Courses & Units

History and Theory in Design 6: Critical Theories KDA322



This unit assumes students to be familiar with design and architectural terminology and design practice.


This unit presents a range of contemporary approaches to architecture and design, focusing on theoretical, methodological, ethical, political and professional aspects. It supports students to develop critical positions in relation to the discipline, discourse and practise.


Unit name History and Theory in Design 6: Critical Theories
Unit code KDA322
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Dr Jacqueline Power

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,243.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

Two hour lecture per week (12 weeks). One hour tutorial or seminar per week (12 weeks).


Written assignment and design research /assignment, including oral presentation.

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