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LK0408

Landscape Architecture Theory, Methodology & Practice

LK0408 Landscape Architecture Theory, Methodology & Practice, 15.0 Credits

Landscape Architecture Theory, Methodology & Practice

Syllabus approved

2021-01-26

Subjects

Landscape Architecture

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Lectures and literature seminar 7.00 1002
Written paper 8.00 1003

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses 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.

Language

Swedish

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, of which specific entry requirements: 90 credits in one of the following subjects:
• architecture
• landscape architecture
• landscape planning
• built environment
• design
• spatial planning
• geography
• landscape science
• environmental science

and
English 6 or equivalent

Objectives

To provide understanding to students with various backgrounds of different landscape architecture theories and viewpoints through history and their relation to practices of landscape architecture, and to convey basic knowledge of methods and methodologies in landscape architecture research.

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

Knowledge and understanding
• understand theories and concepts in landscape architecture
• discuss major fields of landscape architecture research, their methodology and relation to other disciplines
• discuss key theories and case studies of landscape architecture history in Sweden and internationally; critically relate these knowledges to the development of modern society
• elaborate practical implications from theories in landscape architecture and discuss main theoretical viewpoints in today’s practice in landscape architecture and its relation to sustainability.

Judgement and approach
• reflect on a personal approach in the field of landscape architecture and future professional role,
• decode contemporary landscapes and reflect on them from a personal point of view concerning studied theories,
• propose relevant methods and methodologies for studies in landscape architecture research.

Content

The course contains lectures, literature seminars with oral presentation and / or written reflections on studied literature, as well as assignments that are performed both individually and in groups.

The assignments can, for example, consist of case studies where students analyze a completed project based on studied theories and discuss and suggest methods for a hypothetical case study of the project.

The course literature deals with important theories in landscape architecture from historical texts to contemporary discourses.

Lectures given within the framework of the course are intended to introduce theories and methods used in landscape architecture.

Of particular importance is critical thinking and the use of graphic representations such as sketches, photographs, diagrams, drawings, etc. as a complement to the written and spoken word.

Formats and requirements for examination

The quality of compulsory assignments and reports submitted by students will be evaluated throughout the course. The students’ ability to make oral presentations and their ability to engage each other in critical and analytical discussions will also be evaluated in the project work and in seminars. Specifications of compulsory attendance and assignments are given at course start.
• 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.
  • 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

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

Responsible department

Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Landscape Architecture- Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 74982 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Landscape Architecture
Course code: LK0408 Application code: SLU-20173 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management Pace: 100%