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Unit Overview

Description

From the earliest daguerreotypes, the city and its architecture have been the subject of the unique vision of the camera. This elective unit explores this relationship through a theoretical and historical investigation. Through a series of thematic lectures, the nature of photography as both a unique record of time and place as well as a tool of a critical interpretation of architecture, landscape and urbanism is explored.

Credit
6 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) develop a knowledge of the history of the medium through which much of the understanding of the built environment is gained and (2) a critical appreciation and understanding of the nature of representation of architecture, landscape and urbanism in the photographic medium.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial presentation; (2) tutorial paper; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Philip Goldswain
Contact hours
35 hours over 12 weeks (lectures: 24 hours
seminars: 11 hours)
Note
Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.