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Architectural Cultures 2:After Modernism (ABPL90289)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeABPL90289
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject surveys the ways in which architecture as a discipline and a profession influenced, reciprocated and sometimes shaped the changing ideological, social and political environment of the 20th century and after. It identifies key ideas and interventions at different scales ranging from domestic buildings to urban institutions and environments.

Who/what were the agents, organizations, projects and users – and what were their legacies?

Each lecture will link architectural movements and texts to built works and built environments focusing on specific examples and people that best illustrate key ideas.

The theme of each lecture will be formulated around the critical analysis of the legacy of these various orientations and their positive or negative outcomes or reception.

Students will examine modernist capital cities and capitol buildings in Asia and South America, postmodernism, regionalism, deconstruction and digital networks, sustainability and vulnerable environments and globalization.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  • Understand the historical development of architecture.
  • Understand social, political, historical and cultural contexts through contextualisation of knowledge on the built environment.
  • Be aware of intellectual discourses that have influenced or are influenced by specific periods and issues.
  • Be aware of specific examples and individuals or groups that are central to intellectual discourses.

Generic skills

  • Research through the selection of architectural case studies and regular use of thelibrary.
  • Critical thinking and analysis through required reading, discussion, essay writing and presentations and assessment of arguments.
  • Communicating knowledge intelligibly and economically, in written and oral form through essays, discussion and class presentations.
  • Selection and critique of architectural case studies.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Admission into one of the following courses:

MC-ARCH Master of Architecture (300-point entry)
MC-ARCH3Y Master of Architecture (300 points)

MC-ARCHENG Master of Architectural Engineering

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ABPL90288 Architectural Cultures 1: Modernism
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

  • Reading assessment of 100 words per week not exceeding 1000 words in total. Due weeks 2 -10, 30%;
  • Postmodern Site Specific Analysis (1 x A3 sheet) equivalent to 500 words. Due week 5, 10%;
  • Annotated Essay Bibliography and Essay Research Question, 500 words. Due week 8, 10%;
  • Research essay, 3000 words. Due during exam period 50%.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorKaren Burns
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours4 hours per week
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017
    Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017
    Census date31 August 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 September 2017
    Assessment period ends17 November 2017

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

It is recommended that ABPL90288 Architectural Cultures 1 be completed before commencing ABPL90289 Architectural Cultures 2.

Related courses

Related majors/minors/specialisations

Prescribed texts

None

Last updated: 29 April 2017