Landscape Architecture (L A)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: Enrollment in the professional program
Reading and representing varied landscapes; development of aesthetic sensitivity to the geomorphology, vegetation, and cultural influences on these landscapes. Small-scale interventions and exploration of landscape phenomena and change. Emphasis on a variety of documentation and drawing techniques.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: L A 201
Fundamental issues of landscape planning and design at a site scale. Projects introduce a variety of (objective and subjective) site inquiry methods, space and place making, and sensitive integration of architecture and landscape for specific land uses. User needs, precedent study, programming, site engineering, planting design, and outdoor space design expressed through a variety of three-dimensional modeling, graphic, and written media.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Introduction of computer applications and standards used by landscape architects and other design professions and their place in a replicable work flow. Foundational knowledge and basic skills in a range of industry-standard 2D, 3D, and 4D computer applications used for design development and communication.

(2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Enrollment in the professional program
Observation and study of the wetland, prairie, and woodland vegetation native to the savanna ecotone. Emphasis on plant communities, their distribution, structure, habitat and aesthetics. Plant identification and use in landscape design. Precedent and case studies of vegetation preservation, restoration and use in built works.

(2-3) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: L A 221
Identification, observation, and study of plants introduced to cultivation in the Midwest region. Plant cultural requirements, including adaptations to climate changes, solar exposure, and soil conditions. Investigation of history of plant introduction and use in designed landscape, including consequent impacts of plant introduction such as plant invasion. Introduction to planting design at the site scale, including matching plant cultural requirements to site conditions, functional uses of plants and expressive composition using plant form, texture and color.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.

Prereq: Enrollment in the professional program
Development of life skills for conflict resolution, effective interpersonal communication, and CPR/First Aid. Examination of personal values as they relate to the backgrounds, abilities, attitudes, and values of others; exploration of how these influence personal decision-making and group interaction. Reading, discussion, class activities, journal-keeping, writing. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Cross-listed with ENV S, NREM). (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. F., offered odd-numbered years.


The development of natural resource conservation philosophy and policy from the Colonial Era to the present. North American wildlife, forestry, and environmental policy; national parks and other protected lands; federal and state agencies. Relationship to cultural contexts, including urban reform and American planning movement. Discussion of common pool resources, public and private lands.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Enrollment in the professional program
Exploration of cultural landscapes, from broad settlement patterns to individual sites, with an emphasis on the origins and evolution of landscapes. Investigation of relationships between vernacular and designed landscapes. Landscapes considered as modes of cultural production that shape and are shaped by social, political, and economic processes. Exploration of landscapes as persistent (yet ephemeral) repositories of culture. Lectures, reading, field studies, and writing.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Exploration of social and behavioral factors pertinent to design of the domestic, civic, and commercial landscape. Focus on working familiarity with design principles as they relate to the behavior and activities of people across a broad demographic and cultural spectrum; application of these principles to design of outdoor environments. Lectures and discussions, including group exercises and field trips.
Meets U.S. Diversity Requirement

(1-6) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Enrollment in professional program
Exploration of the poetics and principles of landscape construction. Investigation and interpretation of landform and geomorphic processes such as the hydrologic cycle, erosion, and sedimentation. Close observation and representation of detail design, with an emphasis on material types, their connections, and weathering. Readings, field studies, and drawings in analog and digital media.

(2-2) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Sophomore standing
Understand design implications presented by geotechnical and ecological processes in the landscape including ecology, vegetation, soils and water. Understand the influence of landforms, geology, plants, soils, and water on the creation of landscape designs. Course relates current issues including water quality impairment, erosion, and invasive species with design strategies such as stormwater management, soil quality management, and plant community restoration. Field trips.

