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Greenery and Landscape Design
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|Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
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|Kauno m. sav. Kauno m. K. Donelaičio g. 58
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|Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras, 8/31/2020
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Summary of the Profile
Objective(s) of a study program:
The main objective of the study program is to prepare comprehensive high quality university degree specialists, having knowledge of the nature elements and landscape management technologies, of art in spatial design, able to apply the laws of spatial planning, adapting or transforming landscape and natural environment elements according to the needs of society, to keep balance between human created elements and nature, carry out business in landscape design, to lead management of green spaces.
The first partial objective is to provide the knowledge of society development and to inoculate the concepts of professional values, to develop social responsibility, to convey principles of sustainable development, skills of natural, cultural and social environment assessment in connection with the development of landscape architecture trends.
Second partial objective – provide knowledge of the nature elements and landscape management technologies, to develop skills of rational use of natural resources, landscape planning and management business management in landscape design.
Third partial objective – provide knowledge of spatial art, history and theory of landscape architecture, to develop capability of green space design incorporating harmony laws of art, creating a different scope and scale of human habitat.
1. To be able to describe and assess changes of natural, cultural and social environment, to define the transforming factors in those fields, to understand the needs of society.
2. To be able to reveal the ethical and professional values, social development factors and communication skills in professional activities.
3. To be able to analyze, evaluate and shape the landscape.
4. To recognize and be able to describe plants suitable for parks and gardens, to evaluate and to effect plant growing conditions, to be able to use plants in garden design.
5. To be able to combine the cultural and natural systems, to deal with the landscape of territorial unit integration questions.
6. To be able to selected research methods for observation and understanding of the natural processes, analyze and investigate the characteristics of their interactions.
7. To be able to describe the engineering objects, to apply various materials, methods, techniques, to use design documentation and be capable to administrate.
8. To be able to offer tools for natural environment improvement and recultivation, organize landscape design and management business, use natural resources in a sustainable way.
9. To be able to describe the history of the cultural form, to know and explain the typology of parks and gardens, to understand the design field as a social art.
10. To know the landscape planning and design theory and methods.
11. To be able to deal with the challenges of space development in planning, designing and managing the landscape, to apply regulations of land-use planning.
12. To be able to apply harmony laws of art in development of different scope and scale of human habitats.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Contact work consists of lectures, seminars, excursions, design studios, laboratory work, exercises, practices, consulting, tests, exams, supervising the final work.
Student self-dependant learning activities include preparation for seminars, laboratory work, tests and exams, substantive literature studies, taking individual and group tasks, coursework, final work preparation and delivery.
Teaching methods applied promote students' creative skills. They include debate, discussion, mind map, brainstorming, expert method, student presentations and approach to work in pairs and in groups, case studies of the real problems, development scenarios, practice in the workplace etc. The students are inspired for active participation in the lectures: after some introduction by the lecturer, they are supposed to read the study material before the following lectures, to formulate some questions, to speak to some topics, to participate in the discussion.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Studies of the subject end with an exam. Exam may be taken in written or oral form. Before the exam session students are required to complete the laboratory, control, exercise activities, course projects and other forms of self-learning. The final note for a study subject consists of the knowledge evaluation during the exam (50-60%) and other work evaluation.
Subject evaluation methods are as follows: problematic issues, tests, short answer demanding questions, questions to answer using the open literature, oral questions, individual notification, the team (small group), prepared the report presentation, poster, abstract, problem tasks laboratory or practical work deliveries, study trip report, substantive work diaries, employer's reference, practical training report, presentation of the results of training practice, role-play (performance), delivery, presentation of various projects, various reviews.
Students are supposed to take one study subject from both optional subject groups (totally 8 ECTS):
Arboriculture, Recreational Forestry;
Environmental sociology and Psychology, ect.
Distinctive features of a study program:
Students have the opportunity to study individual courses abroad under the ERASMUS program.