Viewing: LAR 650 : Internship in Landscape Architecture

Last approved: Sat, 08 Sep 2018 08:00:49 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 31 Aug 2018 18:50:22 GMT

Changes proposed by: anevans3

Formerly Known As: LAR 494


Catalog Pages referencing this course
Change Type
Major
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
650
013409
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Internship in Landscape Architecture
LAR Internship
College of Design
Landscape Architecture (12LAR)
04.0601
Landscape Architecture.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Remote Location/Site Based
Student to work on site in the office of a professional landscape architect or approved allied professional.
Grading Method
Credit (S/U)/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Internship10 - 12
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
9
Gene Bressler
Department Head
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
INT5-101Non/a

Prerequisite: LAR 501 and LAR 502 and LAR 503 or department head or DGP consent.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
12MLAMRMaster of Landscape ArchitectureElective
Supervised field experience in a professional landscape architecture office, related design office, or governmental agency.

Request course number change to fit within the curriculum's revised course numbering scheme.


Formerly a 400 level, undergraduate course, the new LAR 650: Internship in Landscape Architecture  course will be a graduate level course. 


The student, supervisor/mentor, instructor and department head or DGP are required to develop a working agreement on what the expectations are before the start of the internship.


​Students taking this course will be required to:


Maintain and submit a weekly journal that documents their work assignments


Submit representative examples of the work they generated during the internship


Write a critical reflection about their internship experience including: skills and methods learned, areas of strength and weakness, and how well the internship met their personal expectations


Internship host supervisor will be required to submit a written evaluation of the student's performance.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state 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)
 

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.
 

Course is administered by the department in cooperation with the host/supervisor representing the venue offering the internship. No additional resources are needed.

The objectives of the Internship in Landscape Architecture are to:


Provide students direct professional work experience in an approved professional practice venue under the direction of  landscape architect or allied discipline practitioner;


Require the students to maintain a record of their work assignments and professional interactions for use in writing a critical reflection about their personal strengths and areas for improvement, and their views about landscape architectural practice.


Produce materials that may be inserted within the student's portfolio.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:


Evaluate and apply various procedures and processes of professional practice, in their future work endeavors, where appropriate;


Explain the value of landscape architectural practices from the points of view of health, safety, and well being;


Identify areas of personal professional strength and weakness; and


Generate examples of their own professional accomplishments for future reflection and portfolio use.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance30Reporting to work as agreed
Written Assignment20Critical review written by the student summarizing the work engaged, lessons learned, and other thoughts derived from the internship experience
Project20Portfolio containing examples of work generated by the student during the internship
Other30Performance evaluation to be written by internship supervisor and submitted to department head
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
To be determined with student, department head, and professional practice mentortbaStudent will be required to submit a package to the department head consisting of:
A descriptive summary of the work undertaken during the internship.
A letter written by the internship practitioner/supervisor that evaluates the student's performance during the internship.
Copies of drawings, memos,or reports prepared by the student during the internship as representative examples of his/her work.
A two-three page reflection written by the student of the internship experience -- lessons learned, expectation met and not met.

Scope of work to be determined with student, department head, and professional practice mentor

mlnosbis 2/21/2018:
-The CIM form shows that this course is variable contact/credit hours, which is to be expected for internships, but the syllabus states a minimum of 12 hours per week. Update both/either with the correct information.

cohen (3/17/2018):
1. In CIM, the number of times the course is repeatable is listed as 99. What is the correct number?
2. The syllabus has prerequisites listed but not CIM. Are there prereqs?
3. The language in Sections 9-11 of the syllabus seems more appropriate for lecture classes, not internships.
4. In Section 11 of the syllabus, there may be times when a student cannot notify his or her supervisor/mentor prior to a work obligation. How will those absences be handled? (I would suggest noting that a student should contact his or her supervisor/mentor prior to the work session when possible.)
5. I would recommend that the student, supervisor/mentor, and instructor develop a working agreement on what the expectations are before the start of the internship.

cohen (4/8/2018): I have one last minor suggestion. I would suggest clarifying the prereqs in CIM and on the syllabus as follows:
LAR 501, LAR 502, and LAR 503, or as approved by the department head or DGP.

cohen (7/03/2018): Gene, I'm sorry to add new comments!
1. In CIM, the number of credit hours is listed as 1 and in the syllabus the number is listed as 3. The numbers need to be consistent.
2. The internship is graded S/U, but letter grades such as A and A+ are cited in Sections 9 and 11 of the syllabus. I think that could be a source of confusion for the students. So if you decide to keep the information on A, A+, etc. in the syllabus, I would suggest making it clear that an S corresponds to a C- or better.

ABGS Reviewer Comments 8/16/2018:
-No concerns
mlnosbis (Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:02:06 GMT): Rollback: Please address Jo-Ann Cohen's minor comment from 4/8/2018 regarding the prerequisite statement.
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