Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
Analyze the urban challenge theme and a particular urban situation in relation to relevant issues and theories drawn from across multiple disciplines; Demonstrate understanding of urban issues and dynamics across spatial and temporal scales, including local, regional, national and global impacts.
Schedule: 14.01.2021 - 09.04.2021
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Laura Arpiainen, Pia Fricker, Hossam Hewidy, Kimmo Lapintie
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pia Fricker, Michail Galanakis, Hossam Hewidy, Teemu Jama
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
Common urban challenge studios integrate multiple expert areas to study and address contemporary urban phenomena from different perspectives. The challenge-driven educational model of the studio crosses disciplines and specializations, prioritizing design thinking, learning-by-doing experimentation, transdisciplinarity and solving societal challenges. The students will produce research exploration. For the USP-A and USP-LA students the focus will be in design work.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Active participation in the different tasks specified during the course, such as lectures and discussions, group work, field trips, presentations and final reports and learning portfolios. Comprehensive evaluation individually but also partly based on collective work. The grading is defined form 5 (outstanding) to 1 (acceptable).
Lectures 16 + 16
Assignments 48 + 186
Will be announced before the course begins
Prerequisite is acceptance to USP as major or minor studies option and completion of USP Urban Challenge Studio 1; final decision is program chair (in consultation with course leader) if the course is overbooked.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
3 Good Health and Well-being
7 Affordable and Clean Energy
8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10 Reduced Inequality
11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
13 Climate Action
14 Life Below Water
15 Life on Land
16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17 Partnerships for the Goals