Module Identifier HY33120  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Phillipp R Schofield  
Semester Semester 2  
Mutually Exclusive HY33620 , HY33720 , HY33920 , HY34320 , HY33020 Single & Joint Honours History students only, HY33220 , HY33320 , HY33420 , HY33520  
Course delivery Practical   20 Hours 10 x 2 hours per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Essay: 2 x 1,500 word essays  40%
Semester Assessment Project Work: 1 x 5,000 word project  60%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:
a) Demonstrate familiarity with a wide range of knowledge of medieval building, both secular and spiritual, and its interpretation.
b) Demonstrate familiarity with comparative perspectives on the history of medieval buildings and their interpretation.
c) Analyse and reflect critically on building types and form.
d) Gather, sift and critically assess relvant source materials
e) Work both independently and collaboratively and to participate in group discussion
f) Acquire competence in the principles of the specialist skills required to ''read'' medieval buildings.

Brief description

1. To encourage an awareness of the built heritage and the importance of material culture to historical interpretation.

2. To recognise the potential of buildings as historical evidence and to assess to what extent architectural developments are related to religious ideals and to changes in social conditions and aspirations.

3. To develop some of the skills necessary for the study and interpretation of plans, illustrations as well as written sources, and where possible and appropriate, by direct experience of buildings through site visits.


This module is at CQFW Level 6