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: L A 202
Development of half-acre to hundred-acre landscape design and planning proposals, potentially in collaboration with students in other programs. Apply critical methodological frameworks to shape site systems while providing appropriate support for diverse user groups and creating culturally meaningful places. Assess and interpret a program of use, organize subjective and objective site inventory and analysis, develop functional and poetic design strategies for infrastructure and natural systems, and craft artistic and functionally explicit landscape architectural proposals. Development of appropriate technique and high level of craft in representations to support design thinking process and final scheme presentation.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: L A 282, L A 301, L A 381 and NREM 120
Application of ecological theories and processes in design and planning at the hundred plus-acre scale specifically focusing on urban and urban fringe landscapes. Apply advanced landscape analysis of soil, water, and vegetation utilizing geographic information systems. Particular focus on stream and wetland restoration, mitigation, and regulations and developing design representations for public use.

Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Enrollment in the professional program and permission of instructor
Observation of and reflection on professional practice and landscapes in urban, rural, and wilderness areas. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(2-3) Cr. 3.

Prereq: L A 221
The art and techniques of creating plant compositions in the landscape that respond to cultural and biophysical contexts. Investigation of soil properties and plant/soil relationships relevant to the built environment. Methods of site inventory and analysis, developing plant palettes and composing plant assemblages that address expressive and functional needs. Introduction to the techniques of preparing planting plans, including standards for plant selection, plant lists and plant specification.

(1-0) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: L A 301
Exploration of contemporary landscape architectural practice through individualized research into practicing firms. Preparation of paper and presentation outlining broad framework and specific parameters of a selected area of contemporary practice using specific projects as examples. Work may result in invitation of current practitioner(s) as a lecture series or event. Resume and portfolio preparation in advance of required off-campus semester (L A 444 A, B or C).

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Investigation of landscape design concepts and trends as observed over time, from approximately 1750 to the present, with emphasis on the United States and Europe. Examination of significant figures and outstanding works (sites, gardens, landscapes, monuments, subdivisions, city plans, etc.) of varied geographic regions. Analysis of the social, economic, political, and technical forces contributing to the development of landscape design styles, vocabulary, and literature. Lectures, readings, projects, research papers.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Investigation of international landscape design concepts and trends as observed over time, from pre-history to the mid 18th century. Examination of significant figures and outstanding works (sites, gardens, landscapes, monuments, subdivisions, city plans, etc.) of varied geographic regions. Analysis of the social, economic, political, and technical forces contributing to the development of landscape design styles, vocabulary, and literature. Lectures, readings, projects, research papers.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: L A 282 and MATH 143 or MATH 145
Design of landforms to achieve aesthetic, functional, and safety goals. Landform changes to accommodate human uses and activities. Impacts and implications of landform transformation on the surrounding environment. Surface and subsurface drainage design, storm water runoff best management practices, contour manipulation to incorporate slopes, swales, culverts, pads, retaining walls, walks, steps, terraces, buildings, and other structures in the landscape. Road layout and alignment, parking lot design, and earthwork volume estimates. Design communication using CAD, perspectives, cross-sections, contour maps, landform models, and narratives. Class exercises, case study precedents, and preliminary construction documents.

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: L A 402
Physical planning and design of places utilizing community-based methods. Projects address social and cultural dimensions of placemaking such as reuse of abandoned sites, in-fill development, and community visioning. Emphasis on development of user-client relationship skills and design research. Integrated seminar component.

(1-15) Cr. 7. F.

Prereq: L A 402
Physical planning and design of places utilizing community-based methods. Projects address social and cultural dimensions of placemaking such as reuse of abandoned sites, in-fill development, and community visioning. Emphasis on development of user-client relationship skills and design research. Integrated seminar component.

(1-15) Cr. 6. F.

Prereq: L A 302
Comprehensive planning and design for urban sites or for sites within urban contexts. Projects typically include planning for a variety of integrated land uses, and cover the full range of design scales from master planning to proposals for site details. Emphasis on written and verbal as well as graphic communications. Integrated seminar component.

(1-15) Cr. 7. F.

Prereq: L A 302
Comprehensive planning and design for urban sites or for sites within urban contexts. Projects typically include planning for a variety of integrated land uses, and cover the full range of design scales from master planning to proposals for site details. Emphasis on written and verbal as well as graphic communications. Integrated seminar component.

