Undergraduate | CUR-BAS250 | 2023
Architecture History and Identity
Deconstruct cultural and historical themes shaping Australia’s nation-wide and local architectural identity. Ponder Australian design with global and post-modernism styles. Unearth and assess universal heritage and conservation issues impacting design.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Part of a degree
- 13 weeks
- 29 May 2023,
- 27 Nov 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse the historical and socio-cultural context of local, national and international architecture
- critically evaluate architectural places in terms of cross-disciplinary and contextual relationships
- recognise the relationship between identity and heritage in local, national and international architecture
- critically evaluate the issues and problems surrounding heritage and conservation
- actively engage and participate in learning
- • Architecture and Identity
- • Vernacular Architecture
- • Classical Architecture
- • Power and Symbolism (religious, secular, institutional)
- • Control and Urban Realm
- • Colonialism
- • Architectural Heritage
- • Memory and Commemoration
- • History and Heritage Contestation
This subject was previously known as Architecture and Identity.
This subject explores socio-cultural, historical and heritage themes in Architecture. Through research and site visits this subject examines the role of Architecture in the development of national and local identity. Global, national and local heritage issues impacting on architecture are also investigated in this subject.
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- Presentation (40%)
- Response (20%)
- Report (40%)
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Part of a degree
To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- CUR-BAS-DEG-2023 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)
- CUR-FAST-DEG-2023 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
- Other requirements - Access to the internet. Admission to degree required. Provide an email address.
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees