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Last approved: Tue, 08 May 2018 08:00:43 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 07 May 2018 18:41:28 GMT

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Change Type
Minor
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
697
013503
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Design Research Project Independent Study
LAR DRP Independent Study
College of Design
Landscape Architecture (12LAR)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Credit (S/U)/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Independent Study3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Gene Bressler
Department Head
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research51YesIndependent study
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Prerequisite: LAR 540 or approval from Department Head or DGP.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
Advanced Independent study under taken by 1-4 students leading to the preparation of the Project Proposal, as a prerequisite for undertaking LAR 508-Design Research Project. (Permission to proceed with LAR 697 requires approval by department head or DGP and faculty mentor.)

Course name change from "LAR 697: Final Research Project" to "LAR 697: Design Research Project Independent Study"; reflects the renaming of LAR 679, Final Project Studio in Landscape Architecture to "LAR 508 Landscape Architecture Research Design Project". 


This involves the preparation of a written Project Proposal that demonstrates to the LAR Faculty that the student(s) satisfactorily:


·       Defines the central problem, question, or situation to be examined through design inquiry and application.


·       Identifies a substantial body of supportive materials that will inform the project.


·       Prepares a strategic plan of action for undertaking the project, including timelines, resources, and expected deliverables.


The Project Proposal also lists the names of three faculty, including the chair, who agree to serve as Faculty Committee for the subject Design Research Project.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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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.
 

This is an existing course. No new resources are required.

The primary objective is to prepare a Project Proposal as described above.


Student Learning Outcomes

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


Define the central problem, question, or situation to be examined through design inquiry and application;


Identify a substantial body of supportive materials that will inform the project;


Prepare a strategic plan of action for undertaking the project, including timelines, resources, and expected deliverables.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project100Preparation of an abstract for the Design Research Project; a summary of the research (field work, data gathering, analysis, listing of maps and photographs of the site, as well as other relevant site or project information supporting the validity of the inquiry, etc.) to date leading to the formulation of the DRP Proposal; annotated bibliography; detailed scope of intended work
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Independent StudysemesterScope of work and scheduled are to be determined with faculty mentor
mlnosbis 2/21/2018:
-The "minor" action type is selected, which may be okay. It looks like the content/structure of the course is not changing. They are updating the title, component type, and course description to match current offering. Also updated prerequisite because of numbering change.

cohen (3/17/2018):
1. In Section 7 of the syllabus, replace "may require" by "may be required".
2. Section 9 of the syllabus refers to direct classroom feedback. I would suggest modifying the language for an independent study course.
3. Section 11 of the syllabus: There are a minimum of three required meetings with the student's committee. Will students still be allowed 2 unexcused absences? Also, there are situations in which a student may not be able to contact his or her mentor prior to a scheduled meeting. How will those absences be handled?
4. There are no prerequisites listed in CIM. Should there be?

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
- There are a few spots on the syllabus where there are unmatched parentheses.
- The course action section on the grading scheme and the syllabus grading are inconsistent (100% project vs. 70% project + other aspects).
mlnosbis (Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:29:54 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to Gene Bressler as requested.
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