Postgraduate Course: Exploring Cultural Landscapes 2: Independent Field Lab (ARCH11225)
|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||This course requires students to employ the theoretical tools, skills, analytical frameworks and methods/methodologies they have studied in the core course 'Exploring Cultural Landscapes I' in Semester 1 in another field site.
The focus of the course will be the construction of a project proposal relating to the student's particular pathway (for example, a public/site specific art project, an ethnographic field study, a geographical project, a textual analysis), and will be concerned with one of two sites (most likely one close to Edinburgh, and one international) chosen by the course leaders that will be available for study in a given academic year. This course is based on 'research-led pedagogy' where students are encouraged to take ownership, by sharing best practice and engaging in constructive critique about their peers emerging independent projects (part of the oral presentation assessment). This course will have two assessments: an oral presentation (30%) and a 3000 word project proposal (70%).
This course aims to design and undertake independent fieldwork relating to cultural landscapes in sites either within the landscapes surrounding Edinburgh as explored in Exploring Cultural Landscapes 1, or beyond the region in other regional, national or international contexts. Supervision will be offered throughout this course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 15,
Summative Assessment Hours 25,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students are required to prepare two assessments throughout the course:
An oral presentation (up to 20 minutes) on fieldwork approaches and practices, which are based on one or two sites;
A 3000 word reflective fieldwork diary.
Both assignments are based on individual work.
Oral presentation 30%
Report (3,000 words) 70%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have a capacity to independently formulate original research projects within cultural landscape studies that are driven by appropriate theories and research questions relating to the broader field.
- have an ability to reflect upon landscape histories and theories, to make decisions about appropriate approaches and justify their use through the sophisticated development of appropriate methodologies, and to apply them to urban or rural landscapes.
- have an ability to coherently and creatively communicate sophisticated findings and identify further research questions that arise from it in oral and written presentations.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Cultural landscapes,site specific research,methods/methodology,fieldwork,independent study.
|Course organiser||Dr Penny Travlou
Tel: (0131 6)51 5825
|Course secretary||Miss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773