Course code GLA301

GLA301 Introduction to Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability

English course information

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Emneansvarlige: Jörg Dieter Sieweke
Studiepoeng: 5
Ansvarlig fakultet: Fakultet for landskap og samfunn
Frekvens: Every year
Undervises på språk: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Begrensning antall plasser:
30 students in 2020, 40 students in 2021
Undervises i periode:
August block
Første gang: Studieår 2020-2021
Fortrinnsrett: Students enrolled in the Master Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability programme.
Undervises hvor?: Campus Ås
Emnets innhold:

The course introduces key terms such as "landscape" and "sustainability" and how they have been understood and applied throughout history. Moreover, the course provides insights into global trends in landscape change and drivers thereof, e.g. modernization, urbanization, climate change, sea-level-rise and other relevant planetary boundaries, and how societies respond to these changes.

The course is an arena to reflect on the wide range of methods and techniques applied within landscape architecture, such as mapping, surveying, landscape analysis and interpretation, design thinking and design-research. Students discuss and assess peer perspectives and expertise and receive feedback from staff.


The course aims at providing students with knowledge about global trends of landscape change and their drivers. Students are introduced to tools and methods which can be deployed to investigate global challenges in a local context. 

Knowledge: Students gain insight into the basic ecological, economic and socio-political baselines, which drive landscape change.

Skills: Students are able to apply tools available for representation of landscapes in a field context.

General competence: Based on a case study approach, students get an understanding of how local and global processes and conditions manifest themselves in the landscape and to which degree knowledge of transformation processes in a certain landscape can be transferred to other case studies.

Lectures, workshops, group discussions, reviews.
Feedback and reviews in groups and in plenary sessions
Will be available through Canvas
Forutsatte forkunnskaper:
Relevant Bachelor degree
Anbefalte forkunnskaper:
Obligatorisk aktivitet:
Expected full-time attendance

Assignments; all need to be passed to pass the course (pass/fail)

An external examiner evaluates the course outline.

All assignments are given and have to be submitted in ENGLISH ONLY.

An external examiner evaluates the course outline.
Normert arbeidsmengde:
150 hours
Admission to the Master Landscape Architecture for Global Sustainability programme. External students may enroll based on individual case.
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