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Global Foundations of Design (ABPL10004)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeABPL10004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject was formerly known as Global Foundations of Architecture

This subject will survey the history of architecture and urbanism from the beginnings of shelter to the end of the 17th century in the context of social, technical and environmental settings. It will include the architecture and design traditions of early civilisations in the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, South America and the Pacific. It will analyse the values reflected in vernacular buildings (housing), religious institutions (churches, temples), and the power of ruling institutions (state, city, palace and empire).

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the history of architecture and urbanism from ancient origins to the end of the 17th century in both the East and the West;
  • Understand concepts of spatial patterns, construction, theory and representation which are useful in the analysis of architecture;
  • Analyse buildings and places in terms of their context, form, spatial grammar, structural approaches, function and social role.

Generic skills

Students should acquire the following skills:

  • Analysis of physical artefacts in their historical context;
  • Understanding of history as a discipline and as a process;
  • Understanding of the social, cultural and environmental context of architecture;
  • Essay writing to undergraduate standard;
  • Use and understanding of architectural terminology.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL20030 Foundations of Architecture
Semester 1
12.5

Core participation requirements

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Assessment

Description

  • 3 x written submissions with graphic content equivalent to a total of 2000 words, due Weeks 6, 9 and 11 (60%);
  • One examination of two hours duration at the end of semester (40%).

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorPhilip Goad
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours2 x one hour of lectures and 1 x one hour of tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018
    Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018
    Census date31 March 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018
    Assessment period ends22 June 2018

    Semester 1 contact information

    Email:
    Prof Philip Goad
    p.goad@unimelb.edu.au

    Helen Stitt
    stitth@unimelb.edu.au

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorPhilip Goad
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours2 x one hour of lectures and 1 x one hour of tutorial per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018
    Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018
    Census date31 August 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail21 September 2018
    Assessment period ends16 November 2018

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Prescribed texts

Ching, F, Jarzombek, M and Prakash, V. A Global History of Architecture, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2007.

Related course

Related majors/minors/specialisations

Breadth options

This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

Last updated: 23 October 2017