Available in 2021
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


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.

Availability2021 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2021


  • Semester 2 - 2021

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Describe design developments and articulate a discourse of pre-modern architecture.

2. Develop information literacy, graphic skills and academic writing skills.


The course covers architecture from the dawn of civilisation, to pre-modernist 20th century architecture in various regions with emphasis on regional characteristics and cross-cultural influences. The course supports students' development in information literacy and academic writing techniques.

Assessment items

Report: Graphic Analysis

Essay: Written Analysis

Journal: Journal

Contact hours

Callaghan and Online


Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.