so doing, the very notion of typology will be problematised and potentially redefined. In addition, the class offers a hybrid teaching method in which lectures are combined with reading discussions. These are considered fundamental components of the learning process. After each lecture, the class will meet in smaller groups to collectively discuss primary and secondary sources related to the topic of the lecture.

 

 

Expected student activities

 

Completion of the reading assignments and active participation in discussions are expected from every student.

 

 

Assessment methods

 

The assessment of the course is cumulative and takes place in three stages. The first consists of the evaluation of student participation in weekly reading discussions. Out of the ten sessions, students will have the chance to delete their two lowest evaluations--allowing room for mistakes, risks, and absences. The second consists of a written paper. By mid-term, all the students in the class are asked to submit the name of one building that will be the focus of their semester research together with 100 words explaining their selection. The course will offer a list of case studies, and students are welcome to choose from within or outside the list. The selection of the case study needs to be approved by the instructors. Based on a semester-long research project, students will submit, by the end of the term, a 2.000-word text (maximum), two visual sources, and a bibliography on their selected case study. Students will submit this information according to a provided template. The third component of the evaluation consists of an oral exam based on their own research, which will take place at the end of the term.

 

Grading rubric:


Participation in weekly reading discussions (40%)

Written Paper (40%)

Oral Exam (20%)

 

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: History of Architecture V/VI
  • Lecture: 4 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Oral (summer session)
  • Subject examined: History of Architecture V/VI
  • Lecture: 4 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

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