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APL8008 : Landscape Histories

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Charlotte Veal
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System


To introduce students to the history of landscape (designed, planned managed), relating developments in landscape to the social and economic conditions which prevailed during various periods and in various locations, and also to cultural and scientific developments. Students are also encouraged to explore the linkages between landscape architecture, planning and management and related disciplines, e.g. art, architecture, geography, ecology and town planning at these various stages.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module is based around a course of lecture materials delivered PIP. These are organised around core themes to cover the most significant economic, social, cultural and political concerns shaping landscape design. Specific topics typically include improvement, empire and race, gender, restoration, and participation. The lecture materials are intended to guide private study, and will be supplemented with student-led seminars.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture101:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading181:0081:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Student-led group seminars
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

A course delivered through lectures (PIP) is the most suitable way to introduce students to a very broad topic. The lecture material will be the means to support and encourage students in their independent reading.

In the event of a return to Covid restrictions, this material can be delivered asynchronously online.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M1002000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written essay is intended to assess understanding of the material presented in the module and to provide an opportunity to respond critically to this material drawing upon examples from various geographical contexts and scales (micro-to-macro).

Reading Lists