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F1A5039 Critical Studies in Architecture 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus F1A5039 (Autumn 2013–) 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 ciritical studies in architecture. In addition there are two tasks of deeper studies: a review of a central work (which the student choses from a literature list), and an essay in which an independent application of the subject area is developed in relation to the students´s own planned 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 Critical Studies aims to:

  • Introduce basic concepts, methods and references within critical studies in architecture.
  • Further delve into the study of a central work within the subject area.
  • In essay form develop an application of ciritical studies in relation 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 an 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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Course literature will be announced in the course PM each time the course is run.

Examination and completion

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

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 o 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

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    Offered by


    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