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LAR - Landscape Architecture Courses

LAR 200 Landscape Architecture Introductory Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Design Majors and D 104.

Small scale landscape architectural design. Site observation exercises and visits, physical design projects, reading and discussion. Basic skills in landscape architecture, discerning the environmental issues in design, understanding design process, drawing and verbally communicating issues, and idea conceptualization and realization.

LAR 210 Digital Drawing for Landscape Architecture 3.
Prerequisite: LAR Majors.

Digital modeling and computer aided design in landscape architecture. Integration of digital data in visualization of past, existing and future designs.

LAR 211 Digital Design Media for Landscape Architecture 3.
Prerequisite: LAR Majors.

Principles and practices related to the use of digital applications in landscape architectural design. Includes two-dimensional raster imaging, vector graphics, photo simulation, and three-dimensional modeling.

LAR 221 Introduction to Environment and Behavior for Designers 3.

Integration of behavioral and environmental systems related to design. Exploration of humane, ecologically sound design alternatives.

LAR 222 Perception and Behavior for Designers 3.

Perceptual systems, linkages among them, and linkages between them and language and culture as these affect the design process.

LAR 292 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture 1-3.

Topics of current interest in Landscape Architecture. Normally used to develop new courses.

LAR 400 Landscape Architecture Studio 6.
Prerequisite: D 105, LAR 200; or Departmental Head Approval.

Projects cover small scale design, urban landscapes, community design, and environmental management. Design process stressed, including attention to project organization, design synthesis and realization.

LAR 430 Site Planning 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 400 or LAR 501.

Technical operations and environmental landscape controls for site development. Site analysis, grading and drainage, earthwork, horizontal and vertical control for road alignment. Graphic exercises.

LAR 444 History of Landscape Architecture 3.

The history of designed landscapes. Environmental, social and cultural factors which influence human made landscapes presented with history and art of landscape architecture.

LAR 457 Landscape Construction Materials, Methods and Documentation 3.
Prerequisite: LAR 400 or LAR 502.

Materials, standards, and construction methods used to implement landscape architectural designs. Development of construction documents.

LAR 465 Landscape Architecture International Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing in the College of Design and Approval of the International Study Abroad Office..

Define landscape architectural problems and develop design solutions in an international setting. Exercises and projects related to design, culture and the physical environment of the host country. Focus on landscape architecture, gardens and urbanism studied through sketching and documentation, discussion, site investigation, historical context, current design examples and design applications.

LAR 492 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture 1-3.

Topics of current interest in Landscape Architecture. Normally used to develop new courses.

LAR 494 Internship in Landscape Architecture 1-3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in Landscape Architecture; 3.0 GPA or better.

Supervised field experience in landscape architecture office, related design office, or governmental agency. Students work in an office or agency for up to 12 hours per week. A daily work journal and a final paper summarizing the work experience are required. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

LAR 495 Independent Study in Landscape Architecture 1-3.
Prerequisite: Junior standing in Landscape Architecture 3.0 GPA or better.

Individual projects in landscape architecture developed under the direction of a faculty member on a tutorial basis. Individualized/Independent Study and Research courses require a "Course Agreement for Students Enrolled in Non-Standard Courses" be completed by the student and faculty member prior to registration by the department.

LAR 500 Landscape Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Application of information and skills developed in course work to environmental design problems. Process of site selection, activity programming, site planning and program evaluation followed employing creation of interactive communication systems between designer, clients and users. Goals include design of satisfying new landscapes as well as conservation and design strategies for existing culturally important landscapes and townscapes.

LAR 501 Landscape Architecture Introduction Studio 6.
Prerequisite: MLA Majors.

Introduction of basic design and landscape architecture concepts through design problems, discussions, and readings.

LAR 502 Landscape Description Studio 6.
Prerequisite: LAR 501.

Describing landscapes by systematically analyzing their natural and cultural systems and experiential qualities to comprehensivly define design problems and inform design decisions. Individual and team work on small to large-scale projects in urbanand non-urban sttings. Reading, writing, site observation, precedent study, user input, and participatory activities. Exploring ethical issues and how other (creative) people describe and use landscapes.

LAR 503 Landscape Architecture Construction Studio 6.
Prerequisite: BLA Majors or MLA Majors.

Studio integrates construction issues into the design experience. involves visits to built sites, construction sites, and construction manufacturing companies.

LAR 505 Landscape Architecture Final Project Studio 6.

Individual semester long projects demonstrating capabilities in a full range of design and production skills.

LAR 510 Graphics for Landscape Architects 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Corequisite: LAR 500.

A series of demonstrations and exercises to give students exposure to and experience with conventional techniques of graphic representation and presentation.

LAR 521 Values, Theory and Methods of Landscape Architecture 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Radical change in profession of landscape architecture in the past decade. New and emerging roles for landscape architect include regional analysis, landscape assessment, land development, urban planning, recreation planning, etc. Development of core values and theories from which each emerged and survey of the techniques and methods of their development.

LAR 565 International Landscape Architecture Design Studio 6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing the College of Design and approval of the International Study Abroad Office.

Landscape architectural problems and design solution in international setting. Exercises and projects related to design, culture and physical environment of host country. Focus on landscape architecture, gardens and urbanism through sketching and documentation, discussion, site investigation, historical context, current design examples and design applications.

LAR 579 Human Use of the Urban Landscape 3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing, Master's student in the School of Design or Department of City and Regional Planning (UNC-Chapel Hill).

Techniques for documenting and analyzing user needs at site planning scale. Methods of integrating user needs into design programming in design and redesign projects. Community participation methods. Examples of best practice in design of user-intensive settings in residential, health, education, and recreation. Principles of Universal Design. Fieldwork oriented.

LAR 582 Special Topics In Landscape Architecture 1-6.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Topics of current interest to programs in School of Design offered by faculty in the School. Subjects offered under this number are normally used to test and develop new courses.

LAR 630 Independent Study 1-3.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

Special problems in various aspects of design developed under direction of a faculty member on a tutorial basis.

LAR 679 Final Project Studio In Landscape Architecture 1-6.
Prerequisite: LAR 697.

Graduate students sufficiently prepared may undertake selected research investigations. A proposal for such investigations must be submitted prior to consent for enrollment.

LAR 685 Master's Supervised Teaching 1-3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

Teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty who assist the student in planning for the teaching assignment, observe and provide feedback to the student during the teaching assignment, and evaluate the student upon completion of the assignment.

LAR 688 Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time Registration 1.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.

LAR 689 Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time Registration 3.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.

LAR 690 Master's Examination 1-9.
Prerequisite: Master's student.

For students in non thesis master's programs who have completed all other requirements of the degree except preparing for and taking the final master's exam.

LAR 696 Summer Thesis Res 1.

LAR 697 Final Research Project 1-3.
Prerequisite: 3 LAR 500 studios.

Each student in his or her terminal semester not registered in any other courses and in conjunction with terminal case study will prepare and submit to his or her committee a presentation on relevance of one's minor to design process with particularreference to individual's case study.

LAR 896 Summer Dissert Res 1.