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Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Architectural Theories

Undergraduate | CUR-BAS350 | 2024

Gain an overview of the influences of modern, post-modern and post-structuralist intellectual movements on architecture. Consider and critique the cultural, historic, social, political and philosophical ties that inspired urban environment design. 

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Enrol by
19 May 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Architectural Theories

About this subject

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

    1. identify key architectural approaches in relation to their underpinning theoretical and philosophical frameworks in design
    2. interpret the wider cultural, countercultural, social and environmental relationships that support architectural artefacts in current practice
    3. understand and investigate architectural artefacts through application of theoretical frameworks
    4. formulate critical insights into theoretical and critical frameworks

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • CUR-BAS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Applied Science (Architectural Science)


  • CUR-FAST-DEG-2024 - Fast track your Curtin on campus study


Level 3 subjects normally assume an intermediate level of prior knowledge in this area. Ensure all Level 2 subjects have been completed.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
  • Other requirements - Access to the Internet. Admission to degree may be required.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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