Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

After completing the course, students can describe and assess how productive activities contribute to the evolution and management of the landscape and integrate the acquired knowledge in sustainable plans or proposals. In addition, the course contributes to the acquisition of competences for independent research on the topic and for further learning.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 08.09.2020 - 15.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mari Ariluoma, Anni Järvitalo, Varpu Mikola

Contact information for the course (valid 18.08.2020-21.12.2112):

Teachers: 

Mari Ariluoma, mari.ariluoma@aalto.fi (responsible)

Anni Järvitalo, anni.jarvitalo@aalto.fi (responsible)

Varpu Mikola, varpu.mikola@aalto.fi 

Vilja Larjosto


CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English

CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD

Content
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The studio has an applied character and covers the following parts:

    - Analysis of the environmental, social and economic potentials and problems arising from the development of some productive activities in a given landscape.

    - Definition of strategies to increase the environmental, social and economic sustainability of the landscape by improving or adjusting its productive activities.

    - Development of a landscape plan and/or pilot projects.

    - Use of specific methods and tools to develop the above mentioned objectives for a particular productive activity (agriculture, forestry, tourism, energy production, industry, transport, etc.) or for a combination of them.

    - Reflection on the global and local contribution of landscape architecture for the proposed topic.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    Studio focuses on the Baltic Sea and the productive processes and activities that are dependent or based on the marine environment and landscape. The sea has been used in many ways throughout the history and the importance of the sea is growing even more in today’s society.


    The nature of the Baltic Sea is changing mainly due to long-term wastewater load and nutrient loss from agriculture, as well as the ongoing warming of the sea temperature. The Baltic Sea has been even titled as one of the most polluted seas in the world.  The changes in the marine environment affect how the sea is used and productive activities must adapt and reconcile with the state of the marine ecosystems. There is an urgent need for more sustainable and diverse use of the sea, at the same time as the well-being of the sea must be taken care of.


    During the studio students will deepen their understanding of the Baltic Sea landscape, the state of the marine ecosystems and how different productive activities contribute the unique and fragile marine environment. The aim is to produce strategies and plans for future sustainable and resilient use of the marine environment especially focusing on the Finnish sea area. Topics that will be considered during the course include, for instance, energy and food production, tourism, transport, landfills and other natural resources and benefits provided by the sea. Is the Baltic Sea lost ecosystem or can we find a way towards a sustainable future of the marine exploitation?


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The assessment methods of the course (e.g. assignments) will promote a combined exploration of theoretical concepts and their practical application. Further information given on MyCourses

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course will be graded in scale 0- 5.

    The assignments will have the following weight in the final grade:

    Analysis (group assignment) (20%)

    Course assignment (50%)

    Reflection of personal work (week assignments) (15%)

    Opponency (10%)

    Participation and activeness during the contact teaching (5%)


    The evaluation will be done by the responsible teachers with the possible help of external experts. 

    Formative assessment: mid-reviews and open discussions with peers and teacher

    Summative review: Mainly in the final review

    Final assessment: by teacher with the possible collaboration of invited experts. The assessment will be based on the level of achievement of the intended learning outcomes, the level of understanding of the course contents and the capacity to generate consistent, innovative and well-presented proposals. In addition, the critical, effective and constructive participation in the discussions of the course will be positively valued.


    The delay of submitted course work (assignments, etc.) affects its assessment:

    If the work is delayed but submitted by 16.1.2021, the grade is lowered with one point (i.e. 3 becomes 2), 

    If the work is delayed but submitted by 8.2.2021  (2. jälkipalautuspäivä), the grade is lowered with two points. (i.e. 3 becomes 1) 

    In the end of the course the instructor may also accept unsubmitted work which is almost accomplished, but the unfinishedness of the work is taken into consideration in the grading


Workload
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Tutored studies 55 hrs (lectures, seminars, review sessions, tutoring for the preparation of the assignments), independent study 212-345 hrs (readings, research and planning assignments), in total 267-400 hrs

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course will consist of several parts based on the following division. In the beginning of the course the students will prepare personal workplans defining the number of the credits and personal timetable. 


    Full Studio (10-15 credits): 

    Lectures, seminars, excursion (1 credit)

    Tutoring and review sessions (1 credit)

    Analysis (group assignment) (2 credits)

    Week assignments (1 credits)

    Studio assignment (5-8 credits, based on personal workplan)

     

    In total tutored studies about 55 hrs. (lectures, seminars, review sessions, tutoring for the preparation of the assignments), independent study 212-345 hrs. (readings, research and assignments), in total 267-390 hrs.


    Seminar Course (3 credits): Tutored studies 35 hrs. (lectures, seminars, review session), independent study 45 hrs. (readings and preparation of assignments), in total 80 hrs.


DETAILS

Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Distributed during the course.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    More information will be given on My Courses. 

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    MAR-E1020, MA.94-3310

Prerequisites
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Bachelor degree in landscape architecture or other disciplines linked to the central topic of the course

Registration for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    WebOodi. For the registration period see WebOodi.

     

    The order of priority for admitting students to courses at Aalto ARTS 1.1.2018 onwards (approved by The Committee of Arts, Design and Architecture on 10.10.2017) The order of priority is as follows:

    1. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have scheduled it for the current academic year in their personal study plan (HOPS);
    2. exchange students for whom the course is a part of his/her officially approved learning agreement and scheduled to be taken during the current semester;
    3. students for whom the course is compulsory for their major/programme and who have not completed it yet;
    4. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major s or programme s alternative studies and has been scheduled in the student's PSP (HOPS) for the current academic year
    5. students, for whom the course is part of his/her major s or programme s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
    6. students for whom the course is compulsory for their minor;
    7. students, for whom the course is part of his/her minor subject s alternative studies and who have not completed the requisite number of credits for alternative studies yet;
    8. students who have applied for the course through a student mobility scheme (internal mobility within Aalto University, flexible study right (JOO) studies etc.);
    9. other students.

     

    Courses that are intended to be multidisciplinary (e.g. UWAS courses) may apply an order of priority based on the learning outcomes of the course, while bearing in mind the university obligation of enabling students to complete their degrees within the normative duration of study set for the degree. The order of priority does not apply to courses organised by the Centre for General Studies or doctoral courses.

    This decision on the order of priority does not influence the right of the teacher to define prerequisites for the course.

     

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course is organized  as distance teaching. As an exception there will be an excursion (details will be confirmed during the course).

    A preliminary assignment will be published by the 24th of August. The submission of the pre-assignment will be in MyCourses by the 8th of Sebtember.


SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

FURTHER INFORMATION

Further Information
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Minimum number of participants is 5 students.

    The course can be completed also in a more condensed form as the course MAR-E1017 Landscape Architecture, Special Project, separately agreed upon.

  • Applies in this implementation:

    The course is organized  as distance teaching. As an exception there will be an excursion (details will be confirmed during the course).

    A preliminary assignment will be published by the 24th of August. The submission of the pre-assignment will be in MyCourses by the 8th of Sebtember.


Details on the schedule
  • Applies in this implementation:

    The schedule will be announced by the 8th of September 2020.

Description

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