Till startsida
Till innehåll Läs mer om hur kakor används på gu.se

Kunskapsteoretisk praktik 4: Att kartlägga forskningsområdet, 7,5 hp

Course code KNAKV07


The course syllabus has been established 2015-08-18 by the Head of the Department, Valand Academy. Department responsible: Valand Academy


The course is one of the four konstnärlig gestaltning / artistic practices research orienta-tion courses under the general heading of “epistemic practices” that are offered to the doctoral students at Valand Academy. Epistemic Practices courses provide an opportunity to learn about and perform within the specific framework of epistemological and research debate within, and with respect to, contemporary artistic and literary practices. The course is based on a specific research task to provide a clear and critically considered mapping of the relevant research context for the contribution proposed in the main re-search project.

Entry requirements

Participants are required to have been admitted to third-cycle education at Valand Academy. If place is available, also doctoral students admitted at other departments at the University of Gothenburg or elsewhere can be participating.


The course is a project based course with a primary objective to map the wider context within which the major research project is operative.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student will be able to

Knowledge and understanding
• demonstrate an ability to disclose in a critical manner the relevant context within which it is proposed to make a contribution through the major research project

Competence and skills
• demonstrate the ability to identify and describe with artistic insight and scholarly precision an artistic knowledge context
Judgement and approach
• demonstrate the ability to evaluate the relative significance of different sources with regard to the construction of the research project and its context of relevance

Required reading

See separately reading list (established no later than six weeks before the course).


Written submission (supervised).
Oral presentation (supervised).

Oral presentation to colleagues and peers within a formal seminar or other similar research event. A written submission of 7,000 to 10,000 words and a comprehensive research source list including bibliography.

Grading scale

The course is graded with either of the grades Pass and Fail. In order to obtain Pass the doctoral student can, through the established tasks, show that the skills outlined in the course content and its goal statements are reached.

Course evaluation

The course is evaluated in written form. This is complemented by a meeting after the course where the doctoral students and the course leader gather for joint evaluation and discussion.

Additional information

The teaching is in English.
Download course syllabus as PDF.

Sidansvarig: Anna Frisk|Sidan uppdaterades: 2017-11-29

På Göteborgs universitet använder vi kakor (cookies) för att webbplatsen ska fungera på ett bra sätt för dig. Genom att surfa vidare godkänner du att vi använder kakor.  Vad är kakor?