- LA 302
Regional Landscape Design
- Cultural and natural influences on regional design. Regional patterns, theories, processes, forms, and materials as landscape design influences. Application of ecological concepts and regional design concepts, methods, tools, and data in mitigation
design. Use of geographic information systems to model regional processes and communicate regional
- LA 411/511
Computer Graphics in Landscape Architecture
- Applications of computer graphics to landscape planning, design, and
construction projects. Software includes computer-aided design (CAD), image
information systems (GIS), rendering, HTML for Web pages, thematic mapping,
electronic presentations, 3-D static and dynamic simulation, and charting.
- LA 463
Comprehensive Landscape Planning
- Planning for multiple use of large areas with emphasis on regional
landscape analysis, visual resource management, landscape impact assessment,
and land use feasibility. Preparation of master plans for multiple use
with a basis in landscape ecology and human ecology. Master planning methods
and concepts communicated through drawings, oral presentations, and written
- LA 541
Principles of Research for Landscape
- Examination of research methods appropriate for landscape architecture
projects, including bibliographical, historical, numerical, statistical,
survey, and geographic (GIS) methods. Readings, discussions, and application
problems. Preparation of a research proposal.
- LA 562
Landscape Resource Management
- Developing plans and policies that feature ecological landscape
description, planning, and resource conservation. Hands-on field experience
with professional resource planners and managers.
- LA 567
Advanced GIS Landscape Modeling
- Application of GIS modeling techniques to landscape planning and
management issues. Use of descriptive and predictive GIS modeling
techniques, including logit modeling, spatial statistics, geo-statistics,
environmental diversity indices, Boolean logic, and map algebra.
ArcView and Spatial Analyst extension are the primary modeling tools.
Modeling applications for studio projects, outreach projects, and research
- LA 490/590E Independent Study in Landscape Planning
- Investigation of a topic in landscape planning of special interest
to the student.
- LA 490/590K Independent Study in Computer Graphics
- Investigation of a topic in landscape computer graphics of special
interest to the student.
- LA 580 Graduate Research Tutorial
- Hands-on participation in a creative or research activity in the student's
area of specialization. Development of a detailed prospectus that defines
their thesis or creative component.
- LA 599/699
Creative Component / Thesis Research
- Comprehensive study and original development of a project selected
by the student and approved by the department. The completed project must
be submitted to and approved by the graduate faculty committee as evidence
of mastery of the principles of landscape architecture.
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