About the course

Imagining Catastrophe is a course about catastrophe in our psychic, philosophical, and social space: how it is imagined in fiction, film, and other media, but also in policy, design, and disaster plans, how imagining catastrophes has become everyday social practice. In the course we analyse the constitutive subjects, agents, objects, and actions of imagined catastrophes.

Course content

Students learn some of the most prominent philosophical and critical framings of catastrophes, and practice how to analyse the subjects, agents, objects, and actions of catastrophes using multimodal forms of aesthetics.

Syllabus and course literature

You can find a list of literature in the syllabus, along with other details about the course.

Entry requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General entry requirements + English 6 and Civics 1b or Civics 1a1 +1a2.


Upper secondary grades 34%, University credits completed 32%, Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT) 34%

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14)


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