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Last approved: Tue, 08 May 2018 08:01:22 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 07 May 2018 13:58:11 GMT

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Major
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
525
032615
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Landscape Architecture Field Studies
LAR Field Studies
College of Design
Landscape Architecture (12LAR)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
LAR 582Spring 201614
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
8
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture6
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
Lecture118Non/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?
12LARMRMaster of Landscape Architecture, Track 3Elective
On-site observation and assessment of constructed landscape architectural projects focused on historic and contemporary design practices that promote environmental health, safety, wellbeing, and beauty through industry defined practices.

Field studies provide a strategic venue for direct observation, analysis, and interpretation. This course will introduce students to aspects of applied research, analysis, criticism, and construction best practices, including construction documentation, construction implementation, and construction administration.  Instructor led field trips will expose students to landscapes across a range of scales and contexts within North Carolina, i.e. mountain/Piedmont/coastal, urban/suburban/rural, and residential/commercial/institutional. 


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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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.
 
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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.
 

No new resources are required to deliver this course.

The primary goal of this course is to expose students to a variety of on-site, “in the field” experiences that will allow for critical study and assessment of landscape architectural design, construction, and management practices. In addition to the outdoor laboratory offered through the fieldwork, visiting critics/experts may participate in the course.  Discussion workshops will integrate related readings and case studies from industry leaders, researchers, and practitioners.  Associated elements that will be discussed include, but are not limited to: water quality, air quality, resource management, material durability, life-cycle costing, promoting environmental education and stewardship, and significant environmental and cultural aspects of both community and region.


Student Learning Outcomes

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


Identify methods of developing environmentally and culturally responsive solutions at all developmental levels, concept through installation;


Distinguish various viewpoints, approaches, and research found in related fields of study and/or professional practice(s);


Identify how technical elements are incorporated into functional and attractive design solutions which satisfy all related project requirements, such as codes, regulations, structures, maintenance, etc.;


Explain how a site planning and design project moves from initial discovery through implementation;


Explain the importance of landscape architecture in protecting the health, safety, and well being of the public; and


Incorporate resources available from allied disciplines through the use of research/resources as necessitated by an integrated design approach.


Document site observations using narratives and diagrams.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project20final project
Attendance20

Students are expected to attend all scheduled studio classes and field trips
Participation10

Students will actively participate in critical reflective discussions
Homework10Satisfactory completion of weekly assignments
Other40Complete 4-7 one week-long design case study projects
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Course Introduction1 WeekOverview of Organization + Objectives + Expectation
Field Trip #11 WeekLocation: Durham Regenerative Stream Channel + Duke Forest Stream Restoration (Durham NC)
In-Class Discussion1 WeekField Trip #1 Debrief + Field Trip #2 Prep
Field Trip #21 WeekLocation: UNC Rizzo (Chapel Hill, NC)
In-Class Discussion1 WeekField Trip #2 Debrief + Field Trip #3 Prep
Field Trip #31 WeekLocation: Hoffman Nursery (Rougemont, NC)
In-Class Discussion1 WeekField Trip #3 Debrief + Field Trip #4 Prep
Field Trip #41 WeekLocation: Duke + Brody Discovery Garden (Durham, NC)
mlnosbis 2/20/2018:
-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. In the Topical Outline in CIM and on the syllabus, it would be good to list the topics, not just the activities, for each week if possible. (I recognize that my suggestion may not be possible to implement.)
2. 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?

ABGS Reviewer Comments 4/17/2018:
- The instructional resource statement was strange: No new resources are required to deliver this course as a result of the department eliminating the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program.
- Effective Spring 2018, not 2017
arrl (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:38:09 GMT): Rollback: The field work designation is not appropriate it should be listed as a lecture course and contact hours adjusted accordingly The guidelines for field work classes are the following:A course requiring students to participate in a partnership, professional employment, work experience, or cooperative education with an entity external to the institution, generally under the supervision of an employee of the given external entity.
cdchroni (Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:50:05 GMT): Rollback: Comments from Art: The field work designation is not appropriate it should be listed as a lecture course and contact hours adjusted accordingly The guidelines for field work classes are the following:A course requiring students to participate in a partnership, professional employment, work experience, or cooperative education with an entity external to the institution, generally under the supervision of an employee of the given external entity.
mlnosbis (Thu, 01 Oct 2015 20:28:01 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to Gene Bressler as requested.
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