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Representasjoner av byen

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Representasjoner av byen
Course code: 
60 301
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2014 Autumn
Language of instruction: 
Required prerequisite knowledge

Det kreves ingen forkunnskaper utover opptakskrav i studieprogrammet.

Course content

This course has urban representations as its thematic focus. We will look into various forms and ways of representing the city within architecture, planning and politics. We will furthermore explore a selection of theoretical frameworks for understanding urban representations. The course will explore questions such as: How is the contemporary city represented towards the outside world? What kind of urban features are highlighted? What kind of voices and perspectives on the city are represented?

Learning outcome

Ved gjennomført studium skal studenten; The students will learn about urban representations and what their main characteristics are in terms of visual, verbal and rhetorical contents.

Ved gjennomført studium skal studenten; The students will be trained in reading, discussing and presenting theoretical texts. More specifically the students will learn to categorise various types of representations and how to see them within a broader contexts of urban development.

Generell kompetanse
Ved gjennomført studium skal studenten; The students will acquire competence that prepares them, based on their own material, for writing a final discursive paper about urban representations.

Working and learning activities

The course will consist of three parts: 1) a selection of lectures on urban representations, 2) reading of a selection on theoretical texts (students are to prepare presentations for seminar discussions), 3) background research related to the writing a final paper.

Presence requiredComment
Not required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Presence required:Not required