Architectural history - A fieldtrip from Ancient times to the Present 7.5 Credits

Arkitekturhistoria - En studieresa från antiken till nutid
First cycle, F0017B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2019 Sp 3 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Eva Gunneriusson 11 Feb 2014

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 14 Feb 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Subject group (SCB)

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and F0008B History of Architecture

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim

After completing this course you will have:
• A greater knowledge of Rome, it’s international architectural history and the city’s contemporary environment. You will have a greater knowledge of the different solutions available for the complex task of organizing a large city and the complexities this places on architects and planners;
• Experience in presenting and explaining a place or building to colleagues, partners and/ or clients;
• Field work experience as a tool to acquire practical knowledge and inspiration for your own work.

This course consists of a short series of lectures on the history of study tours and there significance in urban and architectural history, with special emphasis on the City of Rome. Using literature studies, each student prepares an account of a place, a building or a city environment. These are designed in cooperation with the lecturer to form a joint travel guide. During the four day study visit to Rome, students present their work, which is discussed and reviewed by the lecturers and group.

Teaching consists of theory based sessions at the university and teacher-led seminars at selected locations in Rome. Students will develop a common travel guidebook. The trip and all expenses are paid by the participants themselves.

Successful completion of the course requires; attendance at all lectures, achieveing a pass in the written and oral exam and active participation in the study tour.

The number of students for this course is limited to 40. If this course is oversubscribed, preference will be given to students in higher years; 3, 4 and 5. Year 2 students may be considered if space is avaliable. A further selection criteria is successful completion of History of Architecture (F0008B).

Johan Linton

Literature. Valid from Spring 2015 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Study tour4.0TG U G#
0002Seminars0.5TG U G#
0003Project work3.0TG U G#

Study guidance
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