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F1A5037 Architectural Historiography 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1A5037 (Autumn 2020–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course consists of five seminars organised around central concepts, methods and references within architectural historiography. In addition there are two tasks of deeper studies: a review of a central historical case study, and an essey in wich an independent application of the subject area is developed in relation to the student´s own plannes or ongoing research project. The tasks are supervised in group and/or individually and presented in a final review session.

Intended learning outcomes

The specialisation course in Architectural Historiography aims to:

  • Introduce basic concepts, methods and references within Architectural Historiography.
  • Further delve into studies of central work within the subject area.
  • In essay form develop an application of Architectural Historiography in relations to one´s own planned or ongoing research project.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

In order to follow the course a student must have completed a Masters´degree in Architecture or adjoining fields, or have a equivalent level of education. Priority is given to students enrolled at KTH or as doctoral students in architecture at other universities.

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


  • DEL1 - Participation, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO1 - Project, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • UPP1 - Written report, 2.5 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 course is examined through active participation in seminars and submissions, presentations and the writing of essays. Participation in all examining events is required, as well as the completion of all submissions and presentations. Examiner for each iteration of the course is defined in the course PM.

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.

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Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Architecture