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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE (LA)
College of Design
Landscape Architecture
 
LA 1001 - Sustainability by Design (ENV)
(3.0 cr; A-F only, spring, every year)
How the Twin Cities region (as example of many metropolitan areas) can adapt to climate change, depleted energy resources, and other environmental impacts. How cities and places are designed, how places influence sustainable lifestyles. How to adapt the Twin Cities/other cities to a changing world.



LA 1201 - Learning from the Landscape (AH, DSJ)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Physical elements shaping the world. Shapes, forms, and order of towns, cities, and countryside. How design, planning, and natural systems, taken together, shape physical surroundings. Lectures, discussions, field trips.



LA 1301 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing (AH)
(3.0 cr; =[00557]; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Development of basic skills in perceiving/representing material environment. Sketching/drawing conventions of visual phenomena/forms.



LA 1401 - The Designed Environment
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Examination of relationships between place and space, and realms of the ideal and real, public and private. Survey of how the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design have explored those issues.



LA 1601 - Design and Equity (DSJ, AH)
(3.0 cr; =[LA 3601]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Investigate world from new perspectives. Spaces of everyday life that reflect/shape values. Meets with LA 3601.



LA 2301 - Advanced Representation for Environmental Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1301; fall, every year)
Perceiving/representing material environment. Multiple media approaches in environmental design representation. Analytic diagramming as means of developing design ideas. Interface between hand rendered and digital representation.



LA 2302 - Computer-Aided Representation for Environmental Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1301, 2301; spring, every year)
Use of computer-aided design (CAD) technologies in developing, representing, and communicating environmental design ideas. Adobe Creative Suite?, Autodesk AutoCAD?, DynaSCAPE? ESRI ArcMap?, etc. Integration of images generated from various computer and hand-rendered technologies.



LA 3001 - Understanding and Creating Landscape Space
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Landscape design and planning [major or minor] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to spatial design issues at all scales.



LA 3002 - Informants of Creating Landscape Space
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3001, Arch 3401, 3501; A-F or Aud)
Development of the design program, Site analysis of landscape space. Design exercises show how design program and site analysis inform creation of landscape space in developing schematic designs at varying geographic scales and in different geographic settings. Lectures, readings, discussions.



LA 3003 - Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design
(3.0 cr; =[LA 5003]; fall, every year)
Sustainable landscape design/planning practices. Integrative potential between practices and changes in global biodiversity, quality of air/water resources, development/consumption of resources, and climate. Practice-/metrics-based selection, deployment, and management of sustainable design.



LA 3004 - Regional Landscape Planning
(3.0 cr; Prereq-FR 3131 or &FR 3131 or GEOG 3561 or &GEOG 3561; spring, every year)
Critical environmental parameters affecting growth/development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare multifunctional land use plan for a defined locale.



LA 3204 - Holistic Landscape Ecology and Bioregional Practice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[[EEB 3001 or ESPM 3108], sr BED major] or equiv; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Bioregional practice, how it responds to landscape ecology of great bioregions. Scientific/cultural basis for bioregional design and landscape sustainability.



LA 3413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History (HIS, GP)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Study of landscape architecture's roots by examining the creation of landscapes over time. Influences of ecological and environmental issues as well as political, economic, and social contexts on the cultural construction of landscape ideas and meaning and creation of landscape architectural works.



LA 3501 - Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context (ENV)
(3.0 cr; A-F or Aud, spring, summer, every year)
Dynamic relationships between environmentally designed places and biological/physical contexts. Integration of created place and biological/physical contexts. Case studies, student design.



LA 3514 - Making the Mississippi (CIV)
(3.0 cr; =[LA 5514]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Environmental parameters affecting growth/development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare a multi-functional land use plan for a defined locale.



LA 3571 - Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BED major or BED minor or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Theory applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design.



LA 3601 - Design and Equity (DSJ, AH)
(3.0 cr; =[LA 1601]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Investigate world from new perspectives. Spaces of everyday life that reflect/shape values. Meets with LA 1601.



