Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject is not offered in 2016.
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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.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
This subject will offer an overview of the cosmopolitan origin and modern development of architecture in the Islamic world. Case studies from different regional contexts and historical periods will be examined to highlight the broad spectrum of political, cultural, social and environmental aspects related to the shaping of architecture in the Islamic world. A variety of building types, ranging from classical religious and monumental structures, vernacular forms and settlements, to urban and contemporary civic projects, as well as important architectural figures and discourses emerging from the Islamic world will be studied. In order to recognise how architecture continues to manifest the Islamic world’s transforming socio-cultural milieu, a particular focus will be given to the architectural outcomes of the long-standing encounters between the spread of Islam and other social and political formations. These include cross cultural encounters between Islamic and European courts in the Mediterranean region, the syncretism between the teaching of Islam and older indigenous traditions in Southeast Asia, and the shaping of Islamic identity in the context of colonialism and nation building politics in North Africa and Asia, including specifically South and Southeast Asia. The rise of popular culture and youth identity in contemporary cities in the Islamic world, their interactions with Islamic expressions and representations in public space and architectural forms will also be explored.
On the completion of the subject students will demonstrate:
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Critical readings, oral presentation skills, research skills, essay writings
This subject might be offered in 2017
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