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Courses - Summer 2024
LARC
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06/15/2024 at 08:30 AM
LARC151
Urban Agriculture: Designing and Assessing Edible Landscapes
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Students will examine the growing development of urban agriculture and edible landscapes. Urban agriculture has seen a recent growth and interest in cities across the globe. From Paris to New York, from Baltimore to Detroit, urban agriculture is an emerging land use to address a variety of needs. Redevelopment, food deserts, community engagement and environmental justice are just some of the issues and topics that are connected to the recent growth of urban agriculture. This course will take a critical examination of urban agriculture's contribution to the food system, its input and outputs in the urban landscape, and the planning and design of urban agriculture and edible landscapes.
LARC152
Greening Cities: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Who Cares?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP, SCIS
Credit only granted for: LARC152 or PLSC289I.
Formerly: PLSC289I.
"Greening Cities" can have many interpretations: improving or adding urban economic activity, realizing energy efficiency, greening urban transport systems, etc. An important component of livable and sustainable cities and metropolitan ecosystems are the plants and landscapes that are inhabited by plants. With the majority of humans now living in cities, a survey of urban ecosystem principles and an examination of design and planning strategies for plant and landscape resources in urban and metropolitan regions is critical.
LARC160
Introduction to Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHU or DSSP
History, theory, philosophy and current practice of the profession of landscape architecture. Explores the interactive relationship between humans and their environment by examining people's perceptions of and changing attitude towards the landscape, as well as, an examination of how these are related to ecological and cultural influences. Topics include urban, ecological, community and creative design.
LARC162
Environmental Justice: Same World, Different Built Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Environmental Justice will be explored in the context of the built environment. What unequal public built environmental threats exist? How can these threats be prevented or eliminated? Public schools, public parks, access to clean water, air pollution, tree coverage are among the built environments examined in the course.
LARC489O
Special Topics in Landscape Architecture; Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD): Urban Construction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
LARC499
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies in Landscape Architecture
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
LARC699
(Perm Req)
Independent Studies in Landscape and Architecture
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
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LARC799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
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