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The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture

This course deals with the concept on CULTURAL HERITAGE in a variety of perspectives and then connects to LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE. This to understand the bigger picture and understanding on the resourcefulness for the profession. In the course there will be short exercises both individual and in groups dealing with different challenges. In parallel students write an academic paper on a subject of their own choice within the course objectives.

Information from the course leader

Welcome to The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture course.

As you can see on the new uploaded schedule we will meet on Thursday in the Rehab garden at 9.
For localtion see the schedule file.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to mail me

If you have problems in finding the place call me 0707275520

I am looking forward to meet you and work together,


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Academic year 2021/2022

The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture (LK0403-M4148)

2022-03-24 - 2022-06-05


LK0403 The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture, 15.0 Credits

The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture


Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level


Title Credits Code
Mandatory parts 4.0 0102
Individual projects 3.0 0103
Group assignments 5.0 0104
Paper 3.0 0105

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

The equivalent of 120 credits, of which 90 credits in one of the following main subjects:

• Landscape Architecture

• Architecture

• Spatial Planning

• Art

• Geography

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.

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 the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

Some travel costs for field trips may be financed by the student.

Courses in Landscape Planning from SLU counts as Landscape Architecture when assessing qualifications.

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LK0269, LK0337

Grading criteria


Anna Peterson 2022 03 10

The Cultural Heritage of Landscape Architecture


On LADOK there are four sub parts grading individually:

  • Mandatory assignments (seminars, study trips, presentations etc.) 4 hp F/P
  • Individual projects 3 hp F/3/4/5
  • Group assignments 5 hp F/P
  • Paper 3 hp F/3/4/5

The final grade will be a balancing of the individual parts.

Inspired by development of knowledge through the
SOLO-taxoiomy - Structure of Observed Learning
Outcomes (Biggs & Collis 1982, Biggs &Tang 2007)
It describes level of increasing complexity in a student's
understanding of a subject

ACTIVE means that the student actively take part in
discussions and seminars, makes hers/his opinion heard
and has something to say.
CREATIVE means that the person comes up with ideas
that led forward, both concerning individual assignments tasks

and discussions.

Grade 3:
A. Can describe and put knowledge together

Grade 4:
A. Compares, explains, analyzes and relates knowledge

Grade 5:
A. Theoretisises, generalisises, makes conclusions and evaluates

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 0 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0403 Application code: SLU-40148 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%