Architectural Histories of Illusion, Power and Imagination - 2016

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Unit summary

BAS220

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (30%) , Presentation (30%) - Learn more

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

Introduction to the major historical periods of architecture from the Ancient world up to the Twentieth century, including the wider cultural, political and social aspects that invest the stylistic and spatial conditions of architecture and urban space. Development of skills in research, theoretical analysis and critique.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise various shifts and ideas related to the historical development of world architecture
  2. analyse some of the wider cultural, social and political relationships that invest the concept and history of architecture
  3. develop a range of historical and theoretical research techniques, and skills in critical and analytical thinking.
  • Assignment (30%)
  • Presentation (30%)
  • Research Essay (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

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

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Cycle of Life and Death
2Age of Perfection and Empire
3Heaveny Pursuits: Christian & Islamic Architecture
4Dialogue with the Gods
5Rebirth and Reform
6The Age of Power and Reason
7The Age of Styles
8The Age of Abstraction
9Late Modernity and the Post-Modern
10The Colonial Age
11The Age of Control and Authority
12Review

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.
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