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ABPL30050 Modern Architecture: MoMo to PoMo

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Two hours of lectures and one tutorial hour
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Prerequisites:

Students who commenced the Bachelor of Environments prior to 2015 are not required to complete ABPL10004 Global Foundations of Architecture as a prerequisite.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Prof Paul Walker

Contact

Paul Walker
walkp@unimelb.edu.au

Bronwyn Stocks
bronwyn.stocks@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject will consider the development of modern architecture during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It will include: the origins and development of modernism; changing ideas of housing, urbanism and society; functionalism and expression; materiality and spatial organisation; the changing role of the architect; key ideas of seminal thinkers; reactions to and interpretations of modernism; post-modernism and deconstruction. Particular attention will be paid to global migrations of modernist ideas including Asia/Pacific modernities and the postcolonial condition.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Dmonstrate understanding of the sources and historical development of modern architecture;
  • Appreciate the global migration of modernist ideas in a postcolonial context;
  • Understand the key ideas of the seminal buildings and theories of modern architecture.
Assessment:
  • Drawn and/or written tutorial exercises completed between weeks 2 and 11 to the total equivalent of 400 words (totalling 20%);
  • A 2000-word essay due in week 9 (40%);
  • A two-hour end-of-semester examination (40%).

Hurdle requirement: Attendance and participation in 80% of tutorials.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject reader

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • 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.
  • Essay writing to undergraduate standard.
  • Use and understanding of design terminology.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Architecture major
Environments Discipline subjects
Landscape Architecture major
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Urban Design and Planning major
Related Breadth Track(s): Architectural History

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