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Last approved: Tue, 08 May 2018 08:01:21 GMT

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Major
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
523
032613
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Landscape Architecture Plant Identification
LAR Plant ID
College of Design
Landscape Architecture (12LAR)
Term Offering
Summer Only
Offered Every Year
Summer I 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
LAR 582Summer 201610
LAR 582Summer 201715
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
2
5
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture5
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Julieta Sherk
Associate Professor
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture201Non/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?
12MLAMRMaster of landscape Architecture, Track 3Required
Introduction to the vocabulary and methods necessary to identify ornamental and native plants in the built and natural landscape. The course is structured around the understanding of the taxonomic tools necessary to identify plants.

This course has been delivered as a special topics course for several years.  Unlike the plant material courses offered in the Department of Horticultural Sciences, LAR 523 exposes students to the variety of representative plants typically used in professional landscape architectural applications.  Students desiring additional plant knowledge are directed to courses, as free electives within the LAR curriculum, offered by the Department of Horticultural Sciences.


No

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College(s)Contact NameStatement Summary
College of Agriculture and Life SciencesJ. DoleThis course was reviewed and approved by Professor John Dole, former Head of the Department of Horticultural Sciences, and current Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in CALS.
Resources are available to deliver this course since it receives summer funding. No new resources are required.

The class will focus on the suitability, required management, and the sustainable use of plants in the landscape architectural applications such as choosing appropriate plants for growing conditions like steep slopes, flat areas, sun/shade, and wet/dry conditions.  Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of characteristics essential for making decisions about how the plants are used as design elements in the landscape such as hedges, buffers, street trees, riparian buffers, and other practical and ornamental uses.


Daily lectures will showcase example plants and their growth characteristics.  Daily identification of 12 plants (cumulative 108 plants total) make up the quizzes, a personal plant spread sheet, and the final exam make up the course work for this class.


Student Learning Outcomes

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


Identify the common cultivated, native, and introduced plants species found in the built landscape;


Create a reference plant list to be used as a planting design palette;


Explain the morphological characteristics of plants in the landscape, in order to identify specific plants;


Identify scientific and common name of approximately 100 plant species;


Identify a plant using botanical keys and other botanical references for plant identification; and


Utilize reference resources for plants identification.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Final Exam30Comprehensive examination in the field
Quizzes60Plant ID Quizzes. Identification of genus and species, and common name, and is cumulative.
Other10Preparation of spread sheets containing characteristics of each plant covered
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction to Plants1 WeekIntroduce comprehensive plant list
Walk through NC State Campus
Introduce plants from list 1 and 2
quiz
JC Raulston Arboretum Field Trip1 WeekReview plant list 1 and 2
Introduce plants from list 3
quiz
JC Raulston Arboretum Field Trip1 WeekReview plant lists 1, 2, 3 and 3
Introduce plant list 4 and 5
Quiz
Centennial Campus Field trip and Duke Gardens Field Trip1 WeekReview plant lists 1-5
Introduce plant list 6 and 7
Quiz
Coker Arboretum at UNC and Cameron Park Field trip1 WeekReview plant list 1-7
Introduce plant lists 8 and 9
Quiz
NC State Campus1 dayFinal Exam
Closing discussions
mlnosbis 2/20/2018:
-Consultation notes from Horticultural Sciences are provided above. No additional consultation necessary.
-Syllabus should include full instructor contact information (including office hours).
-Syllabus should include a breakdown of how grades are determined. Listing the PRR is not enough. Explain how assignments will be graded and what constitutes each letter grade. Example: A+ = ____, A = ____, etc.

cohen 2/25/2018:
1. There was a small typo in the catalog description. ( I replaced "understand" by "understanding" in CIM.) Please change that on the syllabus or make the appropriate changes in both CIM and the syllabus.
2. In Section 5 of the syllabus, there is a typo in the third sentence of the first paragraph. (Either add "be" before "concurrently" or change "taking" to "take" or...) There is also a typo in the last sentence of the second paragraph. (Add "on" or "to" after "... is given".)
3. Under Excused Absences (Section 11) in the syllabus, it appears that students must contact the instructor prior to class for each excused absence. There are times when that may not be possible. (The example on the syllabus is potentially one such time.) How will those absences be treated?

cohen (4/8/2018):
Please correct the small typo in the last sentence of the second paragraph in Section 5 of the syllabus. (See comment 2 above.)
Key: 7311