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Syllabus for

Academic year
ASB130 - Field trip to Rome
Rom: Exkursion
Syllabus adopted 2021-02-26 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKARK
3,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Architecture

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 45116
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 55
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0194 Field trip 3,0 c Grading: UG   3,0 c    

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Johan Linton

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General entry requirements for bachelor's level (first cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

The same as for the programme that owns the course.
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Minimum 60 credits from courses with architectural design focus or corresponding qualifications.


The purpose of the course is to combine studies in history of architecture and urban planning with Rome as a point of reference and overall theme. The purpose is also to create an awareness of the complex interdisciplinary discussion required in the study of such a large city. The carefully prepared excursion hereby aims at exploring previous theoretical knowledge in order to deepen the knowledge of historical contexts and increase the understanding for current international development.

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

- with Rome as a point of reference describe a selection of urban spaces and buildings, and relate them to the city's changes in time.
- with Rome as a point of reference name and briefly describe some roman architects and their influence on the history of architecture.
- with Rome as a point of reference discuss the antique architecture's influence on cities and buildings of later times.


The course is an introduction of the city of Rome as a unique reference of architecture, urban planning and culture.


The excursion in Rome is prepared through written and oral information. A meeting with the teacher contributes in helping the students to prepare for the trip, both practically and theoretically. The excursion itself consist of walking lectures/seminars in the city centre of Rome. These studies and discussions are revised by the students after the trip and presented in a way according to the teachers instructions. 


The examiner will suggest appropriate literature for each year through the course homepage and/or during the meeting with the students.

Examination including compulsory elements

Requirements for a pass mark include participation in the preparations in Sweden and active participation during the field trip to Rome and follow-ups.

If the result is not considered as a pass in the course, then supplementation must be completed in accordance to written instructions and assessed in the next subsequent re-examination period. If this primary supplementation does not result in a pass and further supplementation is then required, this will also be notified in writing. This secondary supplementation will be assessed in the subsequent re-examination period. If the additions are then not deemed sufficient for passing the course, the course should be retaken.

The course examiner may assess individual students in other ways than what is stated above if there are special reasons for doing so, for example if a student has a decision from Chalmers on educational support due to disability.

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