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ARK461 - Academic writing: masters thesis preparation course
 
Syllabus adopted 2016-02-18 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

The current course round has limited places. Please contact the student center if you are not able to add the course to your selection.
Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

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

Examiner:

Universitetslektor  Marie Strid
Tekniklektor  Daniel Norell
Tekniklektor  Magnus Persson
Univ lektor  Lena Falkheden



Course round 2


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Written and oral assignments 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c    

In programs

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

Examiner:

Universitetslektor  Marie Strid
Tekniklektor  Daniel Norell
Tekniklektor  Magnus Persson
Univ lektor  Lena Falkheden



Replaces

ARK316   Leadership in architectural professions: masters thesis preparation course ARK460   Architecture - advanced theory and methodology - master's thesis preparation course


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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

Minimum 30,0 credits from courses (in principal the first semester of the MPARC or MPDSD masters programme) with architectural design focus or corresponding qualifications.



Aim

The aim of the course is to prepare for the masters thesis and develop a first draft for a project plan. The aim is also to give an orientation about theories and methods within the field of architectural research and academic writing. 


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

The student shall be able to:

- prepare, plan and monitor the masters thesis.
- refer to basic theories and methods within architectural research
- practice academic writing

- identify leadership and learning dimensions in the masters thesis, both as part of the studies and as part of the design and building/planning processes the student will meet in his/hers professions.

- reflect on and assess the learning process the student has been through which will culminate in the masters thesis.
- reflect on and assess the masters thesis as a design process and relate it to a professional context.
- give and recieve feedback in a constructive and creative way, whether working alone or in a group.
- develop ones toolbox for teamwork and project assignments.
- describe to others, for instance a client, an employer - what kind of experience of learning and leadership the masters  thesis will provide.
- write a project plan in accordance to academic requirements

Content

The course includes lectures, workshops, seminars, group-based and individual assignments and presentations.

Organisation

The course is also given as a half-time course for students taking ARK350 Sustainable building competition 15,0 c during the autumn.

Literature


Will be presented at the course introduction.

Examination

In order to obtain a pass in this course the following requirements must be fulfilled.

- Active participation at lectures, group work, presentations and other scheduled activities (at least 80% presence)

- Submission of all course assignments

- Elaboration on and seminar presentation of a draft for a written Masters Thesis project plan.


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