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FAG3174 Networkds of Globalization 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus FAG3174 (Autumn 2019–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

This is a course on networks of globalization, designed to provide students with a theoretical and critical understanding of the interaction between globalization and urban planning & design. It attempts to interpret the change globalization has brought about on urban space, world culture and social interactions through a on-going process by which regional economies, societies and cultures have become integrated through a globe-spanning networks of exchange. Contemporary spatial practice is truly an active, dynamic social exercise contextualized in the current state of globalized convergence and our evolving perceptions of time, space & place. This course is a lecture and discussion/seminar class, meeting 3 hours per week in one weekly session for the period of 5 weeks. Each session will cover one theme, as per the syllabus of the course (given at the start of the course). PhD Students will be encouraged to participate actively in the discussion and expected to read the required readings (given at the start of the course); recommended readings will be helpful for a better understanding of each topic. They are organized specifically for each theme treated in the class.

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims to:

1. Confront PhD students with dominant theoretical approaches in urban planning & design;

2. Share insights on contributions made to the field and discuss relevance to students’ own PhD research and future ambitions;

3. Acquire a deeper understanding of the complex relationship between economic, social, political and cultural circumstances shaping planning and the city in the era of globalization;

3. Learn about recent (or ‘state-of-the-art’) research insights.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

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TBA (Meddelas senare)

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

P, F


  • UPP1 - Written report, 7.5 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

Three years of studies in urban planning, regional development, architecture, urban sociology, human geography, physical and town planning, urban economics or similiar. Permission of Course Instructor.

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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Tigran Haas 08-7908504

Supplementary information

This course is replaced by F1N5401

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at ABE/Urban and Regional Studies