Postgraduate

Modules

Modules

TCP8052 : Urban Design Seminars (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To develop an in-depth knowledge of urban space and urban design
2. To improve the students' capacity for critical debate

Outline Of Syllabus

The course involves intensive study of major issues in urban design from a variety of disciplines, architecture, urban design, town planning, urban studies, urban geography and urban sociology. The course emphasizes the theoretical debates which inform the processes of urban development and design. It involves reading, presenting and discussing set texts.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching92:0018:00N/A
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities222:0044:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study118:0018:00N/A
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The teaching methods of reading, presenting and discussing major writings on urban design enable the students to develop the necessary awareness of the key themes in urban design, become familiar with some of the major writers in the field, develop a critical understanding of these themes, develop the presentation and critical debate skills.

Present in person elements will be delivered at the programme level

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prof skill assessmnt1M100One seminar presentation, 22 written summaries, participating in and leading discussions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Intensive reading, production of summaries, participation in the discussions and presenting and leading seminars contribute to the development of a conceptual understanding of the issues in urban design, the development of presentation and critical debate skills.

Reading Lists

Timetable