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HS (Horticulture Science)
242
012195
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Small Scale Landscape Design
Intro to Small Scale Lands Des
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Horticultural Science (11HS)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2014
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Anne Spafford
Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture140Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11HORTBS-11HORTTHLHorticultural Science: Technology, Landscape DesignRequired
11HORTBS-11HORTTHGHorticultural Science: Technology, General HorticultureElective
11HSMHorticultural Science MinorElective
Landscape Horticulture is concerned with the small-scale design and use of plants and other materials to help humans relate better to the land. In this course, we will pursue an understanding of this relationship and explore the social, environmental, and economic implications of landscape design and the processes by which this understanding can be employed to design residential landscapes. There are an infinite number of design possibilities for each project, so it's a designer's responsibility and challenge to develop a creative and functional design that accommodates the needs of the users and is appropriate for a specific site.

n/a


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

Thoughtfully critique human-built landscapes they experience

Evaluate the aesthetic and functional requirements necessary for successful landscape design

Explain the social, environmental, and economic implications of landscape design

Explain how residential garden design evolved throughout history and illustrate the many ways in which we design today can be traced back to other historical periods, styles, and cultures
 
 
Students will:

Compare and contrast the fine arts vs. the art of landscape design

Identify, then employ, the four universal design qualities: line, form, color, texture

Compare and contrast the range of landscape aesthetics and identify the motivation behind a client's aesthetic preferences

Apply the principles of color theory to landscape design

Develop a list of their personal aesthetic preferences and functional needs for their future landscape

Compare and contrast design qualities of a famous work of fine art and a famous landscape
 
 
Identify and evaluate the design style of existing/documented landscapes
 
 
Deconstruct an existing/documented garden into its essential components (structure and form, specific elements)

Compare and contrast popular garden styles (e.g. French and Italian Renaissance, French and English)

Defend or refute "American Garden Style" as being a truly original style

One assignment involves students analyze a built outdoor space of their choosing. They will sketch it and analyze it in terms of is structure, form, style and response to human needs and the surrounding environment.
 
 
Identity what elements are essential for a period landscape style
 
 
Deconstruct an existing/documented garden into its essential components (structure and form,
specific elements)

Compare and contrast popular garden styles (e.g. French and Italian Renaissance, French and English)

Defend or refute "American Garden Style" as being a truly original style

One assignment involves students analyzing a built outdoor space of their choosing. They will sketch it and analyze it in terms of is structure, form, style and response to human needs and the surrounding environment.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
None
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
None
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

n/a

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:



  • Thoughtfully critique human-built landscapes  they experience;

  • Evaluate  the aesthetic and functional requirements necessary  for successful landscape  design;

  • Identify the  three  main  areas of a landscape and describe  typical  opportunities and challenges associated  with  their design;

  • Explain the social,environmental, and economic  implications of landscape design;

  • Explain how residential garden  design evolved  throughout history and illustrate the many  ways in which we design  today  can be traced  back to other historical periods, styles, and cultures.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Other35%1 Midterm, 1 Final
Other20%Lowest score will be dropped
Other15%n/a
Other20%Assignments
Other10%n/a
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Week One1 weekCourse Introduction
Introduction to Landscape Design
Design Process Overview
Week Two1 weekTypical Residential Landscapes and Neighborhood Context
Three Main Areas - Front, Back, and Side
Yards
Current Trends
Week Three1 weekResidential Landscape History - Ancient
Week Four1 weekResidential Landscape History - European and Asian Traditions
Week Five1 weekResidential Landscape History - America
Week Six1 weekGarden Style, Garden Layouts,Garden Structure Elements (Ground Plane, Overhead Plane, Vertical
Plane)
Week Seven1 weekLandscape Design CSI: Site Inventory and Analysis; Client/User Data; Special Populations and Social
Justice
Week Eight1 weekEnvironmental Issues: Macro and Micro-climate, Environmental Mitigaton at the Residential Level
Week Nine1 weekSustainable Landscape Design
Week Ten1 weekPlants in Landscape Design
Edible Landscapes
Natives vs. Introduced Species
Introduction to Planting Design

Week Eleven1 weekIntroduction to Construction Materials
Construction Methodologies, Sustainable Construction
Week Twelve1 weekGarden Installation
Garden Management
Week Thirteen1 weekSpecialty Gardens
Week Fourteen1 weekLegal and Business Issues
Research Presentations
Week Fifteen1 weekArt in the Landscape
Course Wrap up and Review
This course was approved by UCCC 12.10.2014 and CUE 2.6.2015. Because portions were approved as the old CAF and GEP forms, this form was filled out by OUCC, with syllabus , CAF, and GEP form attached. Approval memos sent via email to Registration & Records and college liaisons.GMN 2.10.2015
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