Cultural Landscape I

The aim of the course is to clarify that the cultural characteristics of the landscape, together with the natural integral part of its identity, and to show how human activity in the landscape manifested itself in the past and how traces of these processes are reflected in the current form of the landscape. The concept of teaching is based on acquaintance with the forms of important historical stages of the cultural landscape and with the processes that shaped them. This approach creates the preconditions for understanding the original context to which the phenomena whose residues are part of today's landscape image belonged.

Students will be guided to be able to identify the cultural values of the landscape and to study the conditions that condition the relative stability or transience of phenomena in the landscape and try to understand them. It is assumed that they will apply this knowledge to the design of landscaping. The course also introduces the student to the specifics of a multidisciplinary approach to the identification of cultural values of the landscape and to cooperation with relevant experts in related fields.

Excursions will be an integral part of teaching. Depending on the nature of the topic studied, experts from other related disciplines (nature protection, forestry and water management, archeology, botany, geology, etc.) will be involved in field teaching.

The minimum number of students to open the course is 5. EXCEPTION for self-paying students: if there are less than 5 students, the course will be taught in consultations.

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