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Architectural Theory

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Architectural Theory
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020
Module code: ABA-3.4
The exam administration creates a SAP-Submodule-No for every exam type in every module. The SAP-Submodule-No is equal for the same module in different study programs.
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for ▄bung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
2V (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: 6
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:
Term paper

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

B-A-3.4 (P120-0143) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 6, mandatory course
ABA-3.4 (P120-0143) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2020 , semester 6, mandatory course
ABA-3.4 (P120-0143) Architecture, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2021 , semester 6, mandatory course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 90 hours (equivalent to 3 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 67.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
ABA-3.1 Art and Architectural History

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Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Pantle
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Pantle

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will:
_        have basic knowledge in architectural theory.
_        be familiar with the important basic concepts and their aesthetic, ethical, cultural and humanistic importance, as well as their connections in architecture.
_        be able to see, understand and classify architecture and the content of related disciplines in a theoretical context and to reflect and evaluate their own design work theoretically.
Personal competence:
_        Increase competence in scientific working skills.

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Module content:
_        Introduction to the theoretical foundations of architecture and the important architectural theoretical discourses from the 19th century to the present on the basis of topics such as perception, aesthetics, body, space, atmosphere, place, nature, technology, rationality, order, function, type, tectonics, stereotomy, construction, facade, everyday life, participation, memory, image, narration, etc.
_        Exercises with simple research and analysis tasks in connection with the content of the lecture will culminate in a term paper written according to the rules of good scientific practice.

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Teaching methods/Media:

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Recommended or required reading:
_        de Bruyn, Gerd u.a. (Hg.): architektur_theorie.doc. Basel 2003
_        Hahn, Achim: Architekturtheorie. Konstanz 2008
_        Jormakka, Kari: Geschichte der Architekturtheorie. Wien 2003
_        Lampugnani, Vittorio Magnago u.a. (Hg.): Architekturtheorie 20. Jahrhundert. Ostfildern-Ruit 2004
_        Moravánszky, ┴kos: Architekturtheorie im 20.Jh. Wien 2003
_        Additional topic-specific literature

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