APL8008 : History of the Designed Landscape
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ian Thompson
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce students to the history of the designed landscape, relating developments in landscape design to the social and economic conditions which prevailed during various periods and in various locations, and also to cultural and scientific developments. They are also encouraged to explore the linkages between landscape architecture and related disciplines, e.g. art, architecture and town planning at these various stages.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module is based around a course of ten lectures, chronologically and geographically themed to cover the most significant periods and places in the development of landscape design, including the Classical world, China and Japan, the Mughal Empire, Moorish Spain, Renaissance Italy and France, eighteenth and nineteenth century England and the twentieth century West. Specific topics covered include the Picturesque, the public parks movement, the Garden City, Modernism, Land Art, etc. The lectures are intended to guide private study.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||2:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||73:00||73:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Fieldwork||1||7:00||7:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
A lecture course is the most suitable way to introduce students to a very broad topic. The lectures will be the means to support and encourage students in their reading.
The fieldtrips will introduce the students to some local historical landscapes which will aid the content taught in lectures.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||90||2||A||100||MCQ Exam|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
MCQ is considered the best way to assess the acquisition of a broad knowledge across a wide field of study.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk