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Courses in Landscape Architecture (LDA)

Lower Division

1. Introduction to Environmental Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour; term paper. Introduction to the role of design professionals in contributing to the built environment at a range of scales. Introduction to basic methods used by design professionals to evaluate, design, plan, and manage landscapes and the built environment. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 40. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng or SocSci, Wrt | AH or SE or SS, VL, WC, WE.—F. (F.) Napawan

2. Place, Culture and Community (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Introduction to recognizing and reading cultural landscapes, and the application of cultural landscape meaning to the creation of contemporary built environments. Topics include patterns and influences relating to agriculture, military, transportation, housing, wilderness, recreation and tourism. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | ACGH, SS, VL, WC, WE.—W. (W.) Owens

3. Sustainable Development: Theory and Practice (4)

Lecture—2 hours; extensive problem solving—2 hours, discussion—1 hour. Origins, theoretical perspectives, and practical applications of the concept of sustainable development at a number of scales (site, building, neighborhood, city, region, and nation) through lectures, sketch exercises, student projects, walking tours. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | ACGH, SS, VL, WE.—S. (S.) Wheeler

10. World Regional Geography (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Major geographic regions of the world; physical and human geography of each region; interactions between the people and the environment; culture and landscape; major resources; physical environments; population distribution and major cities. GE credit: AH or SS, WC.—S. (S.) 

21. Environmental Design Visualization (5)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1; can be taken concurrently with course 1. Pass One is restricted to Pre-Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Environmental Design majors. Idea expression through graphic media and drawing techniques for visual representation of the built environment, including conventional drafting and expressive techniques. Introduction to computerized graphics techniques. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL.—F. (F.) Boults

23. Computer Graphics for Landscape Architecture (4)

Studio—8 hours; two all-day field trips. Prerequisite: course 21. Restricted to Pre-Landscape Architecture and Landscape Architecture majors only. Landscape architectural communications explored through the computer. Includes computerized drafting, drawing, rendering, desktop publishing, and photorealistic simulation.—F. (F.) 

30. History of Environmental Design (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. History of Environmental Design across disciplines, including landscape architecture, planning, community and urban design. GE credit: ArtHum, Wrt | AH, VL, WE.—W. (W.) Boults

50. Site Ecology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2B. Pass One restricted to Pre-Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Environmental Design majors. Introduction to ecological concepts, including nutrient dynamics, population regulation, community structure, ecosystem function. Principles will be applied to human activities such as biological conservation, ecological restoration, landscape planning, and management. Weekly laboratory devoted to field exercises in local ecosystems. GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL, WE.—S. (S.) Greco

60. Landform and Grading Studio (6)

Studio—8 hours; extensive problem solving. Prerequisite: course 70. Pass One restricted to Pre-Landscape Architecture majors. Introduction of landform and topography as landscape medium and utilization of grading and drainage to design meaningful and functional spaces. Introduction to site analysis, site planning, and the conventions of grading & drainage, including contour manipulation and physical model building. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng | AH or SE, OL, VL.—S. (S.) Napawan

61. AutoCAD for Landscape Architects (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Pass One restricted to Pre-Landscape Architecture, Sustainable Environmental Design, and Landscape Architecture majors. Introduction of computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques and their application to landscape design. Drawing set-up, layer control, basic drawing and editing commands, dimensioning and text styles, symbol libraries, and display commands used in the creation of landscape architectural drawings. Offered irregularly.

70. Introduction to Spacemaking (5)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 21. Pass One restricted to Pre-Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Environmental Design majors. Introduction to basic principles of design towards the creation of space. Introduction to design methodologies and skills necessary to define, manipulate, and represent the built environment. Workshops in 2D computer graphic techniques and 3D physical modeling making will reinforce design principles. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL.—W. (W.) Napawan

98. Directed Group Study in Landscape Architecture (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates in Landscape Architecture (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

102. Methods in Design and Landscape Research (4)

Seminar—4 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 171. Restricted to Landscape Architecture majors. Research, design, and planning methods employed in landscape architecture. Exercises allow students to design independent landscape research. Lectures provide a historical overview of research methodology. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL, WE.—W. (W.) 

