History of Landscape Architecture

Subject 705-216 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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.

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Mr Jeremy Pike
Subject Overview:

A critical examination of the historical development of landscape architecture, including the events, social influences and personalities involved and the philosophies and theories that were developed. Included in this subject is a review of the historical theories and legacies of landscape design that are relevant to the practice of landscape architecture in Australia today. The formative evolutionary influences of natural and cultural factors as they shaped the contemporary landscape. The development of public and private landscape architecture today.

On completion of the subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of international and historical landscape architecture from ancient times to the present day.

  • Apply the principles used in historical landscape design projects to solving contemporary problems.

  • Understand the formative cultural and physical influences which have affected the landscape design outcomes in the past.

Assessment: Written assignments and class tests of no more than 3000 words (60%) and a two-hour examination (40%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:

  • Basic freehand sketching and documentation

  • Comprehensive reading and essay-writing skills.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Bachelor of Arts

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