Department of Landscape Architecture

Professor Alon Kvashny, Chairperson.

Associate Professors Billing and Kavanagh; Assistant Professors Coffee, Hamed, and Sherrod.

This department supervises the following degree programs: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture. Offices and most classroom facilities are located in the Plant Science Building and the Landscape Architecture Pavilion.

The landscape architecture program exposes the student to the basic skills and knowledge required to enter the landscape architecture profession in either the public or the private sector. This program emphasizes physical design and planning in the natural and urban environment. Landscape architecture students are urged to intern in the offices of registered landscape architects, planners, and associated professionals in the summer prior to their last year.

The department is a member of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, and the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture curriculum is accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects.

The department and faculty are associated with the American Society of Landscape Architects, the American Planning Association, the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, American Horticultural Therapy Association, the Landscape Institute, International Division of APA, and the Association of Egyptian-American Scholars.

The department reserves the right to retain, exhibit, and reproduce work submitted by students. Work submitted for grade is the property of the department and remains such until it is returned to the student.

The department administers a scholarship program for students with potential for high academic performance. Contact the department for information and scholarship application forms.

This department offers a minor in landscape studies for students majoring outside the department. For more information on requirements for completing a minor, refer to the "Selecting a Minor" segment in the college section of this catalog or contact the departmental chairperson.

Landscape Architecture Curriculum.

FIRST YEAR
Fall Spring
ENGL 1301, Ess. Coll. Rhetoric 3 ENGL 1302, Adv. Coll. Rhetoric 3
MATH 1320, Coll. Algebra 3 MATH 1321, Trig. 3
HIST 2300, Hist. of U.S. to 1877 3 BIOL 1313, Eco. & Environ. Prob. 3
*LARC 1401, L.A. Drawing 4 BIOL 1113, Environmental Prob. Lab. 1
LARC 1302, Intro. to Land. Arch. 3 *LARC 1402, L.A. Graphics 4
16 14
SECOND YEAR
Fall Spring
HIST 2301, Hist. of U.S. since 1877 3 PSS 1411, Prin. of Horticulture 4
*CTEC 2301, Surveying & Surveys 3 *LARC 2402, L.A. Design Process 4
AAEC 2305, Fund. of Ag. & Appl. Eco 3 *LARC, 2200, L.A. Portfolio Prep. 2
or Ind. or Group Behavior *LARC 3302, Develop. of L.A. 3
*LARC 2401, Land. Arch. I 4 *LARC 2309, Advanced CAD in L.A. 3
*LARC 2308, Comp. Aid. Des. 3 16
16
THIRD YEAR
Fall Spring
ENGL 2311, Technical Writing 3 *RWFM 4314, Watershed Planning. 3
*PSS 3318, Woody Plants 3 *LARC 3402, Master Planning 4
RWFM 2302, Ecology & Conservation 3 *LARC 3403, Planting Design 4
*LARC 3401, L.A. Site Design 4 *LARC 3404, L.A. Site Cons. & Dev. 4
*LARC 2404, L.A. Grading & Drainage 4 15
17
FOURTH YEAR
Fall Spring
PSS 2330, Urban Soils 3 COMS 2300, Public Speaking 3
GEOG 3300, Geo. Info. Systems 3 *LARC 4402, Reg. Plan & Design 4
*LARC 4401, Urban Design 4 *LARC 4303, Environmental Mgt. 3
*LARC 4404, L.A. Materials & Details 4 Directed Electives 6
LARC 4302, Env. Planning 3 16
17
FIFTH YEAR
Fall Spring
POLS 1301, Am. Gov. Org. 3 POLS 2302, Am. Gov. Policy 3
RWFM 4403, Aerial Photo. Interp. 4 *LARC 4405, L.A. Sen. Project Studio 4
*LARC 4406, Collaboration Studio 4 LARC 4100, Seminar 1
LARC 4311, Professional Practice 3 Directed electives 6
*LARC 4101, Proposal Writing in L.A. 1 14
15

Minimum hours required for graduation 155. (Students will fulfill the university Multicultural requirement by completing LARC 3302.)

An internship, approved in the previous semester, must be completed prior to graduation.

*Must be passed with a minimum grade of C or better.

No LARC or required prerequisite may be taken pass-fail.

Directed electives are subject to approval of the academic advisor and department chairperson.

