251.110 Elective Seminar: History of Architecture
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, SE, 3.0h, 4.0EC


  • Semester hours: 3.0
  • Credits: 4.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to write autonomously a theoretical scientific paper in the research field of architectural history. They know about the basics of serious scientific research. In writing a complete, but small, first thesis paper they had to apply the theoretic knowledge.

Subject of course

The students do gain first practical experience analysis and documentation as well as archive and library research. Additionally, the course does introduce the obligatory parts of an academic text like abstract, scientific introduction, structure of the main body of the work, citations and paraphrases, footnotes and endnotes, conclusion, references and appendix.

Teaching methods

In the course of a field trip or in cooperation with the students of the practical seminary the students get in touch with archive material and sources in literature. In a next step, the teachers instruct the students about the obligatory parts of an academic theoretical work. In combination between archive and literature sources and the in-site documentation and analysis, the students write their first version of the seminary paper. The teachers do correct this paper and return it for further improvement. The final seminary thesis is the result of the implementation of the suggested corrections.

Mode of examination


Additional information

 The course, because of the current contents, is only open for German speaking students.

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 13:0007.10.2019 - 27.01.2020Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Elective Seminar: History of Architecture - Single appointments
Mon07.10.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon14.10.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon21.10.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon28.10.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon04.11.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon11.11.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon18.11.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon25.11.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon02.12.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon09.12.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon16.12.201911:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon13.01.202011:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon20.01.202011:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar
Mon27.01.202011:00 - 13:00Seminarraum 251 Wöchentliches Seminar

Examination modalities

Permanent participation as well as the two handed-in versions of the seminary paper and the seriousness to improve them determine the final performance of the student.


TitleApplication beginApplication end
Wahlseminare WS1916.09.2019 09:0030.09.2019 23:59


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture 6. SemesterSTEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


Caroline Jäger-Klein, Österreichische Architektur des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Wien-Graz 2010 (2. Auflage); ISBN 978-3-7083-0660-S

Friedrich Achleitner, Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert. Band I - Oberösterreich, Salzburg, Tirol, Vorarlberg, Wien-Salzburg (Residenz) 1980

Friedrich Achleitner, Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert. Band II - Kärnten, Steiermark, Burgenland, Wien-Salzburg (Residenz) 1982

Friedrich Achleitner, Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert. Band III/1-3 Wien, 1990-2010

Previous knowledge

Preceding courses

Accompanying courses

Continuative courses


if required in English