General eligibility + 30 credits within one of the following bachelor programs at Malmö University: Environmental Science 180 credits, Urban Developement and Planning 180 credits or Architecture, Visualization and Communication 180 credits.
No main field.
Imagining Malmö examines the ways in which culture, ethnicity, languages, traditions, social trends, governance, policies and histories interact in the production of the visual experience of the city. The course focuses on how our social worlds are linked to our natural and built worlds. The corresponding emphasis on inquiry, analysis, and interpretation facilitates student-engaged learning. In exploring pertinent place and space related issues/topics through an experiential, active, and site-specific curricular focused learning, various aspects of the human condition are discovered.
We will approach the city of Malmö and its various urban spatial forms as image experiences, subject to interpretative strategies and the influence of other discourses. We will wander the well-travelled and the unbeaten paths of Malmö City, participating in and interrogating a wide range of the city’s treasures and embarrassments, secrets and norms. In addition to these field trips, we will be reading from literature and cultural studies, as well as viewing films, advertisements and websites, and possibly attending theatrical and music performances or sporting events.
Upon successful completion of this course, the students will be able to accomplish the following:
- critically interpret methodological techniques used to study cultural and historic images.
- show an ability to apply interdisciplinary problem solving skills.
- develop arguments from published research and to present and defend their conclusions.
- participate in projects that demonstrate their ability to apply investigative methodology towards the study of artistic and cultural materials.
- critically interpret research conducted in visual culture.
- understand historical and theoretical issues and integrate principles and ideas in presentations, projects and papers.
- exhibit their understanding of the structures of trauma and its role in contemporary culture.
- understand the nature and development of different models of visual culture theory and will apply such schemes to particular images and cultures.
- articulate the relationship between imagistic forms of expression and textual forms of representation.
- evaluate the relative autonomy or interdependence of visual culture studies and traditional art history studies.
Learning activities are based on students’ active participation in lectures, seminars, written assignments, self-studies of course literature, excursions, independent and collaborative work on particular topics pertaining to the course. Compulsory attendance on oral discussions and presentations and final presentation.
- Oral discussions, presentations and reading responses (3 credits)(graded Pass -G/Fail - U) (Learning outcomes 1-10)
- Written assignment (4,5 credits) (graded A-U) (Learning outcomes 1-10)
Course grade based on Pass in oral discussions and presentations and at least an E on written assignments.
The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).
If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.