Course code APL330

APL330 Planning Theory - Advanced course

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Course responsible: Daniel Galland
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010H
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course includes lectures, seminars, required reading, written course papers and discussions. The planning theories are presented through lectures. They are furthermore discussed in groups and it is expected that the students actively participate in the discussions.
Learning outcome:
The students will have knowledge about main directions in planning theory. This include power, professional ethics, normative and discursive planning theory, instrumental and communicative rationality. The aim is to enable the student to build a theoretical platform for own reflection on planning as a professional activity.
Learning activities:
Before each seminar, all students have prepared and handed in an assignment based on the literature for the seminar. Each student has also read one other student's assignment and is prepared to give comments in groups.
Teaching support:
Most of the literature will be available on Canvas.
APL108 (or equivalent), LAA250, APL 250
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Obligatory lectures and seminars (70 % attendance), obligatory individual written course papers and active participation in discussions.
Four individual written course papers (pass/fail). Written exam. Course marks based on the written exam.
Nominal workload:

300 hours allocated for lectures, seminars, required reading, written course papers and discussions.

The plannings theories are presented thorugh lectures. These will be discussed in groups and it is expected that the students actively participates in the discussions.

Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures and seminars 40 hours. Selfstudy inclusive required reading and written course papers 210 hours.
Censor approves the litterature.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått