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A11IAA Introduction to the Discipline of Architecture 3.0 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus A11IAA (Autumn 2021–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course is an introduction to a series of concepts fundamental to the discipline of architecture, and an introduction to developments in the field. The objective of the course is to develop students’ understanding, from a design perspective, of how architecture works as part of a series of spatial, cultural, technical, economic, political, social, and ecological processes, and to problematize the discipline of architecture based on issues of power, systems of aesthetic values, culture, and gender.

The course is divided into 3 parts (1 academic credit for each part). It ties into students’ design studio work and reflects the various areas of the discipline of architecture represented in the KTH School of Architecture:Critical Studies, Basic Design, and Design Processes.

Intended learning outcomes

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Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

To be announced at course start.

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • MOM1 - Moment 1, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • MOM2 - Moment 2, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • MOM3 - Moment 3, 1.0 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

The learning outcomes are examined through the records of the design process, and through the outcomes of the course specified assignments. To achieve the approved level (pass) students must have approved tasks, including 80% attendance at lectures, seminars, tutorials and reviews. 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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Examiner

Profile picture Leif Brodersen

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 A11IAA

Offered by

ABE/Architecture

Main field of study

Architecture

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Leif Brodersen (leifb@kth.se)