LSS 105 - Introduction to Landscape Studies


Reid W. Bertone-Johnson

M W 9:25 AM - 10:40 AM

Smith College

Seelye 312
This introductory course explores the evolving and interdisciplinary field of landscape studies. Drawing upon a diverse array of disciplinary influences in the social sciences, humanities and design fields, landscape studies is concerned with the complex and multifaceted relationship between human beings and the physical environment. Students in this course learn to critically analyze a wide variety of landscape types from the scale of a small garden to an entire region, as well as to practice different methods of landscape investigation. It is a course designed to change the way one sees the world, providing a fresh look at everyday and extraordinary places alike. Priority given to first-year students, sophomores and LSS minors. Enrollment limited to 30.
Instructor Permission: Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.