Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. ABFN01 overlap following cours/es: ABF021. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: ProfessorTomas Wikström, och Assistant Professor Anna-Maria Blennow,, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. Prerequisites: Completion of six terms of the architect programme at LTH or an equivalent education. Assessment: Students are to read read articles and textual extracts before each seminar, and take an active part in its discussions. Each student will be examined individually on their ability to independently and critically comprehend and analyse the given texts, and on his or her participation in discussions. A mimimum of an eighty-per-cent attendance is required. Further information: The course is open to all who meet the prerequisite standards but is particularly recommended to students who have chosen course Architecture and Culture (18 hp).

The course offers students the possibility of going more deeply into questions of architectural theory and history and to be educated in analysing and thinking critically about a variety of texts. The course also aims to stimulate an interest in research into architecture and its history by introducing students to researchers working in various subject areas, and questions affecting some important theoretical and historical themes wich relate to current issues in contemporary architecture.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course consists mainly of seminars and close readings of given texts, as well as lectures and field trips. Discussions strating from literature and lectures are given great weight. Questions are addressed in their historical, ideological cultural, social and societal contexts.


Literature varies from each course occasion and is announced when a course begins.