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Landscape Architecture

University Park, College of Arts and Architecture (LARCH)

PROFESSOR ELIZA PENNYPACKER, Head, Department of Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture is the art of design, planning, or management of the land and of the natural and built elements upon it. As an academic discipline, it embodies creative, cultural, philosophical, and scientific knowledge bases. As a professional discipline, the practice of landscape architecture includes site design, urban design, master planning, community planning, regional planning, resource conservation, and stewardship.

The program currently is a ten-semester curriculum leading to a professionally accredited Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree. One semester of the curriculum is spent in a required semester abroad. The program prepares graduates for entry into professional offices or pursuit of advanced study in related disciplines. The curriculum develops both the creative insight and the technical skills essential to practice and fulfills the education requirement needed in all states to be eligible to take the professional licensing examination.

For the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree, a minimum of 139 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 6 credits

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 109 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GA courses; 3 credits of GH courses; 3 credits of GS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (91 credits)
LARCH 60 GA;US;IL(3)[1], LARCH 115(3)[1], LARCH 116(3)[1], LARCH 121(1)[1], LARCH 145(3)[1], LARCH 155(2)[1], LARCH 156(2)[1], SOILS 101 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
LARCH 215(4)[1], LARCH 216(4)[1], LARCH 235(3)[1], LARCH 236(3)[1], LARCH 245(3)[1], LARCH 246(1)[1], LARCH 255(2)[1], LARCH 256(2)[1], LARCH 276(3)[1] (Sem: 3-4)
LARCH 315(4)[1], LARCH 335(3)[1], LARCH 336(3)[1], LARCH 365(3)[1], LARCH 375(3)[1], LARCH 382(3)[1], LARCH 414(5 per semester, maximum of 15)[1] (Sem: 5-6)
LARCH 424(3)[1], LARCH 499A IL(1)[1], LARCH 499B IL(5)[1], LARCH 499D IL(3)[1] (Sem: 7-9)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (18 credits)
Select 6 credits from: AGECO 121 GN(3); BIOL 127 GN(3); BISC 1 GN(3); BISC 2 GN(3); EGEE 102 GN(3); FOR 201 GN(3); GEOG 115 GN(3); GEOSC 303(3); HORT 150 GN(3); METEO 122 GN(3); SOILS 71 GN;IL(3);   (Sem: 1-2)
Select 6 credits from: AA 121 GA(3); ARCH 100 GA(3); ARCH 210 GA(3); ART 20 GA(3); ART 30 GA(3); ARTH 120 GA;IL(3); ARTH 140 GA;IL(3); ARTH 201 GA;IL(3); ARTH 202 GA;US;IL(3); ARTH 308 GA;US(3); ARTH 315 GA:IL(3); ARTH 320 GA:IL(3); ARTH 330 GA:IL(3); ARTH 335 GA:IL(3);  GD 100 GA(3) (Sem: 1-2)
Select 3 credits from: AFR 191 GH;IL(3); AFR 192 GH;IL(3); ASIA 100 GH;IL(3); FR 137 GH:IL(3); GEOG 122 GH;US(3); GER 100 GH;IL(3); GER 200 GH;IL(3);  HIST 109 GH;US(3); PHIL 13 GH(3);  PHIL 118 GH(3) (Sem: 6-9)
Select 3 credits from: AFR 110 GS;IL(3); ANTH 120 GS;IL(3); CAS 222 GS;US;IL(3); CED 155 GS(3); GEOG 130 GS(3); GEOG 320 GS;US;IL(3); PLSC 22 GS;IL(3); RPTM 120 GS;US;IL(3); RSOC 11 GS;US(3); SOC 119 GS;US(4) (Sem: 6-9)

 

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2017(LARCH); Fall Semester 2009 (Integrated B.L.A./M.L.A.)

Blue Sheet Item #: 45-04-014A(LARCH); 37-07-002 and 37-07-000 (Integrated B.L.A./M.L.A.)

Review Date: 1/10/2017

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