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Entry requirements: The equivalent of English B and 60 credits in Social Sciences or Humanities

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Max. 165 credits may be taken into account.

This course is only open for exchange students.

Information about application for exchange students

  • SS19 week 19-23, fulltime100%, day. Only for exchange students.

The Human Body and Movement

Course 7.5 credits

The aim of this course is to provide students with fundamental knowledge about the living body and its development, from the perspectives of the natural sciences, aesthetics, culture and philosophy. The course examines the body’s physiological development, its development of motor skills and co-ordination, and its need for nutrition and exercise. How the body’s movements are governed and formed in a human cultural context is discussed, as is the individual experience of the body and the role of that experience in self-image and self-worth. The norms and models for the assessment of children’s motor skills found in the workplace are also discussed. Experiences of the body’s potential are also examined in the context of aesthetic expressive forms. An important aspect of the course involves investigating the potential the body has in relation to aesthetic learning processes, and how these can be used.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: spring semester 2017

Course design

The course involves active participation in obligatory classes, group assignments, excursions, as well as oral and written assignments.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course a student is able to:
Knowledge and understanding
- analyse and give examples of the differences and similarities between different disciplinary discourses about the living body

Skills and abilities
- discuss children’s motor skills in their cultural context
- present a variety of relationships and differences between biological and cultural understandings of the living body
- use aesthetic learning processes to investigate the body and its potential

Judgement and approach
- demonstrate insight into the ways that human experiences of the body may be formed by a combination of cultural, social, and biological factors.


Requirements for passing the course are active participation in seminars and in group assignments, a log book with periodic entries on the web board, and a written take-home examination.

No more that 20% of practical sessions, excursions, or classroom sessions may be compensated for with other assignments.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2017

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