Interior Contexts and Trajectories - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP2 , SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Presentation (25%) , Assignment 2 - Investigation & Presentation (35%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

This experimental unit focuses on 'enclosure', drawing on relevant theory to examine the nature and construct of spaces we inhabit, to question where and how we live and work and what we do in between particularly in relation to the influence of context: the specific geographic, technological and scientific environment of the 'enclosure'. That we almost always live in the presence of material and emotional remnants of our past that are merging with visions of our future is given recognition. The application of systems and functional knowledge introduced in previous units, such as colour and lighting, are applied to investigate "the technology of experience".

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At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. research and analyse relevant theory and various historical events, local and international in relation to how enclosure is conceived and constructed
  2. synthesize ideas to reflect the present as emerging in the past
  3. synthesize ideas to reflect on the present and speculate on enclosures of the future
  4. apply ethical and leadership skills to work independently and collaboratively with peers.
  • Assignment 1 — Presentation (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Investigation & Presentation (35%)
  • Assignment 3 — Analysis (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to Contexts and Trajectories, and Environments of Enclosure
4Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment
6Retail and Gender - Manipulation and Liberation
7Technologies of Inclusion/Exclusion
8Immigration Detention Centres in WA: Exclusion & Isolation
9David Cruishank's Adventures in Architecture: Ep06 `Power'

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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