Urban Contexts - 2017

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Unit summary

BAS320

  • 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: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assessment - Debate (30%) , Essay (45%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,131.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 1,381.00

This unit is an examination of cities and townscapes in their chronological and historical contexts. It explores modernist, post-modernist and contemporary theories related to urbanism and the city through topical urban issues.

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

  1. critically analyse and evaluate modernist, post-modernist and contemporary theories around world cities using a range of methodologies
  2. propose urban interventions using principles and theories of urban design and evidence-based judgement
  3. develop research methodologies surrounding a site and apply to urban design principles and practice.
  • Assessment — Debate (30%)
  • Essay (45%)
  • Presentation (25%)

Level 3 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, eg for this unit the completion of BAS220 and BAS250. Ensure all Level 2 units have been completed.

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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
1Introduction to Cities
2The Grid
3Dispersed City
4City as a Museum
5Collage City
6Polarized City
7The City and Climate
8CyberCities
9Urbanscaping
10Case Study: Regent Park

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

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

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and 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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