LARC200
Landscape and Environmental AppreciationCrosslisted with GEOG 200, HORT 200

Description: Values and processes in human landscapes and natural environments. Concepts and tools to understand the context of local and global environments and significant historical landscapes. Landscape as an indicator of aesthetic quality, design principles and processes as integrators of humans and nature, and the garden as a model for creating sustainable landscapes.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 7 Arts

LARC210
Studio I: Landscape Architecture Design Foundations

Prerequisites: Admission into the Professional Program

Description: Introductory design studio exploring design principles central to landscape architecture. Three interrelated aspects of design are pursued: 1) the elements of composition and their formal and spatial manipulation, 2) meanings conveyed by formal choices and transformations and 3) response to cultural and environmental forces in the landscape.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

LARC211
Studio II: Landscape Architecture Site Design

Prerequisites: LARC 210

Description: Design studio that applies theoretical, analytical, conceptual, design, and communication skills in landscape architecture. Applied problem types at various scales, emphasize procedures and skills needed for the translation of research, site analysis, programming and conceptual ideas, from two dimensional media to physical design of three-dimensional form. Emphasis is on the development of critical thinking, spatial literacy, and design process skills.

This course is a prerequisite for: LARC 310

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

LARC212
Landscape Plants ICrosslisted with HORT 212, NRES 212

Prerequisites: HORT 131

Requires Saturday off-campus field trips.

Description: Identification using botanical and common names for herbaceous annuals, perennials, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes is stressed through field visits.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC213
Landscape Plants IICrosslisted with HORT 213, NRES 213

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Continuation of HORT/LARC/NRES 212. Continuation of HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Description: Site requirements, landscape use, natural history, and specific needs of herbaceous ornamentals, grasses, ground covers, vines, trees, and shrubs commonly found in Great Plains gardens, parks, and landscapes. Common cultivars and additional species not covered in HORT/LARC/NRES 212.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC230
Site Systems I: Materiality in Landscape Architecture

Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Architecture

Description: Relationship between design and implementation through construction processes, detailing as an extension of design, landscape architectural materials, basic structural theory, detailing and structures, and technical specifications as a means of ensuring design intent.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC231
Site Systems II: Site Engineering

Prerequisites: LARC 230

Letter Grade Only

Description: Investigation and application of landscape architectural design analysis, process and technology to aesthetic/functional landform manipulation, earthwork estimation, and stormwater management.

This course is a prerequisite for: LARC 330; LARC 331

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC241
History of Landscape Architecture

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and permission.

Description: Survey of the development of landscape design from pre-history to the present day.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 5 Humanities

LARC310
Studio III: Landscape Architecture Advanced Site Design

Prerequisites: LARC 211

Description: Intermediate studio focused on the integrated relationship between landscape architecture and architecture. Projects focus on development of the land, integrating ecological and social systems at various scales.

This course is a prerequisite for: LARC 311

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

LARC311
Design Studio IV: Contemporary Landscape Architecture Design Problems

Prerequisites: LARC 310

Description: Advanced design studio. Landscape architectural design in relation to ecological and cultural landscape systems. Design projects that emerge from research exploring ecological design and the design and management of landscape and cultural systems at both the site and regional scales.

This course is a prerequisite for: DSGN 410; LARC 411

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO

Credit Hours:5

ACE:

LARC330
Site Systems III: Landscape Architecture Implementation

Prerequisites: LARC 231

Description: Investigation and application of landscape architectural design analysis, process and technology to landscape utility/circulation systems, structures, site layout, construction observation and implementation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC331
Site Systems III: Layout, Utilities and Construction Documentation

Prerequisites: LARC 231

Letter Grade Only.

Description: Investigation and application of landscape architectural design analysis, process and technology to landscape utility/circulation systems, structures, site layout, construction observation and implementation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC340
History and Theory in Contemporary Landscape Architecture

Prerequisites: LARC 240.

Description: Examines significant techniques and strategies of landscape design that have prevailed over the past century through an inquiry of exemplary landscape, architecture and urban propositions. Investigation of key theoretical, historical, and ideological underpinnings of movements in western landscape architecture thought that took place during the twentieth century and their repercussions for contemporary landscape architecture practice.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 7 Arts

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 7 Arts

LARC380
Internship Preparation

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: To provide students with information about career choices in landscape architecture and an appropriate knowledge base and support in the development of materials with which to secure an internship position.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

LARC396
Problems in Landscape ArchitectureCrosslisted with LARC 496, LARC 596

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

LARC397
Selected Topics in Landscape ArchitectureCrosslisted with LARC 497, LARC 597

Description: Group investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

LARC411
Design Studio VI: Community Planning and Design

Prerequisites: LARC 311

Letter Grade Only

Description: Critical issues of human settlement and community development. Community development or redevelopment projects are used to examine traditional and contemporary theory and practice and provide communities with an informed basis for coordinated public- and private-sector action.

Course details
Credit Hours:5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:5
Course Format:SDO
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:5

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

LARC453
Urban Soil Properties and ManagementCrosslisted with AGRO 453, HORT 453, SOIL 453

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.

Description: Characteristics of soils in urban settings. Evaluation of soils intended for intensive human uses. Manipulation and remediation of soils subject to construction and other stresses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC461
UrbanismCrosslisted with ARCH 461, ARCH 561, ARCH 861

Prerequisites: LARC/NRES 487; parallel DSGN 410

Description: Issues of contemporary urbanism and the processes of urban design. Experiential nature of cities, role of public policy, ideology, genesis and development of urban form and space.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC467
Planting DesignCrosslisted with ARCH 467, ARCH 567, ARCH 867, HORT 467

Prerequisites: HORT/LARC/NRES 212; ARCH 210 or HORT/LARC 266.

Description: Design processes, principles, and elements as applied to the use of native and ornamental plant materials. Aesthetic, functional, and micro-climatic arrangements of plant material in parks, on commercial property, on home grounds, along roadways, and in urban open spaces. Develop a palette of plants and graphics for designs.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

LARC470
International Service-Learning Experience

Prerequisites: Permission by instructor

Description: This course is an international service-learning experience. Students study cultural implications of working within communities, and extensive project planning, management, and evaluation. Working with an international partner, teams of students working with faculty plan, design, conduct, and evaluate short- and long-term community projects.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

LARC487
Introduction to Landscape EcologyCrosslisted with NRES 487

Prerequisites: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 and BIOS/NRES 220. HORT/LARC/GEOG 200, CIVE 353/853/NRES853, and CRPL 470 recommended

Description: The history, principles, and concepts of landscape ecology. Use and application of landscape structure, function in the planning, the design, and management of human and natural landscapes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC489
Design ResearchCrosslisted with ARCH 489, ARCH 589, ARCH 889, IDES 489, IDES 889

Description: Comprehensive overview of the complementary and contributory relationship between research and design, with a particular emphasis on design research as a projective activity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC495
Internship

Description: Exposure to the landscape architectural profession through professional office experience or project work that polishes old skills and generates new competencies that cannot be duplicated in a traditional university setting.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

LARC496
Problems in Landscape ArchitectureCrosslisted with LARC 396, LARC 596

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

LARC497
Selected Topics in Landscape ArchitectureCrosslisted with LARC 397, LARC 597

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Group investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:24
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE: