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Syllabus for

Academic year
ARK600 - History, theory and method 3
Historia, teori och metod 3
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-04 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
3,0 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture, Architecture and Engineering
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

Course selection in architecture has a separate process. Please see: https://student.portal.chalmers.se/en/chalmersstudies/courseinformation/CourseSelection/Pages/Selection-courses-studios-MPARC-MPDSD.aspx
Teaching language: English
Application code: 05116
Open for exchange students: Yes
Maximum participants: 22

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 3,0c Grading: TH   1,0c 2,0c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPDSD ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Jonas Lundberg

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Eligibility:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Qualification for the master's programme.

Aim

The course furthers the students' knowledge in the history, theory or critical studies of architecture and urban design. It explores specific theoretical trajectories that shape current issues in the field. It trains the students' ability to use source texts as a basis for formulating a position, argument and/ or research query.

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

Knowledge and understanding
Demonstrate an understanding of a particular theoretical trajectory in architecture and urban design.

Abilities and skills

Understand and analyse arguments laid out in theoretical texts.
Use theoretical texts as basis for formulating a position or query.
Appropriately use citation, references and bibliography.


Ability of assessment and attitude
Promote the value (and joy!) of history, theory, and method in architecture.
Critically relate their own writing and arguments in the course to larger issues or questions in architecture and urban design, as outlined in the brief.

Content

The course consists of a series of lectures and seminars that contextualizes and discusses course readings. With the aid of these seminars, and in dialogue with the instructor, students formulate a topic for their final paper. The final paper should be an academic text, complete with references and a bibliography.

Organisation

The course runs in parallel with design studios / project courses and meets 4-5 times before the end of the semester. The course description and its context are introduced in an introductory lecture. Learning is structured around reading assignments and seminars or lectures. Deliverables are defined at the outset of the course through readings, assignments and presentations as well as through a final paper. Students work individually.

Literature

To be announced in a bibliography in each course description.

Examination including compulsory elements

Students are required to participate actively in a minimum of 80% of the seminars. Each student paper is reviewed and graded after submission at the end of the semester.
Minst 80 % aktiv närvaro vid seminarier. Studentens uppsats bedöms och betygsätts efter inlämning vid terminsslut.


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.