120. Advanced Computer Applications (4)

Studio—8 hours; two all-day field trips. Restricted to Landscape Architecture majors. Studio work using computer-aided design, geographic information systems, and other advanced computer programs.—W. (W.) Milligan

140. Green Building, Design, and Materials (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 50, 70. Pass One restricted to Sustainable Environmental Design majors. Sustainable design and construction techniques at site and building scales. Emphasizes real-world case studies, analysis of opportunities for actual sites, and application of LEED and Sustainable Sites green rating systems. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng | AH or SE, VL.—F. (F.) Milligan

141. Community Participation and Design (4)

Lecture—1 hours; laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—3 hours; project—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 21, 30, 50, 70. Restricted to Sustainable Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture majors. Introduction to community participation and design. Incorporates social and cultural factors, public and community processes, theories and practices related to human-environment behavior; community involvement in design, social analysis, community engagement, accessibility, diversity and politics of place. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL.—W. (W.) Simpson

142. Applying Sustainable Strategies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours; extensive problem solving. Prerequisite: course 140, 141. Restricted to Sustainable Environmental Design Majors. Capstone class examines case studies and techniques of sustainable development. Student teams will develop detailed proposals for real-world sites. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng or SocSci | AH or SE or SS, OL, VL, WE.—S. (S.) 

150. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Plant Sciences 21 or equivalent with consent of instructor. Priority given to College of Agricultural and Environmental Science majors. Basic concepts, principles, and methods of GIS are presented. Data structures, database design, GIS data creation, GPS, and spatial analysis techniques are emphasized. Lab topics include: online data sources, aerial photography, GPS data input, suitability analysis, cartographic design, and graphic communication. Not open for credit to students who have completed Applied Biological Systems Technology 180/Plant Sciences 180 or Applied Biological Systems Technology 181N. (Same course as Applied Biological Systems Technology 150.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.—F. (F.) Greco, Upadhyaya

160. Design and Build Studio (6)

Studio—8 hours; extensive problem solving; fieldwork. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, 3, 21, 30, 50, 70. Restricted to Landscape Architecture majors. Introduction to the spatial design and construction of small-scale projects. Hands-on approach to learning and understanding materials (including wood, concrete, and stone) and methods in landscape construction, and the application of technical skills (including detailing, cost estimation, and specifications). GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng | AH, OL, VL.—F. (F.) 

161. Technology 3: Professional Practice and Construction Documents (4)

Studio—8 hours. Prerequisite: course 171. Open to Landscape Architecture majors only. Legal and professional aspects of landscape architecture, including the development of construction documents (drawings and specifications), proposal writing, fee calculations, project management, cost estimation, and insurance.—F. (F.) 

170. Site Planning and Design Studio (6)

Studio—8 hours. Prerequisite: course 160. Open to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of place-making and problem-solving skills to local landscape sites. Analysis of social and environmental conditions in the field. Lectures link design projects to contemporary theories and practices. Includes workshops in computer-aided drafting. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, OL, VL.—W. (W.) de la Pena

171. Urban Design and Planning Studio (6)

Studio—8 hours. Prerequisite: course 170. Restricted to Landscape Architecture majors. Studio designing large-scale landscapes at regional, sub-regional, and neighborhood scales. Focuses on understanding complex social, economic, and environmental factors, developing sustainability priorities and strategies, and applying them through design and policy. GE credit: ArtHum | ACGH, AH, OL, VL.—S. (S.) 

180. Advanced Design and Planning Studio (6)

Studio—8 hours; fieldwork; extensive problem solving. Prerequisite: course 60, 160, 170, 171, 172. Restricted to Landscape Architecture majors or consent of instructor. Application of advanced theories and methods of design and planning to real-world projects. May be repeated for up to 18 units of credit. GE credit: ArtHum or SciEng | AH, OL, VL.

180A. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Postmodern Landscapes (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Basic principles of critical theory and postmodern modes of analysis. Application to interpretation and change of designed environment. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 185. Offered in alternate years.

180C. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Art of the Environment (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 30. Priority given to Landscape Architecture and Design majors. Introduction to environmental art. Encouragement of critical thinking about the intersection of art, landscape and environmental issues.

180F. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Landscape Ecology (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 50 or an introductory course in Ecology. Theories, major concepts and research methods of landscape ecology. Spatial structure, function and dynamics of various landscape types. Biological conservation, ecological restoration, and landscape planning, design, and management. Not open for credit to students who have taken Landscape Architecture 183. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE. 

180G. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Landscape and Regional Land Planning (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Theories, laws, and practices of community planning. Creation of livable and sustainable communities and natural landscapes, Smart growth, new urbanism, neo-traditional town planning, transit-oriented, and sustainable communities. Traditional master planning vs. participatory planning and design approaches. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, SS. 

180I. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Regenerative Landscape Systems (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: courses 1 and 30. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Theories, basic techniques and applications for various systems by which landscapes regenerate and sustain life (both human and non-human) and culture over time. GE credit: SL.

