Course Title: Landscape Architecture Theoretical Frameworks 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Landscape Architecture Theoretical Frameworks 3

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1356

City Campus

Undergraduate

315H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

ARCH1356

City Campus

Undergraduate

320H Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017

Course Coordinator: Julia Werner

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 3806

Course Coordinator Email: julia.werner@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 8.11.53

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course, the third in a sequence of three, provides a survey of contemporary theory and its role in Landscape Architecture.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the Program Guide.

Program Capabilities which will be developed through this course are:

  • Engage in design practice that is characterised by creative and critical thinking skills, analysis, and synthesis.

    Communicate using a range of forms and media to clearly and coherently present ideas that are informed by the underlying principles and concepts of the technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture.

    Assume responsibility for own ongoing learning and use initiative and informed judgment to position ideas of practice in landscape architecture and across disciplines.

    Reference technical and theoretical frameworks of landscape architecture to describe, critique, modify and adapt relevant and innovative forms of design for professional work in the discipline.

    Appreciate the capacity for design practice to be an agent for problem solving and change; and be able to engage this understanding through design to make decisions with some independence.


On successful completion of this course you will be able to demonstrate:

 

  • to engage creatively, critically and confidently with class material
  • to position projects and practices within the discourse of landscape architecture
  • analyse the formal, spatial and conceptual objectives of projects and associated practices
  • relate contemporary projects to approaches and techniques within the discipline of landscape architecture
  • evaluate the arguments and positions taken by the authors of the readings, images and practitioners and their associated projects
  • develop analytical frameworks for the analysis, discussion, debate and review of concepts, projects and practices.
  • participate in informed discussions and debates.


Overview of Learning Activities

Lectures, tutorials, workshops and conference presentations


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT Swanston Library has extensive resources for Landscape Architecture Students. The library subject guide is a source of online resources and references - it can be found at: http://rmit.libguides.com/landscape-arch

The Library has additional support information on academic referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/LIBRARY/referencing

A range of Study resources can be found at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/learning-lab

The RMIT University Study and Learning Centre offers a variety of services for students with a first language other than English: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/study-support/study-and-learning-centre


Overview of Assessment

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy

Assessment will be based on the presentation of both written and visual material.