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Landscape Architecture (LARCH)

LARCH 060 (GA;US;IL) History of Design on the Land (3) A survey of the historical development of outdoor space in relationship to allied arts from early beginnings to this century.
Students may take only one course for General Education credit from LARCH 003 GA or 060 GA. Effective: Fall 2010
 

LARCH 065 (GA;US;IL) Built Environment and Culture (3) Investigates the relationship between socio-cultural practices and the development and organization of contemporary built environments.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

LARCH 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

LARCH 112 Introductory Design Studio (3) Provides students with an interdisciplinary introduction to studio work in landscape design.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: admission into the Department of Landscape ArchitectureLARCH 121S andLARCH 151  

LARCH 121S Landscape Architecture Orientation Seminar (1) Introductory seminar involving readings on significant issues in landscape architecture. LARCH majors only.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

LARCH 151 Introduction to Design Visualization (3) Provides students with an introduction to visualization techniques for landscape architectural design and planning.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: admission into the Department of Landscape Architecture   Concurrent: LARCH 121S

LARCH 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

LARCH 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

LARCH 211 Design and Theory I: Introduction to Principles of Landscape ArchitecturalDesign (4) An introduction to design theories and principles of landscape architecture. LARCH majors only.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: LARCH 112   Concurrent: LARCH 221

LARCH 212 Design and Theory II: Introduction to Issues of Place (4) Studio design addressing issues of nature and culture; application of theories, processes, and presentation methods learned in course and concurrent courses. LARCH majors only.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: LARCH 211, LARCH 221, LARCH 251   Concurrent: LARCH 222

LARCH 221 Design Theory Seminar (1) Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to the focus and content of LARCH 211.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: LARCH 112   Concurrent: LARCH 211

LARCH 222 Design Theory Seminar (1) Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to the focus and content of LARCH 212.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: LARCH 211, LARCH 221   Concurrent: LARCH 212

LARCH 231 Introduction to Design Implementation (3) Introduction of basic principles and tools supporting landform data, site systems, grading, visualization representation and site circulation.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: LARCH 251  

LARCH 241 Ecological Principles for Landscape Design (3) The development of basic ecological knowledge that becomes the basis for sensitive ecological design.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: LARCH majors only or permission of the program.  

LARCH 251 Design Visualization and Graphics I (3) Advanced visualization principles and techniques; computer=aided design, image processing, color theory and application; visual thinking and problem solving. For Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: LARCH 151  

LARCH 272 Landscape Architecture Field Trip (1) A week-long class trip to visit recent projects, offices, and outstanding historical developments.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: LARCH 241  

LARCH 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

LARCH 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

LARCH 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

LARCH 311 Design and Theory III: Regional Planning and Landscape Systems (4) An introduction to site planning, management, and design.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: LARCH 241, LARCH 212, LARCH 222   Concurrent: LARCH 321

LARCH 312 Design and Theory IV: Site and Community Design (4) An introduction to master planning and community design. For landscape architecture majors only.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: LARCH 311, LARCH 321   Concurrent: LARCH 322

LARCH 321 Design Theory Seminar (1) Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to the focus and content of LARCH 311.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: LARCH 241, LARCH 212, LARCH 222   Concurrent: LARCH 311

LARCH 322 Design Theory Seminar (1) Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to the focus and content of LARCH 312.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: LARCH 311, LARCH 321   Concurrent: LARCH 312

LARCH 331 (IL) Landscape Architectural Design Implementation I (3) Introduction to landscape construction materials and their use in design; includes principles and techniques for detailed design of site elements. For Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 231  

LARCH 332 Landscape Architectural Design Implementation II (3) Introduces the principles and techniques of planting design, including instruction in proper construction documentation. For Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 331, LARCH 341  

LARCH 341 Plants, People and Place: Plants in Landscape Architectural Design (3) The ecological, historic, and aesthetic values of native and ornamental herbaceous and woody plants and their use in landscape design.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: LARCH 241  

LARCH 361W Historic Issues in Landscape Architecture (3) A review of design history (precedent studies), an introduction to historic method, history as an informant to design, reading the historic landscape, and issues of preservation and restoration. Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 311  

LARCH 382 Professional Practice (3) An investigation of current professional and business practices in the field of landscape architecture. For Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: LARCH 311  

LARCH 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

LARCH 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

LARCH 400 Introduction to Design and Theory (IUG) (5) Introductory landscape architectural design and applied theory for IUG students.
Effective: Summer 1998
Prerequisite: admission to the IUG program   Concurrent: LARCH 400A

LARCH 414 Design and Theory V: Advanced Landscape Architectural Design (5 per semester/maximum of 15) Review of landscape architectural theories and issues; supports development of comprehensive design study and/or independent honors (Thesis-Based) design projects. LARCH Majors only.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: LARCH 312, LARCH 322  

LARCH 424 Design Theory Seminar (3 per semester/maximum of 9) Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to contemporary landscape architecture issues. Topics vary each semester.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 312, LARCH 322  

LARCH 431 Landscape Architectural Design Implementation III (3) Introduces the principles and techniques of stormwater management and drainage design, including instruction in proper construction documentation, calculations and estimations. For Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 332, LARCH 312  

LARCH 450 Geodesign: Geospatial Technology for Design (3) Interactive geodesign and digital design studio.
Effective: Fall 2012
 

LARCH 494H Research Projects - Honors (1-12 per semester/maximum of 12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

LARCH 495 Internship (1-13) Supervised off-campus, non-group instruction including individual field experiences, practicums or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Fall 1981
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

LARCH 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

LARCH 496H Independent Studies - Honors (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

LARCH 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

LARCH 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

LARCH 499A (IL) Design Theory Seminar (1) Inquiry-based reading and discussion of design theory literature relevant to the focus and content of the associated design studio course, LARCH 499B. LARCH majors only.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: LARCH 361W   Concurrent: LARCH 499B LARCH 499C LARCH 499D

LARCH 499B (IL) Design and Theory VI: Contemporary/International Landscape Architectural Design Issues (5) Study of and design for sites, programs, and social groups associated with ongoing contemporary landscape architectural concerns. LARCH majors only.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 312, LARCH 361W   Concurrent: LARCH 499A LARCH 499C LARCH 499D

LARCH 499D (IL) Contemporary/International Special Topics (3) Special topics related to, and study in conjunction with 499B. Landscape Architecture majors only.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: LARCH 361W   Concurrent: LARCH 499B

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