LA 4001 - Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices
(3.0 cr; =[LA 5001]; Prereq-1301, [2301 or ARCH 3301], 3001, 3002; fall, every year)
Changes in global biodiversity. Quality of air/water resources. Development/consumption of energy resources. Climate change. Design for sustainable practices to create evocative/meaningful landscapes.



LA 4002 - Implementation of Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1301, 2301, 2302, 3001, 3002, 3003, 4001; spring, every year)
Capstone experience. Service-learning project. Groups of students develop sustainable landscape designs/plans that address project implementation.



LA 4096 - Internship in Landscape Design and Planning
(1.0 cr; Prereq-1301, 2301, 2302, 3001, 3002, 3003; S-N only, fall, spring, summer, every year)
Supervised professional experience in environmental design firms or government agencies. Students perform professional services and relate these experiences to their education in environmental design.



LA 4160H - Thesis/Capstone Project
(2.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Individualizes honors experience by connecting aspects of major program with special academic interests.



LA 4755 - Infrastructure, Natural Systems, and Space of Inhabited Landscapes (TS)
(3.0 cr; =[LA 5755]; Prereq-Jr or sr; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Seminar, cross-disciplinary. Urban infrastructural solutions to mitigate/reverse anthropogenic impacts on Earth. Design of sustainable urban infrastructure systems. Policy options, technologies. Criteria, design methods.



LA 5001 - Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices
(3.0 cr; =[LA 4001]; Prereq-5201, 5203; fall, every year)
Systemic, formal and spatial relationships. Quantitative and qualitative changes in global biodiversity, quality of the earth's air, soil, and water resources, development and consumption of energy resources and climate change. Development of design processes for selection, deployment, and management of sustainable practices.



LA 5002 - Implementation of Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices
(3.0 cr; =[01858]; Prereq-5201, 5203; spring, every year)
Design exploration of a complex urban site. Habitation patterns and sociocultural systems that slow and reverse environmental degradation and climate change. Researching/creating landscape patterns that address multi-scalar sustainability.



LA 5003 - Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design
(3.0 cr; =[LA 3003]; fall, every year)
Ecology, design, materials, policy, and community. Working from site to regional scales, evaluate case studies through the lens of larger issues and systems, including infrastructure, urban water cycle, transportation, energy, health, food systems, innovation, and metrics.



LA 5004 - Regional Landscape Planning
(3.0 cr; Prereq-FR 3131 or &FR 3131 or FR 5131 or &FR 5131 or GEOG 3561 or &GEOG 3561 or GEOG 5561 or &GEOG 5561; spring, every year)
Critical environmental parameters affecting the growth and development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters/prepare a multifunctional land use plan for a defined locale.



LA 5131 - Geospatial Data Analysis and Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Master of Landscape Architecture Student or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Introduction to geospatial data analysis/application in landscape architectural, environmental design research/practice.



LA 5201 - Making Landscape Spaces and Types
(6.0 cr; Prereq-B.E.D accelerated status or LA grad or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Design exploration using 3-D models and historical precedent studies to create outdoor spaces for human habitation and use. Application of the basic landscape palette of landform, plants, and structures to give physical, emotional, cognitive, and social definition to created places.



LA 5202 - Landscape Analysis Workshop
(1.0 cr; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to field techniques for site analysis, including vegetation, soil, and landform description. One-week session, before fall term, at lake Itasca Forestry and Biological Station.



LA 5203 - Ecological Dimensions of Space Making
(6.0 cr; Prereq-LA major or #; recommended for both BED and Grad students; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Design studio experience drawing on ecological, cultural, aesthetic influences to explore development of design ideas responsive to ecological issues and human experience.



LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BED accelerated status or LA grad student or #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Theories/principles of holistic landscape ecology. People, nature, and environmental stewardship in metropolitan landscapes. Urban areas, rural areas that provide food, water, energy, and recreation.



