24 July 2020
Architecture and Social History in Liverpool
This module will use the architecture of Liverpool to explore the unique social history of the city. We take a chronological approach to the city’s history, explored through different types of buildings exemplifying each era. These will be studied in association with the functions they fulfilled and the activities they housed.
As well as looking at buildings from a functional perspective, we will consider their representational role, exploring how they functioned as signs and how they might be read. Students will learn to engage with different types of evidence, including primary textual sources, secondary sources and surviving buildings.
This module aims to:
Develop confidence in understanding and communicating complex ideas in written and spoken language.
Develop skills in research, collaborative learning and preparation of a group presentation.
To introduce students to the social history of Liverpool from an architectural perspective.
Modules are equivalent to 2.5 ECTS.
GBP 0: Module must be taken as part of a Week 4-6 or Week 1-6 International Summer School programme, so no individual module prices are available.