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ARK460 - Architecture - advanced theory and methodology - master's thesis preparation course
 
Syllabus adopted 2012-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPARC
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Architecture
Department: 55 - ARCHITECTURE


Course round 1


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: X

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPDSD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)

Examiner:

Konstnärlig professor  Ana Betancour
Professor  Sten Gromark



Course round 2


Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: X

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0111 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

MPARC ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)
MPDSD DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (elective)

Examiner:

Konstnärlig professor  Ana Betancour
Professor  Sten Gromark




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

Minimum 30 credits from courses (in principal the first semester of the MPARC Master Programme) with architectural design focus or corresponding qualifications. English.

Aim

The course is designed as an initiation to the preparation and formulation of an advanced programme for a given architectural assignment in general and a Master's Thesis project in particular by way of writing an academic research paper outline. This is done within respective master programme studios in relation to chosen active teachers, examiners and respective studio leaders and supervisors. The course intends to provide a scientific context to the Master's Thesis preparation and an overview of relevant theoretical and methodological literature, innovative projects and experimental approaches in contemporary urban architecture.

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

Generic:
Achieve the capacity to individually formulate an extensive and elaborated advanced work programme for an architectural project by way of writing an academic paper outline.
In regard to the Master¿s Thesis:
Search, find and present relevant background information relevant for the chosen project design and its situated problem area.
Discuss and choose advanced urban and architectural theories and methods relevant for the problem area.
Formulate a concise work plan within the given time limits for the Master¿s Thesis.

Content

The contents of the course will be elaborated within and between each Studio in collaboration between examiners and Master Coordinators.


 

Literature

Björk, L. and Räisänen, C. (1997 (1996)), Academic Writing. A University Writing Course, Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Crysler, G., Cairns, S., and Heynen, H. (eds.) (2012), The SAGE Handbook of Architectural Theory: SAGE Publications Ltd.
Groat, Linda & David Wang (2002). Architectural Research Methods, John Wiley.

Examination

Elaboration and seminar presentation including critique of a written Master¿s Thesis paper outline document is required.


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