LA 5301 - Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing
(3.0 cr; =[LA 5371, ARCH 2301, LA 5376]; Prereq-LA grad student or accelerated B.E.D. student; fall, spring, every year)
Perceiving/representing material environment. Sketching/drawing conventions, visual phenomena/forms.



LA 5351 - AutoCAD I
(3.0 cr; =[01033]; Prereq-B.E.D. major or LA grad or #; may not be taken for graduate credit; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Basic concepts, tools, and techniques of computer-aided drawing. Introduction to current AutoCAD Release software. Strategies and techniques for producing dimensioned and annotated drawings. Introduction to 3-D drawing capabilities. Use of dimension variables, attributes, blocks, symbols, and creation of customized menus.



LA 5352 - AutoCAD II
(3.0 cr; =[01034]; Prereq-Arch 5351 or LA 5351, B.E.D. major or LA grad or #; may not be taken for graduate credit; fall, every year)
Intermediate concepts, tools, and techniques of computer-aided drawing with current AutoCAD Release software. Strategies and techniques for producing dimensioned and annotated drawing. Use of dimension variables, attributes, blocks, symbols, and creation of customized menus.



LA 5371 - Computer Methods I
(1.0 cr; =[LA 5301, ARCH 2301, LA 5376]; Prereq-B.E.D. accelerated status or LA grad or #; S-N or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to current techniques, programs, and new editions of computer programs, and their application to landscape architecture computing.



LA 5372 - Computer Methods II
(1.0 cr; =[LA 5375, ARCH 5372, LA 5377]; Prereq-Arch/LA 5371, LA grad or #; S-N or Aud, spring, every year)
Current techniques and computer programs, and their application to landscape architecture computing.



LA 5374 - Representation for Landscape Architectural Construction
(3.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Technical/presentation graphics. Concepts/procedures for creating landscape architectural construction documents using AutoCAD 2009. Representation of information in graphic form. Moving information from AutoCAD to Photoshop/Illustrator.



LA 5375 - Advanced Rendering in Landscape Architecture
(3.0 cr; =[ARCH 5372, LA 5372, LA 5377]; spring, every year)
Hand-drawing. Color theory. Rendering techniques. Materials/technologies. Contemporary graphic styles/artists. Increasing speed of drawing/renderings. Strengthening personal graphic style. Creating portfolio-quality work.



LA 5400 - Topics in Landscape Architecture
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-B.E.D. accelerated status or LA grad or #; fall, spring, every year)
Current topics in landscape architecture. Taught by regular or visiting faculty in their areas of specialization.



LA 5401 - Directed Studies in Emerging Areas of Landscape Architecture
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
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LA 5402 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture History and Theory
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
Independent studies under the direction of landscape architecture faculty.



LA 5403 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture Technology
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
Independent studies under the direction of landscape architecture faculty.



LA 5404 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture Design
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
Independent studies under the direction of landscape architecture faculty.



LA 5405 - Interdisciplinary Studies in Landscape Architecture
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-#; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Research, planning, or design projects. Topics vary.



LA 5406 - Urban Design Journal
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Admitted to Denmark International Study Program co-sponsored by the University; given in Denmark; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Methods and theories in urban design and human behavior. Students develop journal as tool for experiencing, analyzing, and recording the urban landscape, its fabric, spatial elements, and individual components, and for analyzing design solutions.



LA 5407 - Landscape Architecture Studio
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Admitted to Denmark International Study Program co-sponsored by the University; given in Denmark; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Individual and small-group projects focusing on urban issues; design process in Danish conditions; solutions based on knowledge of Danish problems in landscape and urban design and an understanding of how these problems are solved within Danish and European contexts.



LA 5408 - Landscape Architecture, Architecture, and Planning
(3.0 - 4.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-Admitted to Denmark International Study Program co-sponsored by the University; given in Denmark; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Methods and theories in urban design and human behavior. Students develop urban design journal as tool for experiencing, analyzing, and recording the urban landscape, its fabric, spatial elements, and individual components, and for analyzing design solutions.



