2006-2007 University of Guelph Graduate Calendar

VIII. Graduate Programs

Landscape Architecture


Theory and Practice

LARC*6010 Landscape Architecture Studio I F [0.50]
Studio and field instruction introduces the student to landscape architecture through acquisition of basic professional skills and knowledge. Topics include design theory, landscape inventory and analysis, application of the design process to projects at the site scale, graphic and oral communication, sculpture and model-building.
LARC*6020 Landscape Architecture Studio II F [0.50]
Studio and field instruction introduces the student to basic knowledge and skills of site engineering as it relates to landscape architecture. Topics include surveying, principles of site grading and drainage, introduction to materials and methods of construction, and graphic communication.
Prerequisite(s): Students are required to satisfy a woody plants requirement either through the course HORT*3260 or equivalent.
LARC*6030 Landscape Architecture Studio III W [0.50]
Studio and field instruction continues the student's development of professional knowledge and skills at the site scale. Topics include site planning principles, social factors in design, introduction to principles of planting design and architectural structures, facilitation and computer applications in design.
LARC*6040 Landscape Architecture Studio IV W [0.50]
Studio instruction emphasizes design implementation, materials and methods of construction, principles of stormwater management, construction specifications and graphic communication using computer applications.
LARC*6120 Community Design W [0.50]
Studio and field instruction emphasizes integration of ecological, social, cultural and historical factors in the comprehensive design of urban and special use landscapes at the community scale.
LARC*6340 Landscape History Seminar F [0.25]
A lecture/seminar course focussed on the history of Landscape Architecture. Skills emphasize the development of oral and writing skills.
LARC*6360 Professional Practice Seminar F [0.25]
A lecture/seminar course focussed on the legal, business, ethical and professional practices of Landscape Architecture professionals. Skills emphasize the development of oral and writing skills.

Landscape Analysis and Planning

LARC*6430 Landscape Resource Analysis F [0.50]
Integrated field and classroom instruction introduces the student to inventory and analysis of biological, physical, social and cultural elements of the landscape. Projects will incorporate principles of landscape ecology and landscape planning. Field study will require some travel at student's expense.
LARC*6440 Environmental Design F [0.50]
This course integrates field and classroom study to apply landscape ecology to current landscape problems, including analysis of regional landscapes, restoration of degraded landscapes, and application of aesthetic and ecological principles across scales in site to regional settings. Case studies component will require some travel at students' expense.
LARC*6470 Integrative Environmental Planning W [0.50]
Landscape planning emphasizing the integration and interrelationships between biophysical and cultural resources, with application at a regional landscape planning scale. This course typically incorporates community-outreach projects and develops student facilitation abilities.

Research Techniques and Practice

EDRD*6000 Qualitative Analysis in Rural Development U [0.50]
Nature and use of qualitative data collection and analysis techniques by practitioners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of rural planning and development activities in both domestic and international settings.
Prerequisite(s): RPD*6170 or REXT*6260 or LARC*6610
LARC*6380 Research Seminar W [0.25]
A seminar course focussed on the process and communication of research, influenced by the current research of the participants. Participants organize a conference to present their research results.
LARC*6600 Critical Inquiry & Research Analysis W [0.50]
Students are introduced to critical inquiry as a method of evaluating information, design, and planning. The focus of the course is on the quantification and analysis of research data. Modelling and simulation are introduced and discussed in the context of planning, design, and research.
LARC*6610 Research Methods F [0.50]
An introduction to a broad array of research methods as they apply to landscape planning and design, with a focus on the connections between research and design. Emphasis is on developing foundations for the creation of appropriate research questions.
RPD*6170 Philosophy and Methods in Rural Planning and Development Research U [0.50]
The course provides rural planning and development professionals with a number of theoretical frameworks and practical approaches to problem solving in rural Canadian and international contexts. The course content provides an introduction to hypothesis development, data collection, analytical frameworks, research management, and information synthesis and presentation methodologies that are appropriate to the practicing rural planner and developer. It views the roles of the researcher and research as interventionist and intervention in the rural community. Research methods are discussed as an integral and supporting part of the planning and development process.

Independent Study

LARC*6710 Special Study S,F,W [0.50]
Independent study. A proposal for the content and product required for this course must be developed in conjunction with the student's Advisory Committee.