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SRA323 - Contemporary Architecture

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Cristina Garduno Freeman

Prerequisite:

SRA215

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Cloud students are required to participate in online consultation sessions.

Content

This unit explores architecture, its history and theory from 1968 to the present day. Specifically, the unit seeks to connect particular works of architecture with larger cultural ideas in order to exemplify the dynamic role that the design of the built environment plays in contemporary society. The significance of western and non-western examples of architecture and urban projects are examined so as to demonstrate the way in which particular theoretical frameworks have been taken up in different cultural settings in different time periods. Both exemplary and everyday buildings will be critically analysed to position architecture as culture, and to enable students to understand and engage with contemporary architectural discourse. The focus of the unit is to engage students in peer debates on relevant issues drawn from architectural media, such as professional magazines, online opinion sources and scholarly literature. Students will extend the skills and concepts gained in SRA143, SRA215 and SRA224 by making and articulating their observations, establishing critical positions and contextualising these ideas within the popular and academic architectural discourse. Importantly, this prepares students to engage with the field and discourse into which they will graduate, with historically and theoretically informed perspectives.

Assessment

Critique (video format) 40%, essay 60%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

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Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$3149$3293

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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