Curricular Unit:Code:
History of Architecture145HARQ
1MasterArchitecture and Urbanism4 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English52
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The students should be able to:
-put historical and architectural analysis in perspective as an objectively justified form of opinion.
-synthesize some of the variants and constants of the historical process of architecture;
-identify and date broad cohesive periods of architectural practice;
-apprehend and differentiate notions of mind set, style, building and formal practices and agents in connection to these periods;
-read from a given building a certain set of spatial, technical and formal characteristics and situate it within the synchronic and diachronic context of architecture.
-presentation - content and teaching choices;
-architecture – the concept and its historical dimension;
-Classical Greece;
-Roman Empire;
3-Middle Ages
4-Modern Age
5-Contemporary Epoch
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The syllabus presented covers the essential areas of knowledge and is consistent with the objectives set out, since the topics included in the program, such as the concept of architecture and its historical dimension, inasmuch as the specific analysis in different periods, covers the main aspects of research, which enables the student to form a critical approach to pre-modern architecture.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The unit will be subject to expositive, descriptive and demonstrative methodologies, on theoretical and theoretical-practical sessions in order to present information that aims at forming a broad interpretative framework of the History of Architecture, and thus develop a critical approach.
To pass this course the students will need to meet the contact ECTS defined. Students will need to comply with the required attendance, particularly sessions defined as theoretical-practical, corresponding to moments of formal evaluation and discussion of the assignment.
The pace and quality with which students achieve the learning goals will be verified through a process of continuous assessment, by their contribution in class, and measured through a paper and a written test.
The final grade results from the work leading up to the paper (assessed by four evaluation moments: two exploratory presentations, the paper and its final oral presentation) and by the test.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The proposed methodologies strive to bring in accordance the teaching practices and the evaluation methods with the learning objectives defined, on the goal of developing a critical and analytical conscience of modern architecture. Lectures rely on contextual characterization of architectural periods and illustrate it by specific building analysis. Evaluation balances formal assessment through a written test (even so, designed to inquire on conceptual understanding rather than factual memorization) with individual case-studying, paired with the development of autonomous learning skills, and those involved in written and oral communication of research.
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[2] GÖSSEL, P.; LEUTHÄUSER, G. (1996). Arquitectura no Séc. XX. Colónia: Taschen.
[3] HILLENBRAND, R. (2000). Islamic architecture: form, function and meaning, Edimburgo: Edinburgh University Press.
[4] MUMFORD, L. (1961). The City in History: its origins, its transformations, and its prospects. Nova York: Harcourt.
[5] NORBERG-SCHULZ, C. (1988). La signification dans l'Architecture Occidentale. Bruxelas: Pierre Mardaga.
[6] PATETTA, L. (1975). Storia dell'architettura - antologia critica. Milão: Fabri.