Subject details

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

  1. critically analyse and communicate conceptual frameworks drawing on relevant disciplinary knowledge
  2. communicate orally and in writing, appropriate to the discipline and the principles of academic integrity
  3. evaluate and synthesise cultural, historical, theoretical and philosophical ideas and relationships to inform a broad and critical understanding of architecture
  4. examine and apply research methods specific to social and cultural research in architecture.
    • Introduction to cities
    • The grid
    • Dispersed city
    • City as museum
    • Collage city
    • Polarised city
    • City and climate
    • Cybercities
    • Urbanscaping
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

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

  • CUR-MAA400

Special requirements

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    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone

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

Students use critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of themes, concepts and research methods 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 and identify appropriate research methods and methodologies to theoretically underpin their research and inform their ways of thinking. Students will be expected to demonstrate architectural and English language proficiency. A fieldwork component is dependent on the focus of the research.

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Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Abstract and objectives (20%)
  • Oral presentation of Data (30%)
  • Scholarly Research Essay (50%)

Textbooks are not required.

Textbook information is pending.

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