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1000 Level Courses

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

1401. Landscape Architecture Drawing and Drafting (4). 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). Prerequisites: 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.

2000 Level Courses

2100. Landscape Architecture Portfolio Preparation (1). Prerequisite: LARC 2401. Introduction to professional portfolio development for landscape architecture and preparation of each individual portfolio for faculty review. S.

2302. Development of Landscape Architecture (3). 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. Fulfills core Language, Philosophy, and Culture requirement. F.

2308. Computer-Aided Design in Landscape Architecture (3). Prerequisites: 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 Graphics in Landscape Architecture (3). Prerequisites: LARC 2308, LA majors only. Exploration of contemporary applications of three dimensional modeling and computer rendering in the profession of landscape architecture. S.

2401. Basic Design in Landscape Architecture (4). Prerequisite: LARC 1402. LA 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). Prerequisites: LARC 1402, 2401 and PSS 2330. A continuation of basic design with emphasis on site inventory, analysis, and programming in relationship to the design process. S.

2404. Landscape Architecture Grading and Drainage (4). Prerequisites: CTEC 2301 and LARC 2402. Introduction to site layout, grading and drainage, earthwork and runoff computations, and site implementation drawing techniques. F.

3000 Level Courses

3401. Landscape Architecture Site Design (4). Prerequisites: LARC 2100 and 2402. Site analysis and design as they apply to projects of various scale, scope, and resolution. F.

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

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

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

4000 Level Courses

4000. Internship (V1-6). Minimum 8 weeks, prior departmental approval, and must be completed for graduation.

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). Prerequisite: Senior standing. Assigned readings, informal discussions, oral reports, and papers. F.

4101. Proposal Writing in Landscape Architecture (1). Prerequisites: LARC 4402 and ENGL 2311. Comprehensive writing for landscape architecture final project thesis. The course includes program development methodology and the framework for proposal writing. F. (Writing Intensive)

4302. Environmental Planning for Sustainable Development (3). Prerequisites: BIOL 1305 and 1113. An introduction to environmental planning issues with emphasis on the integration of related disciplines to attain environmentally and socially sustainable development. F.

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

4401. Urban Design (4). Prerequisites: LARC 3402, 3403, 3404; 2.5 GPA. Public urban spaces and their surrounding built edges. Organization, form, and character of streets, parks, and plazas. F.

4402. Regional Planning and Design (4). Prerequisites: LARC 2309, 4401; GEOG 3300; 2.5 GPA. Regional landscape planning and design in landscape architecture based on natural and cultural resource factors. S.

4404. Landscape Architecture Materials and Details (4). Prerequisite: LARC 3404. Introduction of landscape architecture construction systems, materials, irrigation, retaining walls, lighting, structures, joining of materials, and implementation drawings. F.

4506. Collaboration Studio (5). Prerequisites: LARC 2309 and 4402; 2.5 GPA. An interdisciplinary studio for the design professions which address the process and skills necessary for collaboration and teamwork. Field trip required. F.

4507. Landscape Architecture Senior Project (5). Prerequisites: LARC 4506 and 4101; 2.5 GPA. Individual design demonstration project representing comprehensive skilled synthesis of knowledge and professional skills developed in study of landscape architecture. S. (Writing Intensive)
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5000 Level Courses

5001. Special Problems in Landscape Architecture (V1-4). Selected problems based on student’s needs and interests not included in other courses. May be repeated for credit with approval of department.

5201. Landscape Architecture Graphics (2). Introduction to drafting and landscape graphics. Developing skills for effective graphic expression of design in two and three-dimensional representation. F.

5302. Advanced Environmental Planning for Sustainable Development (3). An introduction to environmental planning issues with emphasis on the integration of related disciplines to attain environmentally and socially sustainable development. F.

5304. Introduction to Natural Resources and Design (3). Overview of the evolution of human attitudes toward the environment as evidenced in designs on the land throughout history to the present day.

5308. Computer-Aided Design in Landscape Architecture (3). Hands-on introduction to computer-aided design technology that is currently most applicable to the needs of the profession of landscape architecture. F.

5309. Advanced Computer-Aided Design in Landscape Architecture (3). Prerequisite: LARC 5308. Advanced application of CAD in landscape architecture. S.

5310. History of Landscape Architecture (3). Investigation of the issues, work, and personalities in landscape architecture as expressed through design and their relationship to and influence on society and nature. F.

5312. Planting Design (3). Prerequisite: PSS 6001. The characteristics of plants with their forms in the landscape. Special emphasis on preparation of planting plans. S.

5314. Landscape Architecture Grading and Drainage (3). Introduction to site grading and drainage, earthwork and runoff computations and site implementation drawing techniques. F.

5315. Landscape Architecture Site Construction and Development (3). Prerequisite: LARC 5314. Complex grading and drainage, drainage structures: storm water management, and horizontal and vertical circulation alignment in large scale site development. S.

5316. Landscape Architecture Materials and Details (3). Prerequisite: LARC 5315. The study of landscape architecture site construction and materials, products and their application and integration to the man-made environment. F.

5401. Landscape Architecture Principles and Process (4). An accelerated course emphasizing professional drafting and graphics, design principles and theory and the introduction of site analysis. F.

5402. Site Design (4). Prerequisites: LARC 5201, 5314, and 5401. An accelerated course emphasizing landscape site analysis process, and conceptual design and theory, with a continuation of professional graphics techniques. S.
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6000 Level Course

6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-6). Prerequisite: LARC 6203.

6100. Landscape Architecture Seminar (1). Critical readings, discussion and writing on a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary planning, design, management, and environmental issues. F.

6203. Thesis Research, Preparation, and Organization (2). Prerequisite: LARC 6301. Preparation of thesis project content, selection of the thesis committee, and the proposal submission to the Graduate Studies Committee for approval.

6301. Research Methodology for Planning and Design (3). Introduction to the research process and methods used in the design-planning field. F.

6302. Administrative Aspects of Landscape Architecture (3). The methods, procedures, and organizational structure of professional practice in landscape architecture. F.

6306. Special Problems (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Methods of interpretation of planning and designing projects that influence the historical, ethnic, and cultural aspects of a region.

6401. Urban Design (4). Prerequisites: LARC 5402, 5315. Analysis, planning and design of urban environments with emphasis on urban development theories, municipal regulations, and master plan development.

6402. Regional Landscape Planning (4). Prerequisites: LARC 5308, 6401. Theory of planning and design for large scale regional landscape, including an intensive geographic information system (G.I.S.) seminar.

6406. Collaboration Design (4). Prerequisites: LARC 5308, 6402. An interdisciplinary studio for landscape architects, architects, and interior designers addressing the process and skills necessary for collaboration and teamwork. F.

7000 Level Course

7000. Research (V1-12).
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