|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject 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.
- 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
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
Recommended background knowledge
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|ABPL90288||Architectural Cultures 1: Modernism||
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
- 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 coordinator Karen Burns Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 4 hours 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
It is recommended that ABPL90288 Architectural Cultures 1 be completed before commencing ABPL90289 Architectural Cultures 2.