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LAR-652 Landscape Studies II: Indigeneity

3 Credits

This course will build upon LAR-651 which is a prerequisite. Courses in landscape studies are uniquely taught as plenary lectures by a range of scholars. Landscape Studies II expands the research skills gained in the first semester and finds focus in the foundations of American landscape architecture. As a result, the course considers the deficiency of present-day environmental history, in order to reconcile indigneous landscape practices with the politics and policies of conservation. Students will study exploitation and expansion, activism and advocacy, national parks and sacred space, across various media; from medicine, food, and poetry, to documentaries, animation, and archival materials.