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Syllabus for

Academic year
LSP530 - Fiction for engineers
 
Syllabus adopted 2008-02-25 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: SPRAK
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: First-cycle
Department: 60 - APPLIED INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


Teaching language: English
Minimum participants: 10
Maximum participants: 30

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0199 Project 7,5 c Grading: TH   3,5 c 4,0 c    

In programs

TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
TKITE SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, Year 2 (elective)
MTS Humans, Technology, Society, Year 1 
TKMAS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)
SPRAK Language and communication, Year 1 
TKDAT COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 (elective)

Examiner:

Docent  Magnus Gustafsson


MTS course


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Fluent English

Aim

The course aims to promote and enhance the creative and argumentative strengths of engineering students through relatively advanced studies of literature in English . the literature is often inspired by the perspective of engineering as well as science and technology in relation to the surrounding society. The course also introduces alternative ways of thinking and values and the discussion of of the role of art and literature in society.
The course is one of the courses in the MTS cluster and meets the guidelines of the MTS requirements mainly by emphasising different epistemological perspectives and different world views and values as they are placed in relief in the course literature. The role and development of technology and science during the 20th and 21st centuries is discussed in novels by authors with a science or technology orientation whose novels tend to set potentially conflicting values against each other. Furthermore, the potential and power of technology and science is compared to the limits they are bound by in a postmodern world.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Analyse literary text and construct an argumentative interpretation of literature that is meaningful outside the immediate context of the course

Content

In the course, approximately seven novels or plays are discussed and compared in a student-oriented seminar. There are also elements of creative writing to inform discussions and analyses. The seminar discussions also cover literary schools, narratology, reading strategies, and literary theory. The course also includes an online poetry exchange with US students.

Organisation

Three-hour-seminars once a week. Some seminars are conducted online via a platform or a blog.

Literature

Separate list of titles and reference literature
Additional material distributed during seminars or through the course web site
All the titles will be ordered at Cremona

Examination

Graded assessment (fail, 3-5) based on all the assignments of the course (seminar preparations, journal, and term paper) where the student makes a selection of assignments and presents a learning portfolio for final assessment..


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