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History & Theory 1: Introduction to Architecture History (9774.2)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory 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 Built Environment and Design



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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178757) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (165146) - View
    • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164922) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (162615) - View
    • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (147165) - View

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    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

    On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

    1. List architectural terminologies, themes and building types used in world architecture up until the 17th Century;

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

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

    4. Use the appropriate conventions of research, writing and referencing within the architecture discipline.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week





    Assumed Knowledge


    Incompatible Units

    8400 Introduction to Architecture History

    Equivalent Units

    8400 Introduction to Architecture History

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