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Advanced History & Theory 1 PG (9780.3)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Design and the Built Environment


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Architecture and the City:
Examining the realization of various visions of the city since the emergence of Modern movement, and the transformation of metropolis to megalopolis, this unit discusses the historical connection between architecture and the city. Central to this connectivity are the urbanity; the amalgamation of the built and natural in the form of a totality that in many ways disguises the economic, political and cultural forces reforming the city. The unit will explore the Modern and contemporary theories of the city offering a critical understanding of forces shaping the urbanity of contemporary cities.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Analyse and compare various theoretical approaches to urban design and architecture;

2. Critically evaluate contemporary theories of urbanism;

3. Demonstrate and discuss the complexities involved in architecture's rapport with the city; and

4. Report and conduct individual research and develop analytical skills in writing essays on selected buildings, theory and history, using appropriate conventions of research and writing.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

3 hours per week





Assumed Knowledge

Architectural knowledge in accord with the learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or equivalent.

Incompatible Units


Equivalent Units

8411 History of Australian Architecture PG

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