ESTET8871 - Application of Aesthetic Theory


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

The course consists of discussions and reflections on theoretical and methodological texts that are of significance for the candidates' research projects. The candidates will present their research project, as well as a sketch for an essay. The essay is the main focus of the course.

Learning outcome

On completing the course the candidate should have obtained:

- in theoretical and methodological research questions of importance to their own research project

- in analyzing theoretical interpretations, reasoning and academic arguments and the application thereof in their own research

Learning methods and activities

The course is offered as a series of seminars. The two main activities are presenting your own research project and the research question, as well as an essay sketch. The essay should primarily relate to the research project's methodology or theory. The essay may have analytical components, but should not be a strictly analytical or descriptive essay.

A research question, concept or idea must be discussed with the supervisor(s) and sent to the course coordinator for approval.

The candidates must take the role of opponent or commentator for at least one of the other candidates' essay sketch. Once a text has been presented and commented upon by the opponent, it is opened up for discussion in the group.

Completing the course is subject to approval of an essay of 8-9000 words.

Compulsory assignments

  • Participation

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to a PhD programme.

Course materials

Reading list to be announced at the beginning of term

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level



Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • The Humanities
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Faculty of Humanities



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