History and Theory in the Built Environment 1


Explores the built environment through pre-Modernist periods. The religious, cultural, social and political factors that underpin architectural styles and major building programs will be examined. Develops writing and information literacy skills.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Distance Education - Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify the major periods, traits, examples and figures associated with the history and theory of Western European architecture and its influence on regional practices. Develop information literacy and writing skills.

2. Develop information literacy and academic writing skills.


Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Mannerist, Baroque, Rococo, 18th century, 19th century and non-Modernist 20th century architecture. Sections of the course will also look at how the Classical tradition has transferred to Australian architecture. Information literacy and academic writing techniques.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay

Exhibition / Poster: Poster

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks