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HA3B2 - Deconstructing Medieval & Early-Modern Buildings

  • Module code: HA3B2
  • Module name: Deconstructing Medieval & Early-Modern Buildings
  • Department: History of Art
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Very few historic buildings have escaped alteration over the period in which they have been in use, changes to liturgy, and to society, have required that the buildings are adapted to accommodate these changes. By studying the fabric of the buildings, reading the evidence in the structure and combining this with documentary research it is possible to build up a picture of the whole history of individual monuments. This research-based module introduces students to the subject of buildings archaeology and gives them the chance to get involved in a current research project on a local building, so that they also gain practical experience.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will be equipped to evaluate a wide variety of source material including building materials, documentary research, antiquarian and topographical studies alongside scientific methods of analysis such as dendrochronology to undertake stylistic analysis and comparative studies of architectures and artefacts

Timetabled teaching activities

4 hours per week

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/arthistory/studentpages/ug/options/

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: HA3B2-30)
A (Assessed work only) 2000 word essay 40%
  Engagement 10%
  3000 word research project 50%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessment (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Undergraduate History of Art and French (V3R1) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V401) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art with Intercalated Year (V402) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate History of Art (V41P) - Year 8