CCI 40095 ST: Human Influence on Landscape | Office of Global Education | Kent State University

CCI 40095 ST: Human Influence on Landscape

Course Name: CCI 40095 ST: Human Influence on Landscape 

Description: Students will start this course by exploring Florence's architectural landscape:  A World Heritage Site compressed within the 1st century Roman walls creating a photographic palette that can at times be overwhelming in its visual intensity.  The task for the student is to connect to what he/she experiences or feels versus what is just seen.

Then imagine the Historic District of Florence as being locked in time in 1600 and then uninhabited until 1850.  Identify what was before and what is after and how do they interact and affect each other?  For example, since 1850 mankind has introduced trains, automobiles, telephones, computers, electricity and on.

Some typical building sites in Florence are the seemingly endless buildings and bridges such as the Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio, and the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazzale Michelangelo and on.  Or the student may redefine the architectural landscape (or landscape as architecture) and deomonstrate how landscape can both stand on its own as space or architecture and how it is enhanced/defined/altered by human affect.

From here, the student will expand their personal study and focus with Landscape: It can remain Florence; it can become rural or it can be explorations of Europe and/ or European cities.  Wherever he/she chooses, a strong sense of place expressed through Landscape is paramount.

At the end of the semester, each student will present a printed portfolio of their work and select examples will be chosen for gallery shows in Florence and at KSU.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites: JMC 22001 Photography (or) VCD 18000 Photography (or) by approval of the instructor.

Program Requirements Course Subsitutions: JNL (Photo J): subs for JMC Specialization Electives II; PHOI: subs for VCD 48009 Fashion Photography

Schedule Type:  Combined lecture/lab (1:2)

Instructor:  Bärbel Elisabeth Christine Reinhard; (course creator: Tim Bell)