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LARC 101 is 'Letter Grade only'.
Introductory theories, methods and applications of landscape architecture.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 1, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 200
Landscape and Environmental Appreciation Crosslisted as GEOG 200, HORT 200
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 9, 7
Prereqs: Admission into the Professional Program.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: LARC 211
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Studio 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 210.
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
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Studio 10
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 212
Landscape Plants I Crosslisted as HORT 212, NRES 212
Prereqs: HORT 131
Requires Saturday off-campus field trips.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 2, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 213
Landscape Plants II Crosslisted as HORT 213, NRES 213
Prereqs: HORT/LARC/NRES 212.
Continuation of HORT/LARC/NRES 212.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Admission to the College of Architecture.
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
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 230.
LARC 231 is 'Letter Grade Only.'
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
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Lec 3. Sophomore standing and permission.
Survey of the development of landscape design from pre-history to the present day.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 7
Prereqs: LARC 211.
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
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 310.
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
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 231
Investigation and application of landscape architectural design analysis, process and technology to landscape utility/circulation systems, structures, site layout, construction observation and implementation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 231.
LARC 331 is 'Letter Grade Only.'
Investigation and application of landscape architectural design analysis, process and technology to landscape utility/circulation systems, structures, site layout, construction observation and implementation.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 240.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 5, 7
Prereqs: Permission.
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.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Grade only.
Individual investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: LARC 311.
LARC 411 is 'Letter Grade Only'
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.
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
LARC 413
Prereqs: LARC 412.
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.
Credit Hours: 5
Course Format: Studio 12
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 453
Urban Soil Properties and Management Crosslisted as HORT 453, AGRO 453, SOIL 453
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 461
Urbanism Crosslisted as ARCH 461/861/561
Prereqs: For ARCH 461: ARCH 360 or permission. Prereq for LARC 461: LARC/NRES 487; parallel DSGN 410. For ARCH 561/861: Admission to a professional program in the College of Architecture or permission.
ARCH/LARC 461/561/861 is "Letter grade only'.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: ARCH 461
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 467
Planting Design Crosslisted as ARCH 467/567/867, HORT 467
Prereqs: HORT/LARC/NRES 212; ARCH 210 or HORT/LARC 266.
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.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission by instructor.
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.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 487
Introduction to Landscape Ecology Crosslisted as NRES 487
Prereqs: AGRO/HORT/SOIL 153 and BIOS/NRES 220. HORT/LARC/GEOG 200, CIVE 353/853/NRES853, and CRPL 470 recommended.
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 489
Design Research Crosslisted as ARCH 489/589/889, IDES 489/889
Comprehensive overview of the complementary and contributory relationship between research and design, with a particular emphasis on design research as a projective activity.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
LARC 495
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.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Field
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Grade only.
Group investigation of a topic in landscape architecture.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 24
Course Format: Studio
Course Delivery: Classroom