University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions

Landscape Architecture

College Faculty of Environmental Design and Rural Development, School of Landscape Architecture.

LARC*1100 Design and Communications Studio F(3-3) [0.75]

An introduction to the physical design professions with emphasis on the role of landscape architects. Emphasis on development of design awareness, process, communication skills and creativity.

Prerequisites: registration in the B.L.A. program

LARC*1940 History of Cultural Form F(4-0) [0.50]

A survey of the designed environment in its cultural and biophysical context, from ancient times to the present.

LARC*2020 Design Studio W(2-4) [0.75]

An examination of the theory, process and vocabulary of spacial design. An exploration of the social, psychological, and behavioural forces a designer must respond to. An introduction to landscape analysis.

Prerequisites: registration in the B.L.A. program, LARC*1100

LARC*2100 Landscape Analysis F(2-2) [0.50]

A study of biophysical factors and their influence on design. Including soils, climate, vegetation, hydrology, and fauna. Natural and Cultural systems interpretation, site assessment methods, and data presentation techniques will be outlined. Students will formulate and conduct site assessments that include resource inventories and the analysis for land use suitability.

Prerequisites: BOT*1150, LARC*2020
Corequisites: LARC*3040

LARC*2330 Planting Design I W(1-2) [0.25]

Visual and physical characteristics of plants and their use. Design theory and its application at a site specific scale. Study of the use of plants in a wide range of applications.

Prerequisites: HORT*3260
Corequisites: LARC*3050

LARC*2340 Planting Design II F(1-2) [0.25]

Visual and physical characteristics of plants and their use. Design theory and its application at a site specific scale. Study of the use of plants in a wide range of applications.

Prerequisites: LARC*2330
Corequisites: LARC*3060

LARC*2410 Site Engineering F(3-1) [0.50]

A focus on contour grading to facilitate circulation, stormwater runoff, and design intent. Aspects of surveying, plotting, as well as runoff and cut and fill calculations.

Prerequisites: LARC*2020, LARC*2420

LARC*2420 Materials and Techniques W(3-0) [0.50]

The study of materials commonly used for landscape construction. Specification of procedures and materials for contractual purposes. Detail drafting.

Prerequisites: LARC*1100

LARC*2820 Urban and Regional Planning W(3-0) [0.50]

Introduction to the evolution and history of planning and its conceptual base. A study of the theoretical foundations of planning. Emphasis on the Canadian scene and on Canadian planning literature.

LARC*3040 Site Planning and Design Studio F(2-4) [0.75]

Application of the site planning process, including programming, site analysis, functional analysis and diagramming. Application of design theory and landscape analysis to site design.

Prerequisites: LARC*2020
Corequisites: HORT*3260, LARC*2100

LARC*3050 Landscape Architecture I W(2-4) [0.75]

Lectures and projects emphasizing the integration of design theory, skills and knowledge using site scale and urban design projects. Highlighting the use of contemporary history.

Prerequisites: LARC*3040
Corequisites: LARC*2330

LARC*3060 Landscape Architecture II F(2-4) [0.75]

Application of the landscape architectural design process to conservation, development and rehabilitation of landscapes. Projects at an intermediate scale focusing on biophysical, cultural and visual resources as primary design determinants. Emphasis on secondary research, analysis, program development, alternative concepts and design master planning.

Prerequisites: LARC*3050
Corequisites: LARC*3440
Exclusions: LARC*3061:2

LARC*3070 Landscape Architecture III F(2-6) [1.00]

Exercises in regional scale design and master planning to provide an understanding of the integrative design process that considers ecological, technological, socio-economic, human and aesthetic factors in the land development process. Projects focus on land planning, community design, urban design, and public involvement and communication.

Prerequisites: LARC*3060
Exclusions:: LARC*3071:2

LARC*3430 Landscape Construction I W(2-4) [0.50]

Lectures and studio exercises that integrate construction documentation with design. The technical procedures needed to direct design implementation including layout, grading, utility design, and planting plans.

Prerequisites: LARC*2410

LARC*3440 Landscape Construction II F(2-4) [0.75]

Production of construction drawings, documents and cost estimates using computer and manual techniques.

Prerequisites: LARC*3430
Corequisites: LARC*3060

LARC*3500 Independent Study S,F,W(0-6) [0.50]

Each student establishes, in consultation with the faculty member chosen, the content of special study within the area of expertise of that instructor.

Prerequisites: LARC*3040

LARC*4090 Seminar W(3-0) [0.50]

An integrated overview of professional issues involving practice, ethics, environmental concerns, government policy, research needs and professional responsibilities to society. Emphasis on writing and oral presentations.

Prerequisites: LARC*3060

LARC*4101/2 Design Thesis F(1-2)/W(2-6) [1.50]

The fall semester consists of the study of research methods, and research, writing and presentations on individually selected topics. The student uses this work to complete an individual landscape design or planning project in the winter. Each student is to integrate the knowledge and demonstrate the skills acquired in preceding courses in a professional manner. This is a two-semester course. When you select it you will be assigned to LARC*4101 in the first semester and LARC*4102 in the second semester. A grade will not be assigned to LARC*4101 until LARC*4102 has been completed.

Prerequisites: LARC*3050, LARC*3440
Exclusions: LARC*4100

LARC*4520 Park and Recreation Administration W(3-0) [0.50]

A study of the major objectives, policies and administrative practices of the principal park and recreation agencies at various levels of government, with an emphasis on trends and implications for future roles and administrative policies of these agencies. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 1.00 credit at the 2000 level in social sciences or three semesters of the B.L.A. program

LARC*4610 Professional Practice F(3-0) [0.50]

Lectures and assignments dealing with professional ethics, organizations, contract law and procedures, relationships with clients, contractors and professional practitioners, office procedure and professional promotion practices and trends.

Prerequisites: LARC*3040

LARC*4620 Internship in Landscape Architecture S,F,W(0-10) [1.00]

An experiential learning opportunity requiring professional office experience and faculty supervision under program regulations. Actual work experience for academic credit. Students are required to submit a project or paper as part of the course requirements.

Prerequisites: LARC*3060

LARC*4730 Special Study in Landscape Architecture F(0-4) [0.50]

Supervised independent study involving competitions, special projects, modules, and other formats.

Prerequisites: LARC*3050

LARC*4740 Case Studies S,F,W(0-6) [0.50]

Travel and field studies of selected projects as approved by a faculty member. Students are required to submit a project or paper.

Prerequisites: LARC*3040

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