spring 2023
LAR-3082 Perspectives on nature and landscape practices - 6 ECTS

Type of course

Cannot be taken as an individual course. Available only to students enrolled in the study programme Master in Landscape Architecture.

Course content

The course gives insight into the relationship between perspectives on nature and different landscape practices. The course focuses on how different perceptions of nature leave their mark on the landscape. This focus applies both to how different perspectives on nature have shaped the development of landscapes over time, and how they unfold in contemporary discussions about land use and major landscape interventions.

The Sámi perspective on nature and associated landscape practices will be included as a central theme in relation to the understanding of the cultural landscape in the Arctic/subarctic. The course forms a foundation for students to develop a reflective relationship to different perspectives on nature and use this both in the understanding of relevant issues and in reflection over their own landscape architectural praxis.

Objectives of the course

After passing the course, the student will have the following learning outcomes:


  • Specific knowledge on perspectives on nature in the Arctic/subarctic, including Sámi perspectives and associated landscape practices.
  • General knowledge about different perspectives of nature and their influence on the landscape historically and its relevance.
  • Understanding of the relationship between perspectives on nature and different landscape practices.


  • To be able to identify specific landscape forms and landscape uses which represent different perspectives of nature.
  • To be able to identify arguments and points of view in discussions around land use and major landscape interventions that represent different perspectives of nature.
  • To be able to describe and discuss landscape architectural issues from a position which considers the perspectives on nature.

General competence:

  • Ability to independently apply theoretical knowledge about perspectives of nature in the analysis of landscapes and larger landscape interventions.
  • Ability to orient yourself in complex issues relating to the landscapes professional field and identifying central aspects connected to perspectives of nature.
  • Ability to reflect over your own perspective of nature.


Language of instruction and examination


Teaching methods

Teaching is undertaken through a series of lectures, text reviews and a combination of oral and written presentations, individually or in groups.

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is available for inbound exchange students.

This course is open for inbound exchange student who meets the admission requirements. Please see the Admission requirements.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Duration: Grade scale:
Off campus exam 1 Weeks A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Reflective notes Approved/ Not approved
Text presentation Approved/ Not approved
UiT Exams homepage

Re-sit examination

A re-sit exam not granted
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 6
  • Course code: LAR-3082
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