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This online unit, awarded by Curtin University, is an introduction to post-modern and post-structuralist architectural movements. Delivered by Open Universities Australia, Architecture, Theory and Critique focuses on the wider cultural, historical, social, political and philosophical relationships that affect and the urban landscape.
Develop your awareness of key thoughts, design and critical analysis for use in urban and architectural situations, how to identify contemporary cultural and architectural movements and understand and assess how these movements shape wider cultural spheres.
Complete this unit with a greater understanding of how to critique a range of architectural frameworks, and present your findings in a professional and coherent manner using verbal and written forms.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must have been accepted into the following course:
A moderate level of prior knowledge is also assumed, usually from studying level 1 and 2 units in a related area.
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 this Architecture, Theory and Critique unit, the topics you will study include:
Through Architecture, Theory and Critique, you will gain a unique understanding of the context of architecture and urban planning, and the importance of contextualising and analysing architectural plans.
You will be able to analyse existing architectural climates to understand how they affect current political and social environments. You will also be able to put together innovative plans and strategies that incorporate these contexts and ethical considerations. These are all extremely important factors in any professional environment.
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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