ARCH308 Urban History

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ARCH308 Urban History 2 0 4 Thursday 14.00 - 16.00
Prerequisite ARCH209 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Office Hours Schedule Mon 10.00 - 12.00, Tues 10.00 - 12.00, Thurs 10.00 - 11.00
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Phone 00387 33 957 215 Office / Room No A F3.12
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Course Objectives The course will introduce students to certain historical developments within urban development from prehistory up to and including the twentieth century. Lectures and seminars will be conducted each week providing students with contextual information adding to lecture notes which will be provided via PBWorks. In order to satisfy the assessment criteria students will be expected to be able to identify key aspects of historical urbanism and styles and understand the reasons for urban development.
Textbook A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. identify the urban principles employed in each geopgraphical and chronologic period covered
  2. recognise and analyse the constituent elements the defining characteristics of each urban period
  3. evaluate the chronological and geographical context of urban development
Teaching Methods The course is a lecture based course. Lectures will be supplemented by in-class quizzes, student presentations and class discussion
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction As per in class instructions
Week 2 The Early City Spiro Kostoff, The City Shaped
Week 3 Determinants of Early Urban Form A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 4 Mesopotamia A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 5 Greek City States A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 6 Rome and the Empire A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 7 Mid-Term Exam
Week 8 Medieval Towns A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 9 Renaissance 1 A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 10 In Class Exercise
Week 11 Renaissance 2 A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 12 Britain and the Garden City Movement A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 13 Islamic Cities and the Middle East A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 14 The Vertical City A.E.J. Morris, History of Urban Form
Week 15 Recap
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term Exam 1 20 1,2,3
Assignments 2 40 1,2,3
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 2 15 30 In-term Exam Study 10 1 10
Assignments 10 2 20 Final Exam Study 20 1 20
Home Study 2 10 20
        Total Workload Hours = 100
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 4
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019

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