Postgraduate Course: Cultural Landscapes Colloquium (ARCH11226)
|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 aims to engage students with diverse theories and practices on cultural landscapes through actively participating in the organization and dissemination of seminars.
Cultural landscape" is a key theme that provides connections in theory and practice within and across disciplines throughout the arts, humanities and social sciences. Drawing on disciplines as diverse as cultural geography, cultural studies, architecture and landscape architecture, art history, literature, archaeology and social anthropology, this course will examine histories, contemporary theories, themes and disciplines that underpin the field of cultural landscape studies. Through weekly seminars, students will engage with key classic and current readings that focus on inter-disciplinary theoretical understandings and approaches on cultural landscape. Following a participatory pedagogy model, this course will allow students to take leadership of a number of seminars. In particular, students will be asked to choose the topic and key readings of a set of seminars and lead the discussion. There will also be seminars led by guest speakers.
This course aims to engage students with diverse theories and practices on cultural landscapes through actively participating in the organization and dissemination of seminars. More specifically, students will:
1. Critically reflect on the readings relevant to the weekly seminars via oral presentations.
2. Conduct background research on the topic of weekly seminars and contribute informed postings to the course¿s weblog .
3. Write a reflective essay on a topic relevant to one of the weekly seminars engaging on both key and further readings.
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)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 28,
Summative Assessment Hours 32,
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 two key readings.
A reflective essay (up to 3,000 words) on one of the weekly seminars¿ topics.
Both assignments are based on individual work.
Oral presentation 30%
Report (3,000 words) 70%
||Students will submit a 500 word abstract on the reflective essay and receive written formative feedback by the Course Organiser within 15 working days from submission.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Capacity to research a given theme on cultural landscape studies, comprehend the key texts that constitute the significant positions and debates within it, and contextualise it within a wider historical, cultural, social, intellectual and/or theoretical frame.
- Ability to conduct critical analysis on theoretical ideas and theories, practices and methodologies relevant to the study of cultural landscapes.
- Ability to coherently and creatively communicate the research, comprehension and contextualisation of a given theoretical theme in relation to cultural landscape studies using textual, visual and/or digital media.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Generic Cognitive Skills: Apply critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis to forefront issues, or issues that are informed by forefront developments in the subject/discipline/sector; identify, conceptualise and define new and abstract problems and issues; develop original and creative responses to problems and issues; critically review, consolidate and extend knowledge, skills, practices and thinking in a subject/discipline/sector;
Communication, Numeracy and IT Skills: communicate using appropriate methods with peers; produce and respond to detailed written and oral communication in familiar contexts; use standard ICT applications to process, obtain and combine information.
Autonomy, Accountability and Working with Others: work alone or with others on tasks with regular, directive supervision; contribute to the setting of goals, timelines etc.; identify strengths and weaknesses relative to the work
|Course organiser||Dr Penny Travlou
Tel: (0131 6)51 5825
|Course secretary||Miss Remi Jankeviciute
Tel: (0131 6)51 5773