|Scope details||6 Credits|
|Level of study||Syklus 2|
|Language of instruction||English|
Det kreves ingen forkunnskaper utover opptakskrav i studieprogrammet.
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?
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.
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.
Professor in chargeAssociate Professor Jonny Aspen
Mandatory work requirements
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Students are expected to read a selection of the curriculum for each weekly session.
The students will also be given the task of preparing seminar presentations (1-2 times) based on the curriculum.
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The students are expected to write up a final paper (6-8 pages) over an optional theme within the overall course topic.
|Assessment||Date||Duration||Grade scale||Oral examination|
|Prosjektoppgave||Individual||Pass / Fail|
The students shall write up a final paper which is to be handed towards the end of the semester. The students shall also prepare a short presentation for the final critique.