LA 5413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History
(3.0 cr; =[02160]; Prereq-One course in history at 1xxx or higher; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Introductory course examines the multiple roots of landscape architecture by examining the making of types of landscapes over time. Emphasis on ecological and environmental issues, and issues related to political, economic, and social contexts of landscape architectural works.



LA 5514 - Making the Mississippi
(3.0 cr; =[LA 3514]; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Critical environmental parameters affecting growth/development of metropolitan areas. Students assess these parameters and prepare a multi-functional land use plan for a defined locale.



LA 5571 - Landscape Construction: Landform Systems and Spatial Performance
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Accelerated BED student or LA grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Theory and professional applications of landform systems for design. Landform typology, representation methods, manipulation techniques, use of land survey data, earthwork construction issues. Spatial accommodation of vehicles in landscape architecture, including road design.



LA 5572 - Plants in Design
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[5201, 5203, plant identification course] or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Design principles for using plants in landscape. Cultural/ecological principles in design projects of various scales. Lectures, presentations, field trips, readings, projects.



LA 5573 - Landscape Technology: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
(3.0 cr; Prereq-jr or sr B.E.D. major or LA grad or #; A-F or Aud)
GIS as an analytical tool to solve geographical problems of regional landscape design and resource management. Topics include application techniques, analytical procedures, data characteristics, data sources, input/output methods, and implementation.



LA 5574 - Identification of Minnesota Flora
(3.0 cr; Prereq-BED accelerated status or LA grad student or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Introduction to identification of approximately 500 plants commonly used by landscape architects and environmental designers in Minnesota. Students develop a working knowledge of over 250 plants. Focuses on plant selection techniques, plant landscape associations, and issues of plants for use in standard landscape architectural settings. Regular field sessions.



LA 5576 - Ecological Restoration Project Planning and Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-[MLA student, senior B.E.D.] or senior or grad with one college course in ecology/one college course in plant science or botany or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Applied practice of ecological restoration of landscapes. Grasslands, wetlands, forests, disturbed agricultural sites, former industrial parcels. Restoration management, skills needed to lead successful projects.



LA 5705 - Regreening Minds, Cities, and Regions
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Landscape Architecture graduate student or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Emerging types of green spaces. Urban agriculture, urban waterscapes, urban wilderness. Politics, policies, metrics, planning of alternative visions of urban nature/sustainability in American cities. Role of social networks in creating emerging types of green spaces.



LA 5755 - Infrastructure, Natural Systems and the Space of Inhabited Landscapes
(3.0 cr; =[LA 4755]; Prereq-Grad student; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Cross-disciplinary exploration of urban infrastructural solutions to mitigate/reverse anthropogenic impacts on Earth. Design of sustainable urban infrastructure systems, policy options, available technologies, criteria, design methods.



LA 5771 - Landscape Infrastructure and Systems I
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Master of Landscape Architecture Student, [Accelerated Track B.E.D or #]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Basic principles, techniques, skills of creating infrastructures of built landscapes. Basic concepts of simple plant taxonomy, plant community structure, earthwork, water management, landscape structures. Small site scale design development.



LA 5772 - Landscape Infrastructure Systems II
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Master of Landscape Architecture Student, [Accelerated BED Student or #]; A-F only, spring, every year)
Principles, techniques, skills of creating ecological infrastructures of built landscapes systems. Builds on basic concepts taught in LA 5771. Focuses on ecological connections among plants, landscape structure, earthwork techniques, water management, landscape structural systems.



LA 5790 - Special Topics in Metropolitan Design
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; =[ARCH 5790]; Prereq-Enrollment in CMD prog or #; A-F or Aud)



LA 8201 - Designing Landscapes for Dwelling and Settlement
(6.0 cr; Prereq-5203, 5571, grad LA major, & 8202 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Professional design studio. Hypothetical projects include development of schematic master plans for site layout, grading, and planting. Design for residential, commercial, and civic uses with attention to zoning and other controls, environmental quality, human behavior, markets, project finance, and technics. Requires concurrent registration in LA 8202.



