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Introduction to Architecture History (8400.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Design & Architecture



    This unit is a survey of world architecture from the ancient world to the seventeenth century in a broad range of historical, regional and cultural contexts. Major social, physical and technical factors which influence architecture are identified, along with the analysis of significant design concepts and the study of selected building types.

    Learning Outcomes


    1.understand architectural terminology, themes and building types used in world architecture up until the 17th Century.

    2.acquire knowledge of significant structures and buildings in their historical, regional and cultural contexts in this period.

    3.conduct individual research on a selected aspect of architecture history.

    4.use appropriate conventions of research, writing and referencing in developing an essay on an architecture history topic.

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours per week.



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