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Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

The Roots and Routes of Asian Environmental Thought

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 95 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Landscape Theory Part 17m
Landscape Theory Part 29m
Museum Rietberg Chinese Landscape Art Collection9m
Shanshui in Modern Art26m
Landscape and Body, Part 19m
Landscape and Body, Part 214m
Landscape and Body, Part 3: Ecosickness narratives10m
4 readings
Recommended literature10m
Text Relating to Ecosickness Video1h
Recommended Videos10m
Recommended Literature10m
1 practice exercise
Module 110m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Entangled Landscapes - Chinese Garden Concepts and Global Environments

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 112 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Chinese Gardens in Britain 112m
Chinese Gardens in Britain 28m
Chinese Literati Gardens8m
Wädenswil Garden of TCM Herbs14m
Demolition, Part 18m
Demolition, Part 28m
Hometown Nostalgia14m
New Village Movements10m
Modern Landscaping8m
Shaxi Reconstruction Project8m
5 readings
Recommended Reading10m
Recommended Reading10m
Recommended Videos10m
Recommended Videos10m
Recommended Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 218m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Indian Religious Approaches: Two Communities

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 74 min)
12 videos
What is Religion?4m
Religious Communities4m
Introduction to Zoroastrianism8m
Dokhmenashini: System and Ritual10m
Conflicts and Opinions6m
Outcome: Doongerwadi as Entangled Landscape6m
History of Auroville7m
A City as a Visionary Project for the Evolution of Mankind6m
Community of a Location?4m
Voices of Auroville6m
Conclusions3m
1 practice exercise
Module 320m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Environment in India: Concepts and Socio-Economic Conditions

1 hour to complete
8 videos (Total 57 min)
8 videos
Waste, Pollution, and Cleaning7m
Social Structures7m
Sacred Rivers, Polluted Water6m
Manual Scavenging6m
Public Sanitation6m
India's Economy of Waste7m
Solid Waste Collectors6m
1 practice exercise
Module 418m

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