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2110. Landscape Architecture: Graphics I -Design Drawing

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 2120 or 2410.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of graphic representation, exploration and development of design form. Introduction to basic design principles. Application of graphic & design theory through free-hand drawing in a studio environment. Abstraction and transformation of form emphasized.

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2120. Landscape Architecture: Graphics II Design Communication

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2110; open only to Landscape Architecture majors. Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 3130.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of visual perception and model making. Application of theory in the creation of various graphic products including plan, section, elevation, paraline and perspective drawings. Controlled free hand and computer methods in a studio environment.

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2210E. The Common (Shared) Landscape of the USA: Rights, Responsibilities and Values

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Cannot be taken after LAND 2220 or 2410.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to the study of vernacular landscapes in the USA with an emphasis on the relationship between societal values and land use patterns. CA 1.

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2220. Landscape Architecture: Theory II - Design History

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2210. Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 4340.

Grading Basis: Graded

The development of designed landscapes is followed through time, emphasizing influences on current landscape architecture theory and practice.

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2410. Landscape Architecture: Design I - Site Analysis

5.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2110 and 2210; open to Landscape Architecture majors only. Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 3420 or 3580.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of site design and site analysis. Dimensional requirements and appropriate relationships of site elements and systems. Collection and analysis of site data including legal, physical and cultural factors. Application in a variety of site design projects. Field trips are required.

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3130. Landscpe Architecture: Graphics III - Computer Applications

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2120; open only to Landscape Architecture majors. Not open to students who have passed LAND 3140.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of computer use in landscape architecture. Computer applications for data gathering, analysis and graphic communication. Application of knowledge and theory to a variety of site planning and design projects. GEOC

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3140. Graphics IV: Advanced Computer Applications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 3130; open only to Landscape Architecture majors or with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge, theory and application of advanced computer applications used in site planning and site design.

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3230W. Environmental Planning and Landscape Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theories, concepts and methods for sustainable design of the land to balance the needs for conservation and development. Topics include land use planning, ecological design, and cultural and natural landscape assessment at a variety of scales and settings.

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3310. Landscape Architecture: Construction I - Site Engineering

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2120; open only to Landscape Architecture majors. Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 3320 or 3330.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory and practice in manipulating landform in landscape architecture. Earthwork computation, drainage systems, sedimentation and erosion control, roadway design and low-impact design.

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3320. Landscape Architecture:Construction II - Materials & Methods

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 3310; open to Landscape Architecture majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of site construction. Characteristics and installation methods of materials including concrete, masonry, wood and metal. Application of knowledge and theory through development of construction drawings and related documents for site construction projects.

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3330. Landscape Architecture: Construction III - Planting Design

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 3310; open only to landscape architecture majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of the role of plants as visual, spatial, ecological and cultural design elements and systems. Analysis & creation of planting plans that support & develop design concepts and respond to physical site conditions. Application on a variety of project types in a studio environment.

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3420. Landscape Architecture: Design II - Space, Form and Meaning

5.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2410; open to Landscape Architecture majors. Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 3430.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of spatial form in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Application of theory in the creation of 3-dimensional landscape models in a studio environment. Student attitudes about self-expression, environmental issues and social responsibility will be explored.

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3430. Landscape Architecture: Design III - Program Development

5.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 3420; open to Landscape Architecture majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of site design and planning with a focus on program analysis and development. Design of appropriate form and function through precedent study and research on user and client needs, development regulations and site context. Application of theory to a variety of project types and scales. Field trips required.

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3510. European Urban Form and Design

3.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Study abroad course in Florence, Italy or other European location. The study of historical gardens, cityscapes and the critical inquiry of visual form and coherent patterns in cities. Site visits and team design projects.

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3580. Field Studies in the Built Environment

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: LAND 2410; open only to Landscape Architecture majors or with instructor consent

Grading Basis: Graded

Travel to examples of landscape architecture, urban design, art installations or other related examples of spaces or places. Three day-long field trips.

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3582. Field Studies - Professional Conference

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

Prerequisites: LAND 3420, which may be taken concurrently; open only to Landscape Architecture majors, others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Travel and participation in a professional conference or meeting related to landscape architecture .

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4294. Landscape Architecture: Theory V - Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open to Landscape Architecture majors only.

Grading Basis: Graded

Current topics in landscape architecture. This course may be repeated for credit.

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4340. Landscape Architecture: Theory IV - Professional Practice

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 2220; open only to Landscape Architecture majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Business, legal and professional dimensions of landscape architecture. Modes of practice, licensure & ethics, and contract development & administration. Emphasis on portfolio development and licensure preparation.

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4440. Landscape Architecture: Design IV - Community Planning

5.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 3430; open only to landscape architecture majors. Cannot be taken for credit after passing LAND 4450.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge & theory of design of large scale landscapes such as open space systems, village and town centers and residential subdivisions. Application of theory to a variety of projects including community outreach work. Field trips are required.

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4450. Landscape Architecture: Design V - Capstone

5.00 credits

Prerequisites: LAND 4440; open to Landscape Architecture majors.

Grading Basis: Graded

Knowledge and theory of site planning and design. Application of theory and skills from previous design courses to a single, comprehensive site planning and design project. Field trips are required.

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