Landscape Architecture autumn 2020 courses

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Autumn courses in the landscape architecture department include

L ARCH 341: Site Design and Planning

TTh 10–11:20
3 credits, VLPA (SLN 16939)

“Site design and planning is the art and science shaping the places we live and work. Its aim is foundationally moral and aesthetic: to enhance everyday life. This course serves as an overview of the varied issues, scales, land uses, and contexts of site design and planning.”

L ARCH 352: History of Landscape Architecture

MWF 12:00–1:20
5 credits, VLPA / I&S + Writing (SLN 16940)

Survey of the development of landscape architecture as an art form and mode of cultural expression from Mesopotamia to the present, particularly transnational and indigenous landscape interventions. Relationships to physical landscape, climate, colonization, religion, and everyday life. In Au2020 we will focus on critically reassessing the lessons of landscape and garden history in light of current environmental, political and social crises. Optional Writing Credit.

L ARCH 212: Designing the Future

Taught asynchronously | Keith Harris
5 credits, VLPA / I&S (SLN 16935)

How do landscape architects and other designers shape our cities, our lives, and our futures? Through fieldwork, hands-on activities, research, and discussion, this course explores innovative and interdisciplinary design thinking and practice that addresses critical human issues from the local to the global scale.

L ARCH 300: Intro Landscape Architecture Design Studio

MWF 1:30–5:20
6 credits, VLPA (SLN 16937)

This studio provides an introduction into the methods and practice of integrating landscape architectural design into urban environments. This is a heavily collaborative class in which students work closely with instructors and one another to discuss, observe, and design local environments.

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