|Scope details||6 Credits|
|Level of study||Syklus 2|
|Language of instruction||Norwegian/English|
Passed foundation level courses or equivalent
The course focuses on current theories in urbanism, with a special emphasis on how to see and understand the contemporary city in terms of urban design, urban living and new technologies. The overall emphasis of the course will be to read and discuss a selection of texts that present new theoretical perspectives on the current urban condition. Priority is given to cross-disciplinary approaches and to theoretical perspectives that seek to interrelate design issues and social issues. The course can be combined with or prepare for master studios at Institute of urbanism and landscape. The course also has general relevance for architectural students interested in the relationship between architecture and societal development.
Knowledge: The students shall acquire a general overview over current issues and theoretical positions within urbanism.
Skills: The students shall acquire insight into and ability to critical reflection (both orally and in writing) about current issues and theories in urbanism.
Competence: The students will acquire competence that prepares them to write up a discursive paper about current issues in urbanism in various theoretical perspectives.
Working and learning activities
The course consists of a series of lectures, curriculum readings and seminar discussions related to current theories in urbanism. The students will work in groups of two and prepare digital presentations in relation to seminar discussions. At the end of the semester the students are expected to hand in a written assignment, a paper of 6-8 pages, which discusses at least two current theories that have been treated in the course
Professor in chargeJonny Aspen
Mandatory work requirements
|Work requirements||Number||Number of approved||Mandatory presence||Comment|
|Other - specify in comments||
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.
|Assessment||Date||Duration||Grade scale||Oral examination|
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.