Course code LAA307

LAA307 Planning of Cemeteries. Theory - Site - Consept

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Course responsible: Åse Skrøvset
Teachers: Agustin Sebastian-Rivera, Tove Judith Næverdal
ECTS credits: 15
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, Spring paralle.Ends around Easter.
Course frequency: Every other year, 
First time: Study year 2021-2022
Preferential right:
M-LA  4th year
Course contents:
The course is structured as a series of lectures, short assignments and field trips that support students' work on a project. Themes: graveyard functions as green space, cultural heritage, recreation area, legislation, management, historical development and new trends. Furthermore, the relationship between design, creation / construction and management. It is referred to relevant literature and project examples. Guidance i given individually and in groups. Quick Tasks, project and field trips are mandatory.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: Landscape Architect student can apply advanced knowledge of complex landscape architectural issues and using the profession's methods and theories related to the topic graveyards. Landscape Engineering student can see graveyards in Norwegian government, different forms of organization and management tasks attached to graveyards. Students can legislation relating to graveyards and can participate in the planning and management of cemeteries in a multicultural, cultural and contemporary perspective.

Skills: The student acquires skills in formulating scientific reasoning with reference to various sources and critical assessment of those. Further skills in observing and analyzing the local conditions as a basis for decisions. Steering own learning, take responsibility for their own creative process and professional development upon completion of a project.

General competence: Self obtain new knowledge and acquire new skills relevant to the planning and management of green areas in general and cemeteries in particular, and have critical look at their own work and reflect on the arguments and other consideration perspectives.

Learning activities:
Introduction to the topic through lectures with relevant short exercises and field trip to the project area in January block. Project Working with joint review in parallel. Visual journal / sketchbook is mandatory tool throughout the course.
Teaching support:
 Supervision individual and groups.
Klingberg, Sørmoen, Wefald 2005: Kirkegården et levende kulturminne, AFRO forlag.Søndergaard Holm 2015: The Burial Area as Landscape Architecture - Variation, Means, Possibilities, Phd Thesis 2015:13 NMBU. Reading list will be handed out at course start.
LAA116 and LAA214.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
 Field trips, review in plenary and any seminar is mandatory. Travel to a joint inspection of a task area in one of the excursions, beyond the students must cover their expenses in connection with tasks.
Visual journal / sketchbook / project diary, short assignments and project assignment with oral presentation will be assessed. The weighting of the submissions given at course start. The assignments / submissions judged by marks A-F.
Nominal workload:
Total workload: 375hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures: app. 35 hours. Excursions: app. 15 hours. Woorkshops: app. 15 hours. Supervision: app. 2-3 hours pr student.
Teacher considering short tasks and visual journal / sketchbook / project diary. The external examiner assesses the project paper including oral presentation. Sensor provides input on subject content and structure, and task texts.
Examination details: Portfolio: Letter grades