LA 8202 - Design of Planned Developments
(2.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; fall, spring, every year)
Issues related to planned community developments: historical precedents; design for residential, commercial, and civic uses; role of zoning and other controls; deed restrictions; preparation of design brief; environmental quality; human behavior; market; project finance; and techniques of site development.



LA 8203 - Making Regional Landscape Space
(6.0 cr; Prereq-8202, grad LA major, cooncurrent enrollment 8204 or #; A-F or Aud, fall, every year)
Design exploration of landscape ecology, landscape perception, regional economics, and public policy as informants of design decision-making in regional landscapes at or exceeding township level. Geographic information systems as design tools.



LA 8204 - Regional Landscape Space
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Theoretical investigations and current advances in use of landscape ecology, landscape perception, regional economics, and public policy as informants of design decision-making in regional landscapes at or exceeding township level. Geographic information systems as design tools.



LA 8205 - Urban Form Options: Landscape Architecture Studio
(6.0 - 8.0 cr [max 8.0 cr]; Prereq-2 yrs of studio, grad LA major or #; fall, spring, every year)
Urban landscape design issues, theories, and problems explored via formal/spatial inquiry in studio, reading, and the exposition of ideas in paired seminar. Urban systems, gathering spaces, ecology, infrastructure, recreation, and public space.



LA 8206 - Making Urban Landscape Space
(6.0 cr; Prereq-MLA grad student; A-F only, fall, every year)
Studio course focusing on the restoration and reuse of urban brownfield (former industrial) sites. Biological and mechanical remediation processes and the development of hard and soft site infrastructures to deal with storm water, energy generation, and the handling of waste. Re-design sites in terms of new uses and economies, and to re-integrate sites into existing and future urban systems of transportation.



LA 8207 - Cities on Water International Workshop
(4.0 - 8.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; =[01998]; Prereq-Grad LA or ARCH major or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Intensive studio course on international applications of sustainable urban design.



LA 8301 - Landscape Architecture: Research Issues and Methods
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8201 or & 8201, grad LA major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Alternative methodological approaches to landscape architectural research and consideration of their appropriateness for contemporary research topics.



LA 8302 - Professional Practice
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8205, grad LA major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Office and project management case studies. Organizational behavior, marketing, sales, strategic planning, financial and cost accounting, insurance, legal issues and contracts.



LA 8333 - FTE: Masters
(1.0 cr; Prereq-Master's student, adviser and DGS consent; No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



LA 8400 - Topics in Landscape Architecture
(1.0 - 8.0 cr [max 96.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Seminar offered by regular or visiting faculty in their area of specialization. Content varies with interest of instructor.



LA 8401 - Directed Studies in Emerging Areas of Landscape Architecture
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-#; fall, spring, every year)
Current topics in landscape architecture. Seminar offered by regular or visiting faculty in their area of specialization. Subject matter varies with instructor.



LA 8402 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture History and Theory
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; fall, spring, every year)
Advanced independent studies under direction of landscape architecture faculty.



LA 8403 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture Technology
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; fall, spring, every year)
Advanced independent studies under direction of landscape architecture faculty.



LA 8404 - Directed Studies in Landscape Architecture Design
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; fall, spring, every year)
Advanced independent studies under direction of landscape architecture faculty.



LA 8405 - Interdisciplinary Studies in Landscape Architecture
(1.0 - 6.0 cr [max 12.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Research, planning, and/or design project. Sample topics: energy efficient design, historic preservation, urban revitalization, agricultural land use, computerized land-use planning, housing.



LA 8406 - Concepts of Landscape Evaluation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad land arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Philosophical basis for wide-ranging approaches to evaluating qualitative aspects of landscape. Aesthetic factors and integration of landscape evaluation into regional design decision-making.



