|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will examine the importance of formative ideas in architecture design, culture, technology. practice and history from the Enlightenment to early Modernism.
The subject will include study of the following themes: enlightenment, the rise of archaeology and neo-classicism; the emerging language of Modernity including the picturesque and revivalism; the industrial revolution and its implications for new modes of engineering and functionalism; the rise of the architecture, landscape and planning professions; designing and documenting the modern metropolis; colonialism and imperialism across the world; visualising the history of architecture.
Architectural precedents will be considered within their social, cultural, environmental and landscape contexts and analysed through concerns such as spatial organisation, technologies and theories of architecture as expressed in key texts and ideas. International influence and exchange will be examined through comparison to Australian and local significant sites and buildings.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in the history of architecture;
- Analyse buildings, places and architecture images in terms of their context, form, planning, & theoretical ideas;
- Demonstrate an understanding of architecture as a form of social representation.
- Analysis of physical artifacts in their historical context.
- Understanding of history as a discipline and as a process.
- Understanding of the social, cultural and environmental context of architecture.
- Familiarity with reading key texts and images in the history of architecture.
- Writing and presentation skills to undergraduate standard.
- Use and understanding of architecture terminology.
Eligibility and requirements
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
- One two hour exam at the end of semester (35%);
- Essay outline equivalent to 200 words, due mid -semester (5%);
- One essay , the essay is an illustrated written essay that reflects research into a selected essay question on a historical topic that relates to the key themes and issues and examples of the subject. The essay requires evidence of argument, research and accuracy of referencing, equivalent to 1600, late semester, (30%);
- Tutorial exercisesequivalent to 800 words weeks 1- 12 , (20%);
- lecture quizzes equivalent to 400weeks 1- 12 , (10%);
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Hannah Lewi Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 36 hours: (1 hour lecture , 1 hour online lecture and 1 hour tutorial) Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
Related breadth tracks
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Music