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240517 SE Art - Architecture - Food (P4) (2016S)

Continuous assessment of course work

Attendance at first session is obligatory!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

ACHTUNG: Geänderte Termine!

Thursday 10.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 17.03. 13:15 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Wednesday 06.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 21.04. 13:15 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock
Tuesday 03.05. 13:15 - 16:30 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Thursday 09.06. 13:15 - 16:30 Übungsraum (A414) NIG 4. Stock


Aims, contents and method of the course

By focusing on three themes, namely art, architecture and food, we will explore the diversity of and commonalities within material culture research and theorising. The material used will comprise relevant texts and audio-visual media. Visits to a museum, eating place and other public sites will provide further stimulating and sensory experiences.

Assessment and permitted materials

The students will be required to read and prepare texts and actively participate in group work and discussion.
A written paper will be submitted at the end of the term.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance in 80% of classes (max. 6 hours may be missed) is mandatory.
Timely and thorough preparation of mandatory texts; active participation in group work and discussion.
Submission of a written paper (approx. 4000 words) via Moodle and as a hard copy (via KSA Info Center)

Examination topics

Key questions will be how the themes of art, architecture and food can be subsumed under the umbrella of 'material culture', how anthroplogists have approached this field of study and which are the possibilities for crossing over to other disciplines and beyond academia. Input will be given via texts, discussions, presentations and site visits.

Reading list

Mandatory reading materials will be provided via Moodle or the 'Handapparat' at the KSA library. Further recommended reading will be announced in the course.

Association in the course directory

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