First, the students will have a methodological knowledge about landscapes:
- The concept of landscape and the way of doing landscape research.
- The newest viewpoints and approaches of landscape studies. Special attention will be paid to the use of methods of both physical and cultural landscapes.
- Better understanding of the complexity of the concept of landscape and better opportunity to study analyze it.
Second, the students will get an empirical knowledge about landscapes: comparing the characteristics of different cases of landscape studies.
Third, the course will also give students competencies to carry out research in a multi-national group situation.