180J. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Community Participation in Design (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. History and role of community participation in landscape design; methods of community involvement, including workshop techniques. Introduction to design processes, including public participation. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.

180K. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Social Factors in Landscape Architecture (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Psychology 155 and upper division standing. Concepts in environmental psychology as they relate to landscape architecture. Discussion of needs of various user groups of a land area. Introduction to post occupancy evaluations. GE credit: SocSci | DD, SS, WE.

180L. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Public Open Space (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Intensive study of public open spaces, including parks, plazas, playgrounds, greenways and community gardens. Current issues associated with design and management of the public environment of cities.

180M. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Urban and Community Design (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Theories and methods of community and neighborhood design. Past and contemporary approaches including new urbanism, planned unit development, mixed use, pedestrian and transit-oriented development. Issues of open space and community form.

180N. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Planting Design (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing; Environmental Horticulture 6. Develop an understanding of the sensory, visual and functional importance of plants in the landscape. Visualization and design of planted landscapes. Development of planting plans. Not open for credit to students who have taken course 156.

180O. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Current Issues in Landscape Architecture (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 and 30. Priority will be given to Landscape Architecture and Design majors. Study of current issues in landscape architecture with emphasis on design and/or design history.

180P. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Water in Community Planning and Design (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 50 or equivalent with consent of instructor. Upper division standing or above; priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Theories, policies, methods, and resources related to the integration of water resources management with urban/community planning and landscape design including water use/demand, quality, treatment, conservation, and storm water/drainage.

180Q. Historic Preservation (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Roots and present focus of historic preservation movement; current philosophies and laws governing preservation, restoration, and revitalization as they affect landscape architects.

181A. Postmodern Landscapes Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180A concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180A. Offered in alternate years.

181C. Art of the Environment Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180C concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180C.

181F. Landscape Ecology Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 170; 180F must be taken concurrently. Priority to Landscape Architecture majors. Design theory and methods to real-world projects in ecology. Ecological principles and their application in biological conservation, ecological restoration, and landscape planning, design, and management. Field trip required. GE credit: SciEng | OL, VL, SE. 

181G. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Landscape and Regional Land Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 170, course 181G concurrently. Applications of recent models and practices of urban planning and design to create livable and sustainable cities, towns, villages, rural, and natural landscapes. Testing of models by creating plans and designs for new communities, and for urban infill, restoration or redevelopment projects. Field trip required. GE credit: VL.

181H. The Bioregional Landscape Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180H concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180H.

181I. Regenerative Landscape Systems Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180I concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180I.

181J. Community Participation in Design: Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180J concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180J. GE credit: DD, OL, VL.

181K. Social Factors in Landscape Architecture Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: Psychology 155, course 170, 180K concurrently. Priority to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects. Familiarize students with the major concepts in environmental psychology as they relate to landscape architecture; to discuss the needs of various user groups; and post occupancy evaluations. GE credit: DD, OL, VL.

181L. Public Open Space Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180L concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180L.

181M. Urban and Community Design: Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180M concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180M.

181N. Planting Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170 and Environmental Horticulture 6; course 180N concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180N.

181O. Current Issues Design and Planning Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours; one field trip required. Prerequisite: course 170; course 180O concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to real-world projects associated with course 180O.

181P. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Water in Community Planning and Design Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: courses 50 and 61 (or equivalent courses with consent of instructor); course 170; course 180 concurrently. Priority given to Landscape Architecture majors. Application of design theory and methods to community and site scale projects associated with course 180P.

181Q. Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: Historic Preservation Studio (3)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing in the Landscape Architecture program; course 180Q to be taken concurrently. Methods and tools currently used by professional preservation architects and planners, including inventory and evaluation methods and traditional planning and design approaches. Field trip required.

190. Proseminar in Landscape Architecture (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Lectures and discussion of critical issues in landscape architecture. May be repeated three times for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

191. Landscape Architecture Planning & Design Studio (2-12)

Seminar—1 hour; workshop—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 70, and 170 or consent of instructor. Priority to Landscape Architecture majors. Faculty initiated workshops featuring advanced studies and applications of original work in landscape architecture. May be repeated for up to 20 units of credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

192. Internship in Landscape Architecture (1-12)

Internship. Prerequisite: senior standing in Landscape Architecture. Professional field experience in landscape architecture. May be repeated for a total of 12 units. (P/NP grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

193A. Senior Project in Landscape Architecture (3)

Studio—6 hours. Prerequisite: senior standing in Landscape Architecture. Limited enrollment. Projects will focus on a critical area of landscape architectural design, planning, analysis, communication, or research. Required of all Landscape Architecture majors. (P/NP grading only.) 

