Landscape Architecture (LARC)
5294. MASTER'S COMPREHENSIVE
EXAMINATION. Must be taken concurrently with Thesis. Directed study, consultation,
and comprehensive examination of course work, leading to and
including the thesis. Oral presentation required. Required of all Master
of Landscape Architecture students in the semester in which they
plan to graduate. Graded P/F/R.
5301. SITE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES
(3-0). Presents the processes and practices of site planning and
development, including site inventory, analysis, and assessment of potential
building sites. Students examine the natural, cultural, and social systems
that affect design decisions, as well as the language and literature
of landscape architecture.
5302. LAND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING
(3-0). The process of land development planning for landscape architects.
Detailed expansion of LARC 5301. Uses case studies in land
development planning to instruct students in the environmental, economic,
legal, and visual issues associated with the land planning process.
5312. HISTORY AND THEORY OF LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECTURE I (3-0). Traces landscape planning and design from
pre-history through Egyptian, Roman, Islamic, and Medieval gardens
to Renaissance, Italian, French, and English landscape
approaches, culminating in the mid-19th Century. Relates landscape design
to the societal, cultural, technological, and belief systems of the
period. Course Specific Fee: $20.
5313. HISTORY AND THEORY OF LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECTURE II (3-0). The contemporary history of the profession from
Andrew Jackson Downing to present day. The growth and development
of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA),
professional education, the environmental movement, large scale
regional planning, and significant landscape architectural projects of the
past century. Prerequisite: LARC 5312. Course Specific Fee: $20.
5320. COMMUNICATIONS FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS(2-4). Primary class for the development of graphic
and communication skills in landscape architecture. Provides a
method for transferring conceptual ideas into legible graphic
presentations. Should be taken concurrently with LARC 5661 Design Studio
I. Lab fee: $2. Course Specific Fee: $20.
5321. ADVANCED COMMUNICATIONS
(2-4). Presentation techniques; expansion on graphic thinking and
communication presented in LARC 5320. Prerequisite: LARC 5320 or
permission of the instructor. Lab fee: $2. Course Specific Fee: $22.
5324. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ART SEMINAR (2-2). Siting and creating works of art; analysis
of the creative processes of the two different-yet-related disciplines;
case studies of built works. Communication of ideas
through environmental media. Prerequisites: completion of
landscape architecture core, permission of the instructor. Lab fee: $2.
Course Specific Fee: $22.
5325. COLLABORATIVE WORKS SEMINAR
(2-2). Examines the professional roles of each of the associated disciplines of
landscape architecture. Case studies, internship presentations, and guest
lecturers from each area serve as the basis for discussion, analysis, and
discovery of the workings of collaborative processes. Investigates
the communication processes of successful collaborative
works. Prerequisites: completion of landscape architecture core,
permission of the instructor. Course Specific Fee: $22.