UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT1010 Drawing History

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 complementary unit in the Architecture major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 1 elective
Content This unit comprises an introduction to the history of architecture through a lecture-based survey course that provides the built, social and historical context of major works in world architecture. The unit provides a basic understanding of the methodological and historical development of the design process across time and in different cultures. While subject matter is presented in a roughly chronological order, a number of thematic lectures link together different architectural responses to notions such as ritual, place, space and representation. Through a series of primarily written exercise, supplemented by drawing and diagramming, the unit introduces students, within a broad historical framework, to the specific composition and materiality of key examples of architectural production.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) have basic knowledge of the built, social and historical context of significant architectural projects; (2) acquire basic written and drawn research and analytical skills; (3) to use a range of visual and literacy sources to develop visual and textual analysis of architecture; and (4) develop basic communication skills in interpersonal relationships, oral discussion and critical analysis of significant works of architecture.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) illustrated essay; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Mr Philip Goldswain
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week and intensive practicals
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT1010/SEM-1/2017
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