|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject 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.
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
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL20030||Foundations of Architecture||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 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 coordinator Philip Goad Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour of lectures and 1 x one hour of tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 26 February 2018 to 27 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 9 March 2018 Census date 31 March 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 4 May 2018 Assessment period ends 22 June 2018
Semester 1 contact information
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Philip Goad Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour of lectures and 1 x one hour of tutorial per week Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 23 July 2018 to 21 October 2018 Last self-enrol date 3 August 2018 Census date 31 August 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 September 2018 Assessment period ends 16 November 2018
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Ching, F, Jarzombek, M and Prakash, V. A Global History of Architecture, John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2007.
- Architecture major
- Bachelor of Design Elective Subjects
- Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
- Environments Discipline subjects
Related breadth tracks
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Music