Cr. 2. F.

Prereq: L A 402, permission of thesis advisor, enrollment in Honors program
Preparation for senior thesis.

(1-15) Cr. 6. Repeatable, maximum of 2 times. S.

Prereq: L A 401
Advanced forum for the demonstration of sophistication in landscape architectural design. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged.

(1-15) Cr. 6-7. Repeatable, maximum of 2 times. S.

Prereq: L A 401
Advanced forum for the demonstration of sophistication in landscape architectural design. Experimentation and innovation are encouraged.

(0-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: L A 401, L A 402, L A 403, enrollment in Honors program and permission of adviser, chair and thesis adviser
Individual advanced forum for the demonstration of sophistication in landscape architectural design. Experimentation and innovation are expected.

(Dual-listed with L A 517). (Cross-listed with ENV S). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification and 6 credits of natural science
Assessment and reduction of impacts in urban and peri-urban watershed areas. Course prepares students to work with various analysis methods for vegetation, topography, stormwater and stream condition as well as work with data from other disciplines. Emphasis on communicating with the public. Introductory GIS and GPS technologies are utilized. Learning is largely field-based.

(Dual-listed with L A 542). (2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: L A 481
Studies of conventional and developing forms of public and private practice. Explore relationships between professional life and the culture of the professional design firm; investigate firm identities and structures; understand design projects, their delivery process, and contractual agreements. Lecture and class discussion.

Cr. R. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 341 or permission of adviser and chair
Independent educational enrichment through exploration of landscape architectural practice in a professional internship, international studies, or out-of-region national study experience.

Cr. R. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 341 or permission of adviser and chair
Independent educational enrichment through exploration of landscape architectural practice in a professional internship, international studies, or out-of-region national study experience.

Cr. R. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 341 or permission of adviser and chair
Independent educational enrichment through exploration of landscape architectural practice in a professional internship, international studies, or out-of-region national study experience.

Cr. R. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 341 or permission of adviser and chair
Independent educational enrichment through exploration of landscape architectural practice in a professional internship, international studies, or out-of-region national study experience.

(Dual-listed with L A 554). (Cross-listed with C R P). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Introduction to remote sensing techniques needed for basic analysis of satellite images, including: filtering and conflation techniques, stacking, pan sharpening, image rectification, image enhancement, unsupervised and supervised classification. Practical applications in a variety of topics to understand how to interpret images.

(Dual-listed with L A 557). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification
Exploration of computational representation of the landscape palette. Geometric parameters for terrain, vegetation, water, weather and lighting effects are modeled and developed algorithmically. Basic computer programming logic and computer graphics interactivity are combined to produce stand-alone software application prototypes that address core landscape design principles.

(Dual-listed with L A 558). (Cross-listed with C R P). (2-2) Cr. 3.

Prereq: CRP 451/551, LA 302. GEOL 452/552 or instructor permission.
Use and development of online mapping tools to support participatory GIS, Volunteered Geographic Information, information sharing, geodesign and decision making actions. Geoprocessing and Web Scripting/coding and user interface design. Laboratory emphasis practical applications and uses of Web GIS.

(Dual-listed with L A 559). (Cross-listed with C R P). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Introduction to digital tools used by landscape architects for design communication, visualization, and design development. Include 2D drafting, 3D modeling, image CAD, geospatial data handling (GIS), and animation. Emphasis on concepts and workflow interoperability.

(Cross-listed with ENSCI, ENV S, IA LL). Cr. 4. SS.


Descriptive and predictive GIS modeling techniques, spatial statistics, and map algebra. Application of GIS modeling techniques to environmental planning and resource management.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections. Course contact hours can range from (2-0) to (3-0) depending on number of credits.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior or graduate classification
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

(Dual-listed with L A 578K). Cr. 2-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Senior classification or graduate standing
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections. Course contact hours can range from (2-0) to (3-0) depending on number of credits.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior classification or graduate standing
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior classification or graduate standing
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

Cr. 2-3. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: L A 202 or senior classification or graduate standing
Offerings vary with each term; check with department for available sections.

