History & Theory 1: Introduction to Architecture History (9774.2)
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|Faculty Of Arts And Design
|Discipline Of Built Environment And Design
|Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
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Incompatible units8400 Introduction to Architecture History
Equivalent units8400 Introduction to Architecture History
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Richard Ingersoll, and Spiro Kostof. World Architecture, A Cross-Cultural History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Specific other reading will depend on your choice of research topic. There are no additional required texts.
For Unit readings and resources in the University of Canberra Library
Link to search page for Unit Readings (print materials)
Link to search page for eReserve (electronic materials)
General references (purchase not required).
Ching, Francis D. K., Mark Jarzombek and Vikramaditya Prakash. A Global History of Architecture, 2nd ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2011.
Fazio, Michael, Marian Moffett, Lawrence Wodehouse. A World History of Architecture, 2nd edition. London: Lawrence King Publishing Ltd., 2008.
Kruft, Hanno-Walter. A History of Architectural Theory: from Vitruvius to the Present. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1994.
Mallgrave, Harry Francis, ed. Architectural Theory. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.
Risebero, Bill. The Story of Western Architecture 3rd ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2001.
Watkin, David. A History of Western Architecture. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2005.
Students are expected to undertake self-directed research and sourcing of reference material as required for the proposal and essay assignments.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assessment items except the Test, (which is handed in in class ) will be submitted online via the unit Canvas site on the day and time as noted in the Timetable (3b) of the Unit Outline and as specified in the 5b of this unit outline
A pdf copy of all assignments is required ON THE SAME DAY & TIME including scans of drawings and/or photographs of any 3d models is to be submitted online via the unit Moodle site.
The first page of each online assessment submission should include the following information:
Date of Submission:
Word Count (if applicable)
For your electronic submissions, please name your files according to the following convention:
• universityID_Surname_First Name Name of your tutor_Assessment Name.pdf, which would be, for example: u9898989_Smith_Jane_Tony_Essay.pdf
Special assessment requirements
Non-Conforming Submissions of Assessment Items
Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements will be penalised through a reduction in the grade.
Students who are unwell or who have unavoidable personal emergencies on their scheduled tutorial presentation days will need to provide supporting documentation to be eligible to undertake a deferred presentation or alternative submission (any agreement must be confirmed in writing by the Unit Convener).
Missing the Test
Students who are unwell or who have unavoidable personal emergencies on the scheduled test day will need to provide supporting documentation to be eligible to undertake a deferred test. Please see the Unit Convener to arrange this.
If circumstances beyond your control prevent your submitting an assignment, notify your Unit Convener at the time they occur. You can apply for an extension due to illness or other unavoidable and verifiable personal circumstances. Supporting documentation is normally required. Doctor's or Counselor's Certificates, dated at the time of the difficulty, will be accepted as grounds for Special Consideration.
Students will receive written feedback on the proposal, essay and tutorial assignments.
Marked tests may be reviewed by appointment with the Unit Convener after results are finalised. Students are welcome to make appointments for additional feedback or discussion.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Lectures will not be available online. Students are expected to attend the scheduled classes, and will receive the greatest benefit from the unit if their attendance and participation is consistent. It may be difficult to pass the unit without attending scheduled classes.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class.
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have sufficient IT skills, including the ability to conduct on line searches in the UC Library, Google Scholar and other sites, use e-reserve, work in Word and Power Point (or similar programs) including scanning and adjusting images, upload documents, use Moodle, and similar skills as necessary to complete the assignments.
In addition to the textbook, costs are those directly related to the production of the written assignments and tutorial presentations, such as paper and computer disks, and printing costs for e-reserve materials.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Submission requirements and protocols
It is UC policy that students submit ALL written work on Canvas in the appropriate assignment dropbox for this unit. You should ensure that your name, student number, and unit name is provided on the front cover and as a running head on each page.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the correct version of any given assignment is submitted by the due date and time as indicated in the unit's Canvas site and unit outline.
CD/DVD/USB/emailed assignment submissions will not be accepted. Submissions that do not meet the specified content, format or other requirements may be penalised through a reduction in marks.
Where students are required to submit models, drawings, posters or other physical artefacts that cannot be submitted electronically, students must create an electronic record (digital image, scanned copy, PDF version, or video) of the artefact and submit this in the appropriate assignment Dropbox as evidence of their completed and on time submission.
Students will not be required to submit preparatory field notes, visual journals or design studio portfolios, unless specifically required as part of the unit assessment tasks. Students may be asked to provide evidence of these in class at the request of the unit tutor or unit convenor.
Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at juries.
In design education and practice the fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on the dedicated studio unit on Moodle.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work; this includes the electronic copy of physical artefacts (see point (i) above). Students should expect that tutors will write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
Announcements made during lectures or tutorials, posted on the unit Canvas site, or sent to your UC student email address, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking their UC student email and the unit Canvas site.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation by appointment outside of class is in addition to, not instead of, the scheduled class time. Consultation appointment times are listed on the Moodle site. Students who do not attend classes, and who do not have a medical or counseling certificate or other genuine reason for absence, should not expect additional tutorial or consultation time.
Please note: staff are not able to return calls to long distance or mobile telephone numbers after normal hours or on weekends or holidays. Teaching staff may not be able to attend to phone calls or reply to emails immediately.
Group emails are sent to your University student email address – you can set up a forward from the student address to a personal address if you wish.
Emails to the lectures / tutors are normally checked during regular business hours, and are usually not checked or answered at nights, on weekends or on public holidays. If you do not receive a reply to an email within three working days, please send it again – sometimes they go astray or are accidentally overlooked. Please include your name and a topic in the ‘subject' line, and your name, student number and contact telephone number in the body of the email.
Lectures and Courtesy
All mobile phones are to be turned off during the class.
It is expected that you will be polite to lecturers, guests, and your fellow students. Certainly you should ask the questions and participate in discussions, but do so with courtesy.
Students are expected to be considerate of fellow students' learning and avoid distracting them others during class. Laptop computers should be used during class only where directly related to the lectures, tutorials or other formal class activity (no games, emailing, etc., during class).
Please save your personal conversations until the breaks or after class. Do not talk, send text messages or play music on headphones during a lecture or video, as you will be disrupting other students' learning and you may be asked to leave.
Due to the requirements of professional accreditation samples of student work will be retained and stored at the School for periods of up to three years. Where possible, students should make a copy of any assignment (prior to submission) as that work may be retained and inaccessible thereafter.