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ABPL20039 History of Designed Landscapes

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week, 1x1 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:

170 Hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Assoc Prof Andrew Saniga

Contact

Email: ajsaniga@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

A critical examination of the historical development of landscape architectural design, including the events, social influences and personalities involved, and the philosophies and theories that were developed. The formative evolutionary influences of natural and cultural factors as they shaped the contemporary landscape, and the development of public and private landscape architecture today are addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

On the completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowsledge of international and historical landscape architecture from ancient times to the present day;
  • Apply the principles used in historical landscape design projects to solve contemporary problems;
  • Understand the formative cultural and physical influences which have affected the landscape design outcomes in the past;
  • Apply an understanding of social factors influencing key figures in landscape history to developments in terms of institutionalisation and professionalisation of landscape design.
Assessment:
  • 800 word assignment due Week 4, 5 or 6 (depending on tutorial scheduling), 20%;
  • 1500 word report due end of semester, 40%;
  • 1.5 hour examination, due during examination period, 30%;
  • 400 word fieldwork exercise due in Week 9, 10%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the knowledge of comprehensive and critical reading and essay-writing abilities.

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Architecture major
Environments Discipline subjects
Non- allowed Breadth Subjects within the Bachelor of Design - relating to specific majors
Restrictions for Breadth Options within the Bachelor of Environments - relating to specific majors
Urban Design and Planning major
Related Breadth Track(s): Natural systems and our designed world

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