Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction
    • Introduction to cities
    • The grid
    • Dispersed city
    • City as museum
    • Collage city
    • Polarised city
    • City and climate
    • Cybercities
    • Urbanscaping
    • Regent park
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

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

  1. critically analyse and communicate conceptual frameworks drawing on relevant disciplinary knowledge
  2. evaluate and reflect upon cultural conditions significant to architecture
  3. refine and synthesise historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas and relationships to inform a broad and critical understanding of architecture
  4. demonstrate an understanding of plagiarism, paraphrasing and the principles of Academic Integrity.
  • Assignment 1 - Presentation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Abstract and objectives (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Research Essay (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-MAA400

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Architectural Culture Research Topics 1.

Students use critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of themes and concepts relating to the theoretical, historical, social and cultural aspects of architecture and urban environments. Students will be expected to select from a range of research topics not previously studied. A fieldwork component is dependent on the focus of the research.

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

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