Course code LAA115

LAA115 Introduction to Landscape Architecture I

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Course responsible: Karsten Jørgensen
Teachers: Ingrid Merete Ødegård, Kirsten Grindaker Lunde, Hennie Ann Isdahl
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
70 students
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel,
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2010H
Preferential right:
Students enrolled in the MA in landscape architecture and BA in landscape Construction and Management have priority.
Course contents:
LECTURES based on the pupose of the course. EXERCISES in groups and individually. EXCURSIONS exemplifies the course-team and clarify the professions.
Learning outcome:
Knowledge: Students will demonstrate knowledge of landscape architectural issues, know the breadth of their professions, the profession"s history / development, terminology, equipment types, site qualities, experience qualities and aesthetic qualities. Skill: Students will be able to collect and systematize the relevant knowledge in the areas mentioned above - and apply it to practical and theoretical problems in landscape architecture and to justify disciplinary decisions. They will be trained in critical thinking and reflection, get a sense of his professional contributions to society and to sustainable landscapes and their protection, including the accessibility for all, universal design. They should have a basic knowledge of materials and basic mapping and terrain understanding. Competency: Apply their knowledge and skills in new situations and contribute to creativity and innovation
Learning activities:
Lectures, assignment work and practical exercises individually and in groups with limited guidance, presentation and review of papers in plenary and excursion.
Teaching support:
The students are offered supervision one by one or in gruops. Fronter is utilized for information assignment hand-outs, etc.
Syllabus:

Lecture notes. Litterature list will be presented in Fronter when the course starts, and further during rhe semester.

Jørgensen, K & Vilder Stabel (2010): Contemporary landscape architecture in Norway. Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo 272 pages

Magne Bruun (2007) Norske Hager gjennom tusen år. Andresen & Butenschøn, Oslo. 384 pages

Tom Turner (2005) Garden History philosophy and design. Taylor & Francis. London. 294 pages

Prerequisites:
General study competence
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
80% of execises and excursions.All assignments must be handed in and passed.
Assessment:
Several different tasks with assignments throughout the semester. Closes with a larger project that also has an oral presentation.
Nominal workload:
About 150-170 hours of structured time in class, about 150 hours studies and exercises.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
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Type of course:
Aproximately: Estimated 150-170 hours structured devided on lectures, exercises, plenary reviews with critiques and discussionsin, excursions.
Note:
Mandatory field trips are covered by NMBU, inspections of project areas covered by the student.
Examiner:
External examinors are used to evaluate the course outline, some of the assignments and some of the student work.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Bestått / Ikke bestått