Landscape Practice ARCH5088

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course provides an opportunity for students to learn about current and emerging trends in landscape research, practice, protection, management and planning.

Timetable

10 x 2hr seminar or workshop sessions, as scheduled in MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements:  Standard entry to Masters at College level.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Assessment: will comprise the following three items:

i)  Critical review of a landscape characterisation, assessment or policy document (2000 words; worth 40% of the overall assessment for the course)

ii) Essay (3000 words; worth 60% of the overall assessment for the course)

 

Reassessment

In accordance with the University's Code of Assessment reassessments are normally set for all courses which do not contribute to the honours classifications. For non-honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade C3 for postgraduate students.

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

This course is a core course within the MSc in Landscape: Integrated Research & Practice. The aim of the course is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the methods and approaches, disciplinary relationships, ethics, governance and politics of landscape research, practice and policy. More specifically, the course aims to provide learning opportunities through which students can:

■ acquire knowledge of current and emerging trends in landscape research, practice and policy;

■ develop a critical understanding of current methods of landscape enquiry;

■ explore and debate contemporary and emerging ethical and political issues associated with landscape; 

■ understand public policy and governance approaches relating to the protection, management and planning of landscapes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ demonstrate a critical understanding of the types of knowledge formed through the application of established methods of landscape enquiry;

■ analyse existing research, commentary and/or evidence relevant to a particular landscape or particular landscape problem;

■ demonstrate a critical awareness of the relationships (current and potential) between different disciplines in landscape research and practice contexts;

■ describe governance approaches relating to the protection, management and planning of landscapes; 

■ critically appreciate key ethical and political issues associated with landscape research, practice and policy.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components of the course's summative assessment.