193B. Senior Project in Landscape Architecture (4)

Studio—8 hours. Prerequisite: course 193A and senior standing in Landscape Architecture. Limited enrollment. Projects will focus on a critical area of landscape architectural design, planning, analysis, communication, or research. Required of all Landscape Architecture majors. (P/NP grading only.) 

197T. Tutoring in Landscape Architecture
(1-5)

Tutoring—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Tutoring in Landscape Architecture courses. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study in Landscape Architecture (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Directed group study. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates in Landscape Architecture (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

200. Citizenship, Democracy, & Public Space (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Introduction to seminal works in political theory, philosophy, and the social sciences that focus on citizenship and the public sphere; development of critical perspective regarding restructuring of public space in a pluralistic and global culture; discussion of contemporary case studies. (Same course as Geography 230.) 

201. Theory and Philosophy of the Designed Environment (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 140 or the equivalent; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Examines the major theories of environmental design. Epistemology of design serves as framework to examine modern landscape architecture, architecture, urban design and planning. Normative theories of design are reviewed along with the social and environmental sciences.

202. Methods in Design and Landscape Research (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Explores many of the research and advanced design and planning methods employed in landscape architecture. Exercises provide the student with a vehicle for designing independent landscape research and creative activities. Lectures provide an historical overview of research methodology.—W. (W.) Ng'Weno, Simpson

204. Case Studies in Landscape Design and Research (4)

Seminar—4 hours; field trip required. Prerequisite: graduate standing in Landscape Architecture, Ecology, Geography or Community Development or consent of instructor. Real-world designed environment situations where creative activity and/or basic research is the primary product. May be repeated for credit for a total of 12 units.

205. Urban Planning and Design (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—2 hours. Limited to graduate students. Regulation, design, and development of the built landscape, planning and land development processes, zoning and subdivision regulation, site planning, urban design goals and methods, public participation strategies, creatively designing landscapes to meet community and ecological goals. (Same course as Geography 233.)—F. (F.) Wheeler

210. Advanced Landscape Architecture Studio (4)

Laboratory—8 hours. Prerequisite: course 113 or the equivalent; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Exposes students to real-world, designed-environment situations where creative activity and/or basic research is the primary product. Advanced landscape problems will be utilized at the site, urban or rural scale.

215. Ecologies of Infrastructure (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Open to graduate standing or consent of instructor. Focus on design practices and theory associated with ecological conceptions of infrastructure, including networked infrastructure, region, bioregion, regionalization, ecological engineering, reconciliation ecology, novel ecosystems, and theory/articulation of landscape change. (Same course as Geography 215.) Offered in alternate years.—Milligan

240. Historic, Cultural Landscapes: Concept, Perception, Preservation (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. Historic cultural landscapes, as defined by the National Register of Historic Places. Identification and analysis of aerial extent, structured makeup, integrity, and historical significance using common and emerging methods and tools. Offered irregularly.

250. Life-Place: Bioregional Theory and Principles (4)

Seminar—3 hours; tutorial—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. The emerging concept of bioregionalism as a hypothesis for environmental quality; theoretical structures and practical methods by which individuals and groups identify with naturally-bounded "life-places" or "bioregions" and strive to live respectfully and reciprocally within them.

260. Landscape and Power (4)

Seminar—4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor. How various representations of landscape have historically worked as agents of cultural power. Course framework is interdisciplinary, including studies of landscape representation in literature, art, photography, cartography, cinema, and landscape architecture. (Same course as Geology 252.)

270. Environment and Behavior (4)

Seminar—3 hours; tutorial—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor; Psychology 144 recommended. Factors that influence human's interaction with their surroundings and the mechanisms used for recognizing and addressing general and specific human needs in community design and development decisions. Offered irregularly.—W. (W.) Owens

280. Landscape Conservation (3)

Seminar—3 hours. Prerequisite: contact department for prerequisite courses; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Focus is on land planning, design, and management techniques to further the goal of resource preservation. Examines current critical theory in the establishment and management of conservation areas. Offered in alternate years.—W. (W.) Greco

290. Graduate Seminar in Landscape Architecture (2)

Seminar—2 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Seminar on selected topics in landscape architecture research, analysis, planning, design, communication, or education. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

297. Practicum in Landscape Architecture (1-10)

Independent study—1-10 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Opportunity for students to work directly in the field with academics at other institutions or with professionals in an office setting. Gives experience beyond the confines of campus and allows direct interaction with the community. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

299. Directed Individual Research for Graduate Students (1-12)

Requires consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Professional

396. Teaching Assistant Training Practicum (1-4)

Prerequisite: graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

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