LACH4506 Research Methodologies: New Directions in Landscape Architecture

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit offers students a number of presentations which introduce them to the nature and types of current research in landscape architecture, the discipline's scholarly literature and issues of methodology and research practice. Students are then offered a choice of special study areas organised by staff and an additional period of seminar study. The final weeks of semester are devoted to developing the student's own area of interest.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) reflect critically on a range of philosophical discourses, concepts and terms which underpin contemporary practice within the discipline; (2) use a range of research tools including forms of bibliographical searching, library and web-based resources to explore a range of issues and develop informed opinions about key projects and pressing issues; and (3) form arguments, research and write with a high degree of scholarship and intellectual rigour.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) essay and (2) tutorial presentation and responses. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Vernon
Contact hours
seminars: 3–4 hours per week
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