(Dual-listed with L A 581). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: L A 381
Development of construction details with emphasis on materials and their aesthetic and functional uses as building materials. Explore characteristics and uses of construction materials and application of wood systems, paving systems, retaining walls, masonry and concrete systems, and metals; investigate structural theory of wood systems. Preliminary preparation of construction documents.

(Dual-listed with L A 582). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: L A 481
Advanced site construction issues, including proposal preparation, construction documentation, project scheduling, estimating, and specification writing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Written approval of instructor and department chair on required form
Investigation of a topic of special interest to the student.

(Dual-listed with L A 591). (Cross-listed with C R P, ENV S). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in natural sciences
Environmental law and policy as applied in planning at the local and state levels. Brownfields, environmental justice, water quality, air quality, wetland and floodplain management, and local government involvement in ecological protection through land use planning and other programs.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

Cr. 1. Repeatable, maximum of 2 times.

Prereq: Enrollment in the professional program and permission of instructor
Observation of and reflection on professional and academic practice and landscapes. Field study and travel to conferences and educational events. Reading and final report. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Dual-listed with L A 417). (2-3) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification and 6 credits of natural science
Assessment and reduction of impacts in urban and peri-urban watershed areas. Course prepares students to work with various analysis methods for vegetation, topography, stormwater and stream condition as well as work with data from other disciplines. Emphasis on communicating with the public. Introductory GIS and GPS technologies are utilized. Learning is largely field-based.

(1-4) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior or graduate standing
Planting design and emergent technologies for design performance in the urban built environment. Emphasis on innovative strategies for planting design and plant technology in building design, sustainable streetscapes, and urban systems integrating storm water and urban “hardscape” design. Interviews with practitioners, technical experts and agency program leaders will complement readings, lecture and site visits to exemplary project sites.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate standing
Examination of design inquiry and research methods relevant to landscape architectural projects, including bibliographical, historical, numerical, statistical, survey, and geographical methods. Readings, discussions, and application problems. Preparation of a written research proposal.

(Dual-listed with L A 442). (2-0) Cr. 2. S.

Prereq: L A 481
Studies of conventional and developing forms of public and private practice. Explore relationships between professional life and the culture of the professional design firm; investigate firm identities and structures; understand design projects, their delivery process, and contractual agreements. Lecture and class discussion.

(0-1) Cr. 1. S.

Prereq: Graduate standing.
Graduate forum on current research in landscape architecture. Weekly presentations of scholarly and professional work by department faculty. Readings, discussions, and development of student research focus. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.

Prereq: LA 543 or graduate standing.
Student-run graduate forum on current research in landscape architecture and related disciplines. Weekly presentations by invited faculty from the departments across the College of Design, University, and professional guests. Readings, discussions, and writing. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(Dual-listed with L A 454). (Cross-listed with CRP). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.


Introduction to remote sensing techniques needed for basic analysis of satellite images, including: filtering and conflation techniques, stacking, pan sharpening, image rectification, image enhancement, unsupervised and supervised classification. Practical applications in a variety of topics to understand how to interpret images.

(Dual-listed with L A 457). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Junior classification
Exploration of computational representation of the landscape palette. Geometric parameters for terrain, vegetation, water, weather and lighting effects are modeled and developed algorithmically. Basic computer programming logic and computer graphics interactivity are combined to produce stand-alone software application prototypes that address core landscape design principles.

(Dual-listed with L A 458). (Cross-listed with C R P). (2-2) Cr. 3.

Prereq: CRP 451/551, LA 302. GEOL 452/552 or instructor permission.
Use and development of online mapping tools to support participatory GIS, Volunteered Geographic Information, information sharing, geodesign and decision making actions. Geoprocessing and Web Scripting/coding and user interface design. Laboratory emphasis practical applications and uses of Web GIS.

(Dual-listed with L A 459). (Cross-listed with C R P). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.


