Asian Architecture B: China Korea Japan

Subject 702-234 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 2 hour lecture and 1 tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: A level-one architectural-history subject.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Qinghua Guo
Subject Overview:

The course considers the history of East Asian architecture as a whole within a systematic treatment of architectural design and construction, building science and technology, garden design and city planning. The course lays stress equally on architecture, gardens and planning with an emphasis on ideas and techniques. Topics include the formation and development of vernacular architecture, timber architecture, city, palace, garden, ritual architecture, tombs and educational architecture.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Display an understanding of the tangible and intangible architectural heritage of Chinese, Korean and Japanese architecture.

  • Interpret buildings, gardens and places in terms of their context, planning, form, scale, techniques, construction, function and social role.

Assessment: A class paper, an annotated bibliography and an essay or architectural model to the equivalent of 3000 words (60%); plus a two-hour examination (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Information gathering and critical synthesis.

  • Essay and report-writing.

  • Visual and oral presentation techniques.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Planning & Design

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