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2021 - 2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 310 - The Art of Healing Landscapes

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100  or permission of instructor

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course surveys various art principles and concepts together with their historical development as shown in representative works of painting, photography, architecture and landscape architecture focused on healing landscapes. Healing designs from many cultures will be examined from pre-history to the present around the following themes: landscape and memory, ancient places of power, gardens for holistic care, meditation gardens, spiritual symbolism, medicinal gardens, restorative landscapes, trends in hospital designs, failed healing landscapes, evidence based design, memorials, and therapeutic landscapes.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. SUNY GE 8: Students will demonstrate understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.

Students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the elements of art, and principles of design using descriptive writing; and articulate supported interpretations of select works.
  2. Create original artwork in which students effectively utilize the elements of art and principles of design to demonstrate key characteristics of select styles/periods.
  3. Explain major developments in the history of landscape design, and how socio-cultural change has affected landscape designers.
  4. Synthesize research from primary and secondary sources to explore the historical and/or contemporary impact of landscapes in healthcare.