History & Theory of the Designed Environment III - Survey Course 2

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History & Theory of the Designed Environment III - Survey Course 2

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Design, Landscape Architecture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    The course sets out to present the development of the modern and contemporary designed environment in order to build a common knowledge base for future architects, designers, landscape architects, planners and others involved in the procurement and management of the designed physical environment. Not withstanding this perspective, it is accessible to all. The time span of the study is the latter half of the nineteenth century to the latter half of the twentieth. While concentrating on key figures and movements, the course situates changes in the design environment over this time in a wider social, cultural and technological context. Often underpinned by a political agenda, modernity has its roots in a critical reaction to the squalor and inequality of the nineteenth-century industrial city. This module traces how this develops, examining those projects from the modernist canon which are most significant and influential. Furthermore it examines how modern architecture, urbanism and landscapes adapted to changing technologies and structural theories

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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