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A31H2A History and Theory of Architecture 3:2: Thesis, First Level 3.0 credits

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This course deals with the opportunities and conditions for using historical-theoretical studies as the operative basis for current architectural projects. The majority of the course is directed toward training students in the ability to formulate and translate such studies to their Year 3bachelor’s thesis project.

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of the course is to train students in the ability to independently formulate and conduct a historical-theoretical study as the point of departure for an architectural design project. The course thereby ties into the students’ bachelor’s thesis projects.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

· independently formulate a historical-theoretical study as the basis for an architectural design project;

· demonstrate knowledge of various strategies for planning of such an operative study; and

· analytically and critically translate that study into a written text.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

The student must be fully approved in the second academic year, courses and projects.

Recommended prerequisites

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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, 3.0 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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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 A31H2A

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Education cycle

First cycle

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