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Last approved: Tue, 08 May 2018 08:01:26 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 07 May 2018 18:36:27 GMT

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Major
LAR (Landscape Architecture)
550
032622
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Landscape Architecture Professional Practice
LAR Pro Practice
College of Design
Landscape Architecture (12LAR)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Rodney Swink
Professor of the Practice
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?
No
Exposure to the range of practice opportunities in landscape architecture with an overview of career opportunities in the public (Federal, State, and Local) and private sectors as well as in non-traditional and emerging roles.

LAR 550 will replace existing course LAR 521, (3 credits) Values, Theories and Methods of Landscape Architecture Practices. Changes reflect inclusion and integration of diverse aspects of professional practice within the profession.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
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Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
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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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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:
 
 

 
 

 
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US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
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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 the result of eliminating the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture program. LAR 550 replaces LAR 521.

Students will gain a greater knowledge of the range of opportunities to practice landscape architecture in the public, private and non-traditional settings. They will be introduced to contemporary landscape architectural practice in the United States, discuss ethics as applied to professional practice, and learn about professional licensure, legal responsibilities and liability issues. They will be exposed to practitioners from the various sectors and will have the opportunity to discuss office management and business practices.


Student Learning Outcomes

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


Identify the range of opportunities to practice landscape architecture in the public, private and non-traditional settings;


Demonstrate and understanding of ethical concepts to landscape architectural professional practice;


Critique and summarize professional licensure, legal responsibilities, and liability issues as related to the practice of landscape architecture; and


Distinguish, analyze, and discuss various forms of professional management and business practices in landscape architecture.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation15Observed
Other10Extracurricular activity report
Oral Presentation25In class presentations
Project50Delivery of two team projects
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Introduction1 weekIntroduction and Course Overview
Professional Ethics2 weeksLicensure and the legal right to practice; Landscape Architecture Registration Exam (LARE) American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA)-Landscape Architecture professional association.

Reading Assignments
Professional Ethics1 weekProfessional Ethics
Reading Assignment
INSTITUTE OF DESTINATION ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS: ETHICS IN DESTINATION ARCHITECTURE
Finding Work1 weekThe Entrepreneurial Landscape Architect: Finding Work, Creating Work
The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) process

Assignment 1 – Develop a written response to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
Entrepreneurship1 weekThe Entrepreneurial Landscape Architect
Public Sector1 weekWorking in the Public Sector
Land Use Issues (Zoning, Codes, Permits, EIS, etc.)
Request for Proposals1 weekWorking in the Public Sector cont.

Assignment 2 – In Teams, develop a written response to the Request for Proposals (RFP)
Public Sector pt. 21 weekWorking in the Public Realm or for Private Clients
Land Use Issues (Zoning, Codes, Permits, Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), etc.)
Field trip to private/public practices1 weekAnnual Urban Design Conference
Spring Break1 weekSpring Break
Non-Traditional Opportunities1 weekVisiting lecture from non-traditional practicing landscape architects.
Business1 weekThe Business of Design
Legal Questions and Liability Issues, Contracts, Licenses, Permits, etc.

Assignment 3 – Prepare an oral presentation to the “Client” in the RFP
Field trip1 weekOffice Visit and work on presentation
Last Week1 weekExtra curricular Activity Reports Due
Assignment 3 – Team presentations to the “client”
mlnosbis 2/21/2018:
-What happens to LAR 521 if this course replaces it?
-Remove prerequisite statement. If this is open to majors and non-majors, then there is no prerequisite.
-See Learning Outcomes Guidelines attached under Additional Documentation to make learning outcomes more measurable.
-Only 14 weeks are listed on the syllabus, and 11 on the CIM form. You should list 15 weeks of instruction plus week 16 for the final exam.
-Provide more information about the assignments.
-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 (3/17/2018):
1. The last line of Section 7 in the syllabus: replace "may require" by "may be required".
2. In Sections 10 and 11 in the syllabus, it may not always be possible to contact the instructor ahead of time. (The example used in those two sections could be one such time.) How will those absences be handled? (I would suggest making it clear that the student should contact the instructor ahead of time when possible.)
3. Would this course be better suited as a 600-level course? (That is, of course, the department's call.)

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
- No concerns.
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