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Last approved: Wed, 09 May 2018 08:01:13 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 07 May 2018 13:52:47 GMT

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Major
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
515
013424
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Advanced Landscape Architecture Digital Design Media
LAR Adv. Digital Media
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 582Fall 201711
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Benjamin Monette
Assistant Professor of the Practice
full

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture181Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote

Prerequisite: LAR 513 and LAR 514 or consent of Department Head or DGP.
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
12MLAMRMaster of Landscape ArchitectureElective
Advanced digital media tools and techniques to create and refine routines used in landscape architectural modeling and representation applications.

Digital methods including data management and project work flow through the use of two-dimensional raster imaging, vector graphics, photo simulation and manipulation, and three-dimensional modeling is a requirement for subsequent graduate studies and the practice of landscape architecture. This course will utilize multiple digital software applications, and how those applications can work together to provide a working understanding of how digital media can inform landscape architectural design. The course is also intended to inform how digital methods can be implemented to communicate and represent design ideas and be implemented strategically to generate new forms and ideas during the design process and to provide a further understanding of potential performance outcomes.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
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Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
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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.
 

Resources are available to deliver this course as a result of the elimination of the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program. No new resources are required.

To enhance understanding, knowledge and competence in the use of digital software tools in landscape architectural design representation and design communication applications. (Digital methods will include data management and project work flow through the use of two-dimensional raster imaging, vector graphics, photo simulation and manipulation, and three-dimensional modeling.)


Student Learning Outcomes

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



  • Utilize digital design media to define, articulate, and illustrate the student’s design concept



  • Increase proficiency with hand graphics and digital graphic software applications



  • Evaluate strengths/weaknesses of digital media programs in landscape architecture applications; and

  • Understand workflow and select appropriate digital media software to be used for desired outcomes.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quiz10Quizzes will test material covered in class
Homework30Satisfactory completion of homework assignments
Project25Satisfactory completion of the final project
Attendance10Students are expected to attend all scheduled studio classes and field trips.
Participation10Students will actively participate in critical reflective discussion
Other15In class assignments
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Orientation1 WeekOrientation to class, computer lab, printing, quota, review syllabus

Intro Session- Work Samples Presentation

Understanding digital media-raster/vector, resolution, file size and file management
Base Map1 WeekCreating an Existing Conditions Map

Sourcing aerials, and other site feature data
Site Analysis1 WeekSite diagrams for analyzing sites, existing conditions
Master Plan1 WeekMaster plan rendering and representation
Photoshop Library1 WeekPhotoshop techniques, brushes, and entourage
Site Models1 WeekIntro to SketchUp

Basic Modeling Tools and Navigation
Creating Context1 WeekSketchUp

Inserting Context and Geo-Location, Components
Terrain Modeling1 Week3D Terrain Representation and Design Vignettes
Advanced Modeling1 WeekSketchUp
Design Development 5 Weeks2 Weeks Perspective Rendering

1 Week Document Layout, Misc

2 Weeks Photoshop & Illustrator Demos
Final Project Development Review2 Weeks1 Week: Miscellaneous Demos, Workday for final project

1 Week: Presentation Week.
Non majors may take this course on a space available basis with Department Head consent.

mlnosbis 2/20/2018:
-Clarify if prerequisites listed are LAR 515 AND 516, etc., or LAR 515 OR 516. I think it is "and," but that needs to be added.
-Syllabus should include full instructor contact information (including phone number). Two instructors are listed in CIM and only one is listed on the syllabus.
-Student Learning Outcomes need to be revised with stronger, more measurable language. See Learning Outcomes Guidelines attached under Additional Documentation.
-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. Under the topical outcome, the Final Project Development Review lists 3 weeks in the Activity field. List three weeks as well under the Time Devoted to Each Topic field.
2. I'm not sure I understand the first learning outcome. Does that outcome mean that students should be able to define, articulate and illustrate a design philosophy/perspective and its relationship to...?
3. Under Instructor's Policies on Attendance (Section 10), what happens if a student is, say, in the hospital for three classes? Will the student lose a letter grade?
4. Under Excused Absences (Section 10) 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:
- Please check pre/co-reqs: LAR 515 is listed. I suspect that is incorrect. LAR 516 is listed, but I don’t see that course in CIM. (Syllabus also lists 515 or 516 as pre-req)
mlnosbis (Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:52:10 GMT): Rollback: Rollback to Gene Bressler as requested.
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