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LAR-3082 Perspectives on nature and landscape practices - 6 stp

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Type of course

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

Course contents

The course provides insights 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 practice.

Objective of the course

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



General competence:

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Teaching methods

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