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AAR8350 - Theory of Knowledge and the Architects Work

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 50/100 D
Oral examination 50/100 D

Course content

The subject is an introduction to questions in the theory of knowledge. it is divided into two parts.
In part 1 the students get an overview of important tendencies in the theory of knowledge. This comprizes important dividing lines and debates between the tendencies, their most important problems and their ideas concerning valid knowledge, ways of arguing, reasons and truth.
The possible application of these discussions onto the kind of knowledge that is important to the works of architects, is stressed. This is a kind of knowledge that is articulated in and through the architect´s creative work. The aim of the subject is to afford a basis for a reflexive attitude towards what are the demands for a valid presentation of this peculiar field of knowledge. As a basis for this discussion, the subject also studies parallell problems and how they are treated in other fields of knowledge.
In part 2 the students examines different theories of architecture in the light of the general epistemological discussion. Amongst others, one here studies the epistemological character of different theories of architecture, how they understand themselves, the creative work and the kind of knowledge that is being articualted thorugh this.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Knowledge about central parts of the history of knowledge and different kinds of knowledge, in particular aesthetic knowledge, as these are relevant to the discipline of architecture.
Skills: To be able to reflect critically on questions in the theory of knowledge and express the reflections in written text.
General knowledge: competence in the theory of knowledge as it is relevant to the PhD work.

Learning methods and activities

Seminars and exercises.

Required previous knowledge

Masters degree.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Technology

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Assignment and Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
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