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Course syllabus for

Academic year
ARK561 - Architecture, gender and norm-creative design  
Arkitektur, genus och normkreativ design
 
Course syllabus adopted 2022-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKARK
3,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Main field of study: Architecture
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING


Course round 1


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 45136
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 30
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 3,0 c Grading: UG   1,5 c 1,5 c    

In programs

TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 2 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 1 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 3 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 2 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 1 

Examiner:

Julia Fredriksson

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Course round 2


Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 45144
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 30
Status, available places (updated regularly): Yes

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 3,0 c Grading: UG   1,5 c 1,5 c    

In programs

TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 3 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 1 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 2 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 1 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 2 

Examiner:

Julia Fredriksson


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Eligibility

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


Aim

- Provide tools for critical interpretations of architecture from feminist and intersectional perspectives. Key issues in the course are how architecture is formed and how we are formed by architecture.
- Introduce methods for critical analyses and questioning of norms and ways of expression and design within architecture.
- Introduce key concepts within gender studies and highlight non-normative architects in history.

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

Knowledge and understanding
- Define and explain key concepts within gender studies
- Define issues regarding identity and power and its relations to architecture, the educational situation and the professional practice

Skills and abilities
- Analyse place and space based on concepts within the field of gender studies
- Implement acquired knowledge in future educational projects and professional practice

Judgement and reflection
- Formulate a personal position in relation to gender and intersectional perspectives

Content

During the course, we will study theories of feminism and intersectionality and explore the relationship to the built environment. A comprehensive view of the field of gender studies and its relationship to the built environment is presented. Concepts such as gender, power, functionality, identity, sexuality, heteronormativity, ethnicity and class in relation to architecture will be discussed. The course is based on lectures, seminars and workshops as well as meetings with projects and practices with a norm-critical approach.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, seminars and workshops as well as an individual course assignment.

Literature

A list of compulsory and reference literature/study material will be presented at the start of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

To pass the course the following is required:
- attendance and active participation in lectures, seminars and workshops
- delivery of course assignment

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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