Postgraduate Course: Landscape Science: Geography (ARCH11135)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
This module is developed around a series of student led seminars focussed around case studies of projects that involve an investigation of the soils and geomorphological processes involved in the resolution of the project brief. There are also three afternoon fieldtrips that focus on recognizing and understanding geomorphological processes and their application to the practice of landscape architecture.
Aims of course
To encourage learning and discussion of natural processes, the interdependence of people and the natural environment and the role of the landscape architect within this context.
Mode of delivery
site visits, student led seminars and discussion
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)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9,
Fieldwork Hours 11,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
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:
- Work effectively as part of a group in preparing and giving a seminar about the relationship of physical geography and landscape architecture.
- Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of physical geographical processes.
- Critically analyse theories, information and case studies that demonstrate the importance of geographical processes to the practice of landscape architecture.
- Demonstrate an ability to work independently and gather information from a wide variety of appropriate academic and other sources.
- Effectively communicate their knowledge and ideas about physical geography and its relationship to landscape architecture through the research paper.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Corner, J. Ed. (1999) Recovering Landscapes: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Princetown Architectural Press Goudie, A. (2001) The nature of the Environment. Blackwell McHarg, I. (1995) Design with Nature John Wiley Simonds, J.O. (1978) Earthscape: a manual of environmental planning , Mcgraw-Hill Spirn, A. (1984) The Granite Garden: urban nature and human design. Basic Books Turner, T. (1998) Landscape planning and environmental impact design 2nd Ed. UCL Press
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: physical and natural environment.
|Keywords||GEOGRAPHY, SOILS, GEOMORPHOLOGY
|Course organiser||Dr Anthony Newton
Tel: (0131 6)50 2546
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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