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LAR-651 Landscape Studies I: Evolution

3 Credits

Courses in landscape studies are uniquely taught as plenary lectures by a range of scholars. Landscape Studies I introduces the history and theory of landscape making through the lens of evolutionary theory. The course is research-based and introduces a scholarly appreciation of cultural landscapes with a particular focus on emergence: from the solar system, to land formation, the rise of land plants and cultivation. Students will develop sensitivity to how life on earth emerged while developing a nuanced approach to how landscape and science studies are mingled historically