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LAR-751 Landscape Studies III: Heritage

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. The third and final course in the sequence provides a framework for expanding landscape literacy through the lens of heritage-the historic effect of construction and planning on people and the profession, from slavery to womans rights, from carbon markets to diversity loss and climate activism. Landscape Studies III: Heritage presents a number of cases that explore the possibility of re-theorising heritage through histories of African-American and American Indian enclaves with an emphasis on clarifying the distinct and common spatial, environmental, and physical elements that give form and definition to place and cultural formation. The unique focus aligns with methods and practices in heritage with a focus on human health, safety, welfare.