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Architecture and the Modern World (8401.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Design & Architecture




    This unit is a survey of world architecture from the eighteenth century to the twenty-first 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

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

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

    4. develop an analytical essay on an architecture history topic, using appropriate conventions of research, writing and referencing

    Contact Hours

    Up to four hours per week.


    Introduction to Architecture History.

    Assumed Knowledge

    Assumed knowledge Introduction to Architecture History B.

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