History & Theory of the Designed Environment IV - Architecture, Urban and Landscape

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History & Theory of the Designed Environment IV - Architecture, Urban and Landscape

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning

  • 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

    This is an advanced course that sets out to investigate the complexity of the 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. Although the course assumes an outline knowledge of the history of architecture, cities and landscapes, additional readings would allow others to benefit from the course. The course investigates the forces and ideas that have shaped, material culture, architecture, the city, and the landscape and gardens from antiquity to the present. Particular emphasis is placed on the interaction and inter-dependencies of the range of different scales, from the architectural space of the interior through to the wider landscape.

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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