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40 416 Contemporary Architectural Theory

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Contemporary Architectural Theory
Emnekode: 
40 416
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2022 Høst
Eksamenssemester: 
2022 Høst
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2022
Maksimum antall studenter: 
16
Emneansvarlig
Mari Hvattum
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

It is recommended that the students have taken 80 162 GK6 Arkitekturteorienes historie.

The students must be conversant in English and preferably familiar with academic writing.

Om emnet

The course surveys architectural thinking from the last two decades, looking at contradictory and complementary tendencies on the contemporary scene. Each week we read and discuss texts on a particular theme, ranging from the many alleged “turns” in contemporary architecture, to overriding topics such as gender, colonialism, and climate change.

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge:

  • The students will aquire an overview and understanding of contemporary architectual theory.

Skills:

  • The students will gain practice in reading and discussing theoretical texts, as well as in academic writing.

General competence:

  • Training in theoretical thinking and argumentation.
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course is run as a series of reading seminars where students and staff study and discuss key texts in the field. Invited lecturers will give introductions to the various themes.

Pensum

To be decided.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
VurderingsmappeIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttFinal grade is set on the basis of reading seminar presentations and academic essay.
- In the reading seminars, students will present texts for discussion.
- The essay will be about 3000 words with academic references and bibliography.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Vurderingsmappe
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:Final grade is set on the basis of reading seminar presentations and academic essay.
- In the reading seminars, students will present texts for discussion.
- The essay will be about 3000 words with academic references and bibliography.