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.
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.
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
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.
Prerequisites: 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.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: LARC 231
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and permission.
Description: Survey of the development of landscape design from pre-history to the present day.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Group investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.
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.
Description: As the culmination of studying Landscape Architecture, students conduct a semester-long design project, initiated by the student and under the supervision and guidance of a faculty mentor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Admission to a professional program in the College of Architecture.
Description: Comprehensive overview of the complementary and contributory relationship between research and design, with a particular emphasis on design research as a projective activity.
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.