ARCH07025 2013 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF BUILDINGS

General Details

Full Title
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF BUILDINGS
Transcript Title
ARCHAEOLOGY OF BUILDINGS
Code
ARCH07025
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Shirley Markley
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This module provides an introduction to historic buildings from the Early Medieval to the Early Modern periods, 500AD-1925AD. It examines the guiding principles and best practice utilised in their conservation both nationally and internationally and the legislation framework protecting the built environment. It considers the architectural periods and styles covering this vast time period; comprehends architectural terminologies; examines the factors that define a building's architectural significance. This course will introduce the student to establishing a procedure related to building research, recording and interpretation. Its primary focus will be on the physical fabric. This has three key components: 1. Archival Research (local and national), both documentary and cartographic to facilitate the practical field work; 2. Morphological Analysis-This involves establishing the physical evolution of a structure, an assessment of that structure in terms of its architectural and urban/rural quality and its historic importance. 3. Making a Record-This includes understanding measured survey; visual records (photographic survey/sketch plans/elevations) and a procedure of inventorising/description. The purpose of making the record is to provide a description of the building and provide a broad outline of its architectural and historical significance. Students will be required to make such a record of selected buildings through their assigned course work and fieldwork. Only accurate recording and interpretation can inform concise decision making and ultimately provide for the conservation and protection of historic buildings. Students will learn to look at buildings in a different light and thus gain a greater appreciation of Ireland's built heritage.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.
Describe in detail the main characteristics of Ireland's architectural periods.
2.
Choose appropriate mitigatory measures for the potential impact on standing buildings and architectural remains by commercial developments.
3.
Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant national legislation and international charters that effect historical buildings in Ireland.
4.
Establish the physical and chronological evolution of a building based upon detailed visual inspection.
5.

Design a strategy for the proper recording of a historical structure.

6.
Demonstrate knowledge of the issues surrounding architectural conservation.
7.
Present architectural data to a high standard in both oral and written formats.

Module Assessment Strategies

Through all of the assigned continuous assessments, the student will observe, record, understand and familiarise themselves with historic building types and their recording in the field (in a practical hands-on manner) which compliment and are relevant to the taught lectures. The student will, through an exam and building logbook, utilise, familiarise and apply architectural terms and recognise architectural periods in field practicals. They will also apply learnt strategies for accurate and detailed building recording and assessment (both descriptively and visually) in field practicals.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Week 1          Introduction-Conservation Principles & Philosophy

Week 2          Architectural Periods and Styles

Week 3          Research-Archives & Repositories (Local and National)

Week 4          Recording Buildings + Practical

Week 5          Architectural Terminologies/Report Forms and Standards + Practical

Week 6          Conservation Legislation + Practical

Week 7          Exam + Practical         

Week 8          Field Practical

Week 9          Field Trip

Week 10        Field Trip

Week 11        Field Practical

Week 12        Field Practical

Week 13        Field Practical

Week 14        Review

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Other Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 7 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Individual Project Building Report Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 50 % Week 12 1,2,4,5,6,7
3 Practical Evaluation Logboook Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 13 1,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Practical Offsite Field Practical 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Lecturers own glossaries

Ching F.D.K. 1995 A Visual Dictionary of Architecture

Fleming J., Honour H., & Pevsner N. 1991 (ed.) The Penguin Dictionary of Architecture

Curl J. Stevenson 1999 Oxford Reading List

Alcock N.W., Barley M.W., Dixon P.W., Meeson R.A. Recording Timber-Framed Buildings: An Illustrated Glossary

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None