Experiencing Landscape and Heritage

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Experiencing Landscape and Heritage

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The prehistoric and historic character of landscape are significant factors in how landscape is used, developed and characterised; methods covered will include phenomenology, performance, psychogeography and walking. This course will explore subjective and experiential approaches to studying past landscapes as a counterpoint to more traditional objective, quantifiable landscape character assessments.
    This course aims to provide students with the opportunity to:
    • understand how we experience heritage in the landscape today at an embodied and sensory level;
    • build up baseline knowledge of a range of currently used experiential and subjective approaches to landscape, including phenomenology, psychogeography, walking and performance, taking a multi-disciplinary approach;
    • gain an awareness of the potential of subjective and qualitative approaches to inform, augment, or combine with, current landscape characterisation practice;
    • understand connections between theory and practice in experiential approaches to landscape;
    • prepare for future careers in relevant areas of research and practice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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