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Architectural Histories of Illusion, Power and Imagination is a comprehensive online unit which builds an understanding of the development of ancient architecture. Delivered by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, it encourages you to consider the way political, cultural and social issues influence the stylistic and spatial conditions of architecture and urban space.
By taking a broad scope in its approach to architecture, the unit enables you to recognise various shifts and ideas in the historical development of world architecture. You will cover the influence of issues like religion, modernity, life and death, colonialism, and power and reason, building your awareness of the relationship between architecture as a practice and the societies that shape it.
In addition, the unit's thematic approach will enable you to develop a range of historical and theoretical research techniques, and skills in critical analysis.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
The unit also assumes an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related level 1 units or other relevant experience.
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In the Architectural Histories of Illusion and Power unit, the topics you will study include:
Architectural Histories of Illusion, Power and Imagination offers you the chance to ground your study of architecture in a more historical basis, and offers a much richer understanding of the practice. By evaluating the impact of ideas in the past on the practice of architecture from the ancient period, you can better understand how contemporary issues affect the buildings of today. You will also develop analytical, research and writing skills, which will benefit you at every stage of your studies.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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