Undergraduate Course: Design: landscape planning and ecology (ARCH08016)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
A studio based project supported by seminars and lectures in landscape ecology and planning.
Aims of course
1 To introduce and apply in a design project concepts of landscape ecology and sustainability.
2 To develop group working skills in dealing with large scale probelms.
Mode of delivery
Studio based design project, site visits, lectures and group tutorials and critiques.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 7,
Fieldwork Hours 14,
Formative Assessment Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- apply skills and knowledge in the design and planning of large scale landscapes.
- demonstrate an understanding of sustainability as it relates to landscape architecture.
- demonstrate an understanding of the main principles and concepts of landscape ecology.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Bell, S. (1998) Landscape Pattern, Perception & Process. E. & F. Spon. Cofaigh, E. O. (1996) The Climatic Dwelling. James and James Science Publishers Foreman, R. (1986) Landscape Ecology. Wiley. Hough, M. (1995) Cities and Natural Process. Routledge. Lynch, K, Managing The Sense Of a Region McHarg, I. (1969) Design With Nature. Garden City, NY. Thomson, G. F. (1997) Ecological Design & Planning. Wiley. Thompson, I. H. (2000) Ecology Community & Delight. E. & F. Spon.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design; physical and natural environment.
|Keywords||LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY, LANDSCAPE PLANNING, SUSTAINABILITY.
|Course organiser||Dr Simon Bell
Tel: (0131 6)51 5828
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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