Courses in Landscape Architecture. (LARC)

1302. Introduction to Landscape Architecture (3:3:0). An introduction to the multidisciplinary field of landscape architecture exploring its historical evolution, highlighting its interaction with arts and science, and examine its contemporary leaders

1401. Landscape Architecture Drawing and Drafting (3:2:1). Prerequisite: LA majors only. Introduction to drafting equipment, drafting and drawing. Construction of one-point and two-point perspective, shade and shadow, elements of visual composition. F.

1402. Landscape Architecture Graphics (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 1401, LA majors only. Develop knowledge and skills for effective graphic expression of design. Emphasis on scaled drawings, three-dimensional representation and color graphics. S.

2200. Landscape Architecture Portfolio Preparation (2:1:2). Introduction to professional portfolio development for landscape architecture and preparation of individual portfolio for faculty review.

2308. Computer-Aided Design in Landscape Architecture (3:1:4). Prerequisite: LARC 1402, LA majors only or consent of instructor. Hands-on introduction to current computer-aided design technology most applicable to landscape architecture. F.

2309. Advanced Computer-Aided Design in Landscape Architecture (3:1:4). Prerequisite: LARC 2308, LA majors only. Exploration of contemporary applications of CAD in the profession of landscape architecture. S.

2401. Basic Design in Landscape Architecture (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 1407. L.A. majors only. A basic course in landscape architecture incorporating the principles of art and landscape architecture in design. F.

2402. Landscape Architecture Design Process (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 2401 and 1407. A continuation of basic design with additional emphasis on site inventory, analysis, and programming in their relationship to the design process. Collaboration. S.

2404. Landscape Architecture Grading and Drainage (4:2:4). Prerequisite: Surveying and LARC 2402. Introduction to site layout, grading and drainage, earthwork and runoff computations, and site implementation drawing techniques. S.

3302. Development of Landscape Architecture (3:3:0). History of landscape architecture. Design as expression of culture and society's relationship to nature. Geographical, historical, and cultural context of major movements in landscape architecture. F.

3401. Landscape Architecture Site Design (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 2200 and 2402. Site planning and design as they apply to projects of various scale, scope, and resolution. F.

3402. Master Planning (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 3401 and LARC 2404. Comprehensive design problems integrating all aspects of site design, planting design and construction. S.

3403. Planting Design (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 3401 and PSS 3318. Theory and practice including plants in site design, planting design techniques, planting plans and technical specifications.

3404. Landscape Architecture Site Construction and Development (4:2:4). Prerequisite: LARC 2404. Complex grading and drainage, drainage structures, horizontal and vertical circulation alignment in large scale site development. F.

4000. Internship (V1-6). Minimum 8 weeks and prior departmental approval.

4001. Landscape Architecture Problems (V1-4). An investigation of a problem in the profession of special interest to the student. Open to all advanced students.

4100. Seminar (1:1:0). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Assigned readings, informal discussions, and oral reports and papers. S.

4101. Proposal Writing in Landscape Architecture (1:1:0). Comprehensive writing for landscape architecture final project-thesis. The course includes program development methodology and the framework for proposal writing.

4302. Environmental Planning for Sustainable Development (3:3:0). An introduction to environmental planning issues with emphasis on the integration of related disciplines to attain environmentally and socially sustainable development.

4303. Environmental Management for Sustainable Development (3:3:0). Prerequisite: LARC 1407. Environmental management principles and procedures. An investigation of land planning, environmental law, resource economics, and public policy to achieve sustainable development.

4311. Professional Practice (3:3:0). Prerequisite: Fifth-year standing. Methods, procedures, and ethics of professional practice of landscape architecture. F.

4401. Urban Design (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 3402, LARC 3403 and LARC 3404. Public urban spaces and their surrounding built edges. Organization, form, and character of streets, parks, and plazas. F.

4402. Regional Planning and Design (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 4309. Regional landscape planning and design in landscape architecture based on natural and cultural resource factors F. (Writing Intensive)

4404. Landscape Architecture Materials and Details (4:2:4). Prerequisite: LARC 3304. Introduction of landscape architecture construction systems, materials, irrigation, retaining walls, lighting, structures, joining of materials, and implementation drawings. F.

4405. Landscape Architecture Senior Project (4:1:6). Prerequisite: LARC 4406 and 4101. Individual design demonstration project representing comprehensive skilled synthesis of knowledge and professional skills developed in study of landscape architecture. (Writing Intensive)

4406. Collaboration Studio (4:1:9). An interdisciplinary studio for the design professions which address the process and skills necessary for collaboration and teamwork.


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