The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture
Additional course evaluations for LK0403
Academic year 2021/2022
2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05
Syllabus and other information
LK0403 The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture, 15.0 CreditsThe Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
Master’s level (A1N)
The grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Prior knowledgeThe equivalent of 120 credits, of which 90 credits in one of the following main subjects:
• Landscape Architecture
• Spatial Planning
English 6 is also a specific entry requirement
After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
describe and critically analyse a place from an historical and a future perspective
discuss the physical and intangible heritage
describe and critically analyse cultural heritage in relation to societal development
formulate theoretical questions with relevance to impending changes in the landscape
The concept of cultural heritage is treated from different perspectives, e.g. urban, rural, local, regional, national, nature, culture, scale levels, etc. The course comprises lectures on the underlying principles, seminars in which the contextual situation is discussed, and study trips. The course concludes with an essay on one of the themes of the course, which should demonstrate that the student has applied the general objectives of the course. The course comprises literature studies and projects, individual as well as in groups. Projects are either theoretical or focus on actual contemporary cases. The relationship between theoretical concepts and practice is studied from historical and philosophical perspectives in order to support receptiveness for new ways to plan and create. The experiences of working landscape architects are used to put cultural heritage in a planning and design context. The students are expected to find literature and relevant angles by themselves.
The course comprises group projects, study trips (compulsory), workshops (compulsory), lectures, literature seminars, criticism (reviews), independent work with reading and writing.
Grading formThe grade requirements within the course grading system are set out in specific criteria. These criteria must be available by the course start at the latest.
Formats and requirements for examination
Lecturers will evaluate the quality of compulsory assignments submitted and presented by students, in particular the essay. Specifications of compulsory attendance and assignments are given at course start. Students’ knowledge and their ability to engage each other in critical and analytical discussions will also be assessed in the literature seminars.
If a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and who have not yet passed the course.
For the assessment of an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationSome travel costs for field trips may be financed by the student.
Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.
Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management