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A11HIB History and Theory of Architecture 1: Introduction to European Architecture 7.5 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course consists of a basic introduction to the history of architecture, architectural theory and urban planning. While the material is structured from a European perspective, Swedish architecture is seen as an integrated part of an international development. The course is based on a chronological narrative, ranging from antiquity to the end of the 20th century. The basic concepts are subsequently introduced together with contemporary theoretical and critical perspectives. The relation between theory and practise is treated through case studies of architectural practise, education and historiography, which also shows how the production of history have contributed to the current image of European architecture. Basic knowledge is conveyed through lectures and excursions, while the ability to analyse and search information is trained through the writing of short essays, discussed in the form of seminars.

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Literature and preparations

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • MOM1 - Moment 1, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Moment 2, 5.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

This course consists of two parts. MOM 1: 2,5 hp / MOM 2: 5,0 hp.
Passed grade requires passed essay of each part plus 80% presence at lectures, seminars and excursions. A reflection on the individual learning process must be handed in.

Special regulations for completion apply. The rules for completion can be found on the programme web.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web A11HIB

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Main field of study

Architecture, Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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