LA 8407 - Perception Manipulation in Design of Exterior Space
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad land arch major or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Historic and modern design devices that alter one's sense of spatial control and arrangement to create illusionary situations in exterior environment. Organized to inform and test principles of perception distortion in exterior space.



LA 8408 - 18th-Century Landscape Theory: Nature and the Sublime, the Beautiful, and the Picturesque
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad land arch or arch major or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Eighteenth-century landscape architectural theory underpinned most modern western traditions in landscape architecture. These theoretical positions framed the nature of Nature in the context of human experience through treatises and works of landscape architecture.



LA 8409 - Fitting Buildings to the Land
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Land arch or arch grad student with 1 yr grad design or #; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, offered periodically)
Exercises and projects in site manipulation to adjust structures and attendant uses and circulation to specific land parcels.



LA 8411 - The foundational studio course on international applications of sustainable design in urban Europe.
(4.0 - 8.0 cr [max 16.0 cr]; Prereq-Grad LA or ARCH major or #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Design preparation for restoration/reuse of abandoned sites in urban/exurban areas reclaimed from/influenced by saltwater coastal environments.



LA 8554 - Project Programming
(2.0 cr [max 4.0 cr]; Prereq-8203, [grad land arch major or #]; A-F only, fall, every year)
Individual research in preparation for final studio.



LA 8555 - Advanced Landscape Planning and Design
(6.0 cr; Prereq-8205, grad land arch major or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Advanced studies in area of student's choice.



LA 8574 - Landscape Storm Water Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8201, grad land arch major or #; A-F only, fall, spring, every year)
Theory and applications of hydrology and storm water management techniques. Applied hydrology, catchment delineation, storm water runoff models, and storm water management techniques (detention ponds, swales, channels, culverts, small storm sewer systems, run-off systems, sedimentation, and erosion control systems).



LA 8575 - The Art and Ecology of Landscape Detail
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Grad LA major or #; fall, spring, every year)
Design of pavements, enclosures, decks, lighting, electrical, and irrigation systems for landscape architecture. Theory/principles of design of light structures, properties/use of materials, construction communication. Landscape integrity and economic viability as performance issues.



LA 8741 - Metropolitan Design Workshop and Optional Seminar
(3.0 - 6.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Enrollment in CMD prog or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)
Introduction to discipline/methodologies of urban design. Contributing fields/issues, including government/community goals, land use, housing, economic development, natural resources, services, and transportation. Implementation program.



LA 8773 - Landscape Infrastructure and Systems III
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Master of Landscape Architecture Student or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Third course in landscape infrastructure/systems sequence that introduces technical skills required to work/obtain professional licensure as landscape architect. Programming, qualitative/quantitative performance of constructed hydrologic systems, planting design, representation of constructed systems, paving systems for hydrologic control.



LA 8774 - Landscape Infrastructure and Systems IV
(3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Master of Landscape Architecture Student or #; A-F only, fall, every year)
Fourth course in landscape infrastructure/systems sequence that introduces students to technical skills required to work/obtain professional licensure as landscape architect. Use/implementation of complex constructed assemblies in urban context.



LA 8775 - Landscape Infrastructure and Site Technology V
(3.0 cr; Prereq-8773, 8774 preferred, students outside of Master of Landscape Architecture program are encouraged to enroll upon demonstration of similar pre-requisite coursework and #; A-F only, spring, every year)
Seminar, cross-disciplinary. Advanced inquiry into complex site-scale problems requiApplied theory. Professional practice applications with emphasis on urban/post-industrial sites. Programmatic, regulatory/construction contexts. Directed research of emerging/speculative infrastructure.



LA 8777 - Thesis Credits: Master's
(1.0 - 18.0 cr [max 50.0 cr]; Prereq-Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 10 cr total required (Plan A only); No Grade, fall, spring, summer, every year)
(No description)



 
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