Introduction to digital tools used by landscape architects for design communication, visualization, and design development. Include 2D drafting, 3D modeling, image CAD, geospatial data handling (GIS), and animation. Emphasis on concepts and workflow interoperability.

(0-6) Cr. 3.

Prereq: L A 302 or C R P 451/C R P 551
Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) modeling techniques to landscape planning and management issues. Selection, acquisition, and conversion of digital landscape data. Modeling applications for studio projects, outreach projects, and research projects.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: graduate classification or permission of instructor
Examination of the development of ideas in landscape architecture in their historical context of social practices and knowledge systems. Emphasis on exposure to key modern and contemporary texts and projects in landscape architecture, architecture, art, and related fields. Readings, discussions, and writings.

Cr. 1-4. Repeatable, maximum of 4 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of major professor
Hands-on participation in a creative or research activity in the student's area of specialization. Development of a detailed prospectus that defines the thesis or creative component.

(Dual-listed with L A 481). (3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: L A 381
Development of construction details with emphasis on materials and their aesthetic and functional uses as building materials. Explore characteristics and uses of construction materials and application of wood systems, paving systems, retaining walls, masonry and concrete systems, and metals; investigate structural theory of wood systems. Preliminary preparation of construction documents.

(Dual-listed with L A 482). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: L A 481
Advanced site construction issues, including proposal preparation, construction documentation, project scheduling, estimating, and specification writing.

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: LA 602
Design of landforms to achieve aesthetic, functional, and safety goals. Impacts and implications of landform transformation on the surrounding environment. Design communication using CAD, perspectives, cross-sections, contour maps, landform models, and narratives. Class exercises, case study precedents, and preliminary construction documents.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

Cr. 1-6. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times. F.S.SS.

Prereq: graduate standing.

(Dual-listed with L A 491). (Cross-listed with C R P). (3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: 6 credits in natural sciences
Environmental law and policy as applied in planning at the local and state levels. Brownfields, environmental justice, water quality, air quality, wetland and floodplain management, and local government involvement in ecological protection through land use planning and other programs.

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: Graduate standing or senior classification.
Examination of the equitable distribution of environmental burdens and benefits for sustainable and resilient cities. Focus on impact of climate change, social exclusion, and physical isolation on cumulative risk amongst vulnerable populations. Synthesis of recent social and environmental research to develop innovative physical planning and urban design strategies that support healthy behaviors.

Cr. 1-8. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of major professor
Comprehensive study and original development of a project selected by the student and approved by the major professor. Completed project must be submitted to and approved by a graduate faculty committee as evidence of mastery of the principles of landscape architecture.

Courses for graduate students:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: Graduate standing
Introduction to history, techniques, and conventions of landscape architecture representation. Production of design drawings that facilitate critical thinking, the testing of design ideas, and effective communication. Use of two- and three-dimensional media, both analog and digital.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: LA 601
Landscape design integrating knowledge of land patterns, plant ecosystems, and human processes. Project involve landform and plants at varied scale of design. Emphasis on competencies in design based in natural process, human behavior, and representation.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: LA 602
Theory and methods of landscape design at a variety of scales to achieve desired cultural and biophysical impacts. Development and use of performance metrics drawn from design, humanities, and science. Construction of integrated rhetorical structures of representation and analysis and critical viewpoints to create rigorous design "arguments" and meaningful, just and vibrant environments.

(1-15) Cr. 6. S.

Prereq: LA 603
Exploration of sociopolitical, ecological, and visual-spatial conditions of the urban environment through design at multiple scales. Focus on urban projects that highlight the complexity of human, ecological, and infrastructural systems. Development of innovative strategies for sustainable, healthy, and just cities. Special attention us paid to building material and construction of physical elements in cities.

(1-15) Cr. 6.

Prereq: LA 604
Landscape design focusing on broadening the representational palette for landscape architectural concepts to complex sites at multiple scales. Emphasis on technical competency through advanced skills in design research, digital representation and teamwork.

Cr. 1-8. Repeatable, maximum of 8 credits. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Permission of major professor