Course code LAA115

LAA115 Introduction to Landscape Architecture I

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Course responsible: Kjersti Vallevik Håbjørg, Jorun Hovind, Kirsten Grindaker Lunde
Teachers: Christian Valere Andre Montarou, Kristin Marie Berg, Ingrid Merete Ødegård, Hennie Ann Isdahl
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block, Autumn parallel,
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2010-2011
Preferential right:
Students enrolled in the MA in landscape architecture and BA in landscape Construction and Management have priority.
Course contents:
The course is an introduction to the professional education of landscape architect and landscape engineer. The course gives an introduction to the profession's working methods, distinctiveness and width. The students are introduced to the basics of the profession; natureal elements, construction technology, design, history and professional language. Literature studies and writing sessions are conducted.
Learning outcome:

The students should have basic knowledge of:

  • The historical development of the profession
  • The professions importance for people's perception of the landscape, well-being, and movement through
  • Professional terminology
  • Recognize different types of landscapes and sites
  • Factors that influence the experience of quality in natural and built landscapes
  • How a green facility is built,  managed , operated and mantained

Students will have basic skills in: ¿ to identify, systematize and convey observations of the natural and built landscapes ¿ applying specialist knowledge and academic language to practical and theoretical issues ¿ justify academic decisions ¿ visualize and communicate landscapes and facilities ¿ forming with terrain Students should have general competence in: ¿ combining problemsolving and own reflections  ¿ Thinking and reflecting critically on the profession's contribution to sustainable social development.

Learning activities:
There will be lectures, assignments and practical exercises, excursions and registrations of facilities.
Teaching support:
The students are offered supervision one by one or in gruops. Canvas is utilized for information assignment hand-outs, etc.
Lecture notes. Litterature list will be presented in Canvas when the course starts, and further during rhe semester.
General study competence
Recommended prerequisites:
General study competence
Mandatory activity:
80% of execises and excursions.All assignments must be handed in and passed.
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:
Type of course:
Aproximately: Estimated 150-170 hours structured devided on lectures, exercises, plenary reviews with critiques and discussionsin, excursions.
Mandatory field trips are covered by NMBU, inspections of project areas covered by the student.
External examinors are used to evaluate the course outline, some of the assignments and some of the student work.
Examination details: Continuous exam: Passed / Failed