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Graduate Catalog | 2005-2007
School of Architecture

Landscape Architecture

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Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was published.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

LAR | Landscape Architecture

380. Summer Atelier in Landscape Architecture. An introduction to the fundamental components of landscape architecture and graphic communication. Students are introduced to basic drawing and representational skills. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

381R. Topics in Visual Communication. Advanced topics in media and interpretation, such as freehand drawing, measured drawings, aspects of computer graphics, geographic information systems, and photography. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Landscape Architecture 381M and 381R may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

384. Topics in Horticulture and Plants in Design. Study of habitat, site and technical conditions, and characteristics of plant typologies and their application to landscape practice. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385. Topics in Environmental Science. Elective seminars in aspects of environmental analysis, ecological and systemic approaches, sustainable development, and applied methods of geographic information systems. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385K. Technology Workshop I. Fundamentals of building and landscape relationships as encompassed in site planning and design. Examines a variety of site conditions in relationship to both environmental protection and human usage. Considers the roles and usage of materials in terms of planting and construction. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Landscape Architecture 383K and 385K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

385L. Technology Workshop II. Site and ecological analysis and planning as related to site design issues. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Landscape Architecture 383L and 385L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 385K (or 383K), and consent of the graduate adviser.

385M. Advanced Seminar in Landscape Technology. Current issues related to landscape technology and their influence and application in the built world. Landscape Architecture 383M and 385M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 385L (or 383L), and consent of the graduate adviser.

386. Professional Practice. Ethical, legal, economic, and administrative processes and responsibilities of the landscape architect practitioner. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

387. Landscape Ecology. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

388. Topics in Landscape Architecture History and Theory. Seminars on advanced topics in history and theory, including analysis, readings, and critique of significant positions, practice, and discourse. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Landscape Architecture 382M and 388 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 388L (or 382L), and consent of the graduate adviser.

388K. History and Theory of Landscape Architecture I. An introduction to the history narrative of landscape architecture through the development of ideas and principles related to context, designer, and text. Landscape Architecture 382K and 388K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

388L. History and Theory of Landscape Architecture II. An examination of precedents and influences upon twentieth-century landscape, and the critical components of contemporary landscape thought. A consideration of elements and positions forming the discourse on meaning and appropriateness. Landscape Architecture 382L and 388L may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 388K (or 382K), and consent of the graduate adviser.

389, 689. Research in Landscape Architecture. Investigation of problems in landscape architecture selected by the student with approval of the Graduate Studies Committee. Independent study. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

390. Landscape Studio I. Methods of survey, recording, interpretation, and representation of landscape. An introduction to design through examination of object, space, relationship, movement, the human condition, materiality, and ecology. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, concurrent enrollment in Landscape Architecture 390K, and consent of the graduate adviser.

390K. Visual Communication I. An introduction to the study and application of graphic, representational, and communication skills. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Landscape Architecture 381K and 390K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and concurrent enrollment in Landscape Architecture 390.

391. Landscape Studio II. A continued exploration of survey methods, design, decision making, and representation through an increasingly complex series of projects of varied scale and context. Nine laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 390 and 390K (or 381K), concurrent enrollment in Landscape Architecture 391K, and consent of the graduate adviser.

391K. Visual Communication II. Study of a variety of interpretive and design representation skills directed to support the survey, design, and presentation needs of landscape architects. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Landscape Architecture 381L and 391K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and concurrent enrollment in Landscape Architecture 391.

695. Comprehensive Landscape Studio. Provides students with an opportunity to consider a landscape project from initial research and site investigation to detailed design, implementation, and technical detail. Explores relationships between theory and practice, and from conceptual to detailed design throughout stages of the project. Fifteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May not be counted by students with credit for Landscape Architecture 692 unless the subject matter varies. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 390 and 391, and consent of the graduate adviser.

696. Advanced Design. Elective studios offering students an opportunity to explore particular topics in landscape, often in collaboration with architecture and community and regional planning students. Fifteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Landscape Architecture 693 and 696 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 695, and consent of the graduate adviser.

397. Master's Design Study in Landscape Architecture--Preparation. Investigation of problems in landscape architecture selected by the student in preparation for Landscape Architecture 697K. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

697K. Master's Design Study in Landscape Architecture. An independent design project in which the investigation, design process, and critical evaluation are formulated by the student. The project must have a theoretical and research base, provide a comprehensive exploration of a landscape design topic, and offer insight for the furthering of landscape studies. Eighteen laboratory hours a week for one semester. Landscape Architecture 694 and 697K may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Landscape Architecture 696 (or 693) and 397, and consent of the graduate adviser.

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