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ARCH11-114: World Architecture and Urbanism May 2019 [Standard]

General information

This subject traces the history of world architecture from the 18th century up until the most recent architectural phenomena of today, examining the theories that have evolved and shaped architecture in subsequent eras. There is a strong focus in linking architectural theory with the cultural, social and environmental imperatives of the 21st century. The development of materials, construction methods and the evolution of science and engineering that underpins those developments provide a framework for a critical evaluation of architectural design. Significant concepts, works, architects, and contexts across the world are highlighted for future referral and precedent studies to develop the students’ design thinking skills. The themes above are linked to concurrent undergraduate studies in the design studio, architectural technology, environmental studies and design communication subjects. The focus is on critical analyses of architecture and on the development of appropriate written communication skills, including correct referencing. Hence, a large component of the subject is directed towards visual, oral and written expression by engaging each student to analyse a suggested topic by means of presentation, physical model and essay. The model is to be digitally fabricated corresponding with the focus of concurrent studio and design communication subjects.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:ARCH11-114
Subject title:History & Theory: Industrial Revolution to Present
Subject level:Undergraduate
Semester/Year:May 2019
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

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Workload items:
  • Studio: x12 (Total hours: 36) - Studio 1
Attendance and learning activities: Attendance in all lecture and tutorial sessions is compulsory, except for approved absence. Besides reading the lecture handouts (in iLearn) and specified pages of the textbook, students are engaged in a semester-long research project on a given building site (AT1) by giving a presentation (Part 1) and building a physical model (Part 2), followed by a written essay (Part 3). In addition, students are required to submit a short precis on three of the ASA guest lecture series talks, or similar.


Prescribed resources:
  • Ingersoll, R and Kostof, S (2013). World architecture: A cross-cultural history. Oxford: Oxford University Press
After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. An understanding of design procedures, systems and the history of design methods (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1.i).
  2. An understanding of design precedent, critique, analysis and movements in design theory (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.1.ii).
  3. An ability to gather information and apply analysis and critical judgment (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.1.2.v).
  4. An understanding of the interaction between environment, materials and structure (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.2.1.viii).
  5. An understanding of the history and theory of Western, non-western, regional and indigenous architecture (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.3.1.ii).
  6. An ability to inform action through knowledge of historical and cultural precedents in architecture (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.3.2.ii).
  7. An understanding of the history and practice of urban design and issues of city planning (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category
  8. An ability to effect action or communicate ideas through the exercise of skills of collaboration, speaking, writing, drawing, modelling and evaluation (AIA Tertiary Education Policy category 3.7.2.i).


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
Project Lecture Series Precis (average of 3 precises) 10% Week 1 2, 3, 4, 8.
Project AT1: Part 2 (physical model) 10% Week 7 6, 8.
Oral Pitch AT1: Part 1 (presentation) 10% Week 10 2, 3, 6, 8.
In-Class Quiz - Individual Quizzes (2 x 15%) 30% Week 12 1, 2, 5, 7.
Class Participation Tutorial participation & Engagement 10% Week 12 2, 7, 8.
Essay AT1: Part 3 (essay) 30% Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

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Submission procedures

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Policy on late submission and extensions

A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

Policy on plagiarism

University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Disability support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Approved on: Mar 17, 2019. Edition: 1.2