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SRA143 - Art and Society

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Ursula de Jong





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Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week (for 10 weeks); 1 x 2 hour seminar per week; a full day fieldtrip.


SRA143 is the first unit in the sequence of history and theory units in the discipline of Architecture. Art and Society explores the human relationship with our natural and cultural environment since the dawn of time; creating place, seeking shelter and expressing beliefs. The unit focuses upon the history and theory of architecture, painting and sculpture and considers how distinct cultures have developed form, technique and their own iconography. This opens up the opportunity to discuss shared attitudes, ideas and to celebrate difference.


Journal 55%, research paper 30%, group oral presentation 15%

Prescribed texts

Roth, 2013, Understanding Architecture: Its Elements , History and Meaning, 3rd Ed, Hachette Livre, USA.

Kleiner, 2014, Gardners Art through the Ages, 15th Ed, Cengage Learning, USA.

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