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Ambler College
Founded 2000 

Sophia Wisniewska, Dean 
580 Meetinghouse Road 
Ambler, PA  19002 
215-283-1201 or 1-888-GO AMBLER 
e-mail: welcome@blue.temple.edu 
http://www.ambler.temple.edu 

SEE THE AMBLER CAMPUS SECTION OF THIS BULLETIN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SERVICES, FACILITIES, AND STUDENT LIFE.

Goals and Objectives

The mission of Ambler College is the enhancement of the relationship between  individuals, social patterns, and political systems and the natural, built, and cultural environments of contemporary life. Ambler College upholds the environmental traditions established by the Pennsylvania School of  Horticulture for Women and carried forward by our founding Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. As Temple Universityís l7th college, our commitment is to the health of communities, the preservation and appreciation of the natural and historical landscape, and the recognition of the connections between the natural and constructed worlds. (Adopted by the Faculty, Ambler College, December 2000.) 

The Landscape Architecture and Horticulture curriculum is structured to develop the analytic, design, and scientific skills required to plan and manage our environment.  The department promotes the development of skills to solve major environmental problems in the urban, suburban, and rural landscape through an ecological approach to planning, design, development, and care of the land. 

The new Community and Regional Planning degree program, building on the traditions already established in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture and the Center for Sustainable Communities, develops skilled practitioners for the dynamic and growing field of planning in government, non-profit, and private sectors. Students develop an understanding of the physical and economic issues of planning, a sensitivity to the social and environmental impact of planning decisions, and a knowledge of the governmental structures as they apply to planning. The program places students on the front lines of efforts to create and maintain sustainable communities in the future by providing the students with a broad-based understanding and awareness of multi-dimensional land-use and planning issues. 

Accreditations

The Landscape Architecture program is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board.  The undergraduate program in Community and Regional Planning will seek its first accreditation from the Planning Accreditation Board after it has graduated 25 students. 

College History

In June 2000, the Temple University Board of Trustees affirmed the collegial status of Ambler College and formally recognized Ambler College as the 17th college of Temple University.  Ambler College presently houses programs in Community and Regional Planning (first offered in Fall 2002), Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture, and has plans for future academic programs to be added under the college umbrella. 

The Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture traces its origins to the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, founded in 1911. Originally the department offered only two-year Associate degree programs, but in 1988 added two four-year degree programs in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. The department's evolution has combined theory with practice, continuing the tradition of blending art and science with practical experience. Courses and programs are offered that utilize the 187-acre Ambler campus as both arboretum and laboratory for the work of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture faculty and students. In addition, a new state-of-the-art greenhouse was opened in Fall 2001. 

The Ambler campus (as described elsewhere in the Bulletin) continues to be a teaching site for many courses and full degree programs sponsored by other schools and colleges of the University. (See the Degree Programs Chart for a listing of the full degree programs and the Ambler Campus section for additional information on campus facilities and services.) 

Special Programs and Facilities

Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC)
Jeffrey Featherstone, Ph.D., Director 
215-283-1540 
www.csc.temple.edu

The Center for Sustainable Communities (CSC) at Temple University Ambler is
committed to promoting an effective, holistic approach to land use planning and
management, sustainable development, ecological restoration, and community
revitalization.  Established in 2001, the Center was designed to build on Temple University Amblerís historical focus and strengths in horticulture, landscape architecture, and environmental studies, while drawing upon the expertise of all Temple University colleges and schools. The CSC serves as a resource for local government and community organizers through educational programs, interdisciplinary research, and community service projects.  Students in degree programs in Community and Regional Planning, Horticulture, and Landscape Architecture have the opportunity to take full advantage of the CSC to obtain practical experience on campus.

The Landscape Arboretum of Temple University Ambler
Stephanie Cohen, Director
215-283-1292 

The 187-acre Ambler campus is designated an arboretum as a result of its mission to support the study, display, and conservation of campus gardens and living plant collections for the benefit of students and the general public. This natural treasure, home to horticulture since 1910, has been at the forefront of dealing with the environmental issues of each succeeding generation. 

The various gardens and woods that compose the Arboretum serve as a living laboratory for faculty and students. The Arboretum includes the Formal Perennial Gardens, established at the early part of the 20th century; the Louise Stine Fisher Garden; the Woodland Garden; the Ground Cover Garden; the Formal Native Garden; the Herb Garden; the Class of 1990 Courtyard; the Sustainable Wetland Gardens; and the Native Plant Propagation Center.  The Arboretum also includes woods and open spaces that provide a haven for various species of plants, trees, and animals.

Senior Semester in Rome
Seniors in Landscape Architecture (and in other Ambler College programs,
after careful consultation with there advisers) may elect to enroll in a Fall
semester abroad. Housed in the Villa Caproni, facing the Tiber River
just north of the Piazza del Popolo, Temple Rome offers courses in
painting, drawing, graphic and interactive design, photography,
printmaking,  sculpture, and art history. Facilities include a library,
an art gallery, private work areas, and full equipment in studio
disciplines. Art history is taught through direct observation of
original works and historic sites. The student also may elect courses in
Italian, anthropology, history, or literature. For more information about
Study Abroad options, see International Programs and Study Abroad.

Admissions Information

A strong interest in the environment, planning, and/or design is highly desirable for students who enroll in all programs offered by Ambler College. 

Students interested in Community and Regional Planning also should have a desire to develop computer, social science, and communications skills.

Applicants to the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture programs, depending on the intended area of study, should have a background that includes courses in art, geometry, biology, and geography. Applicants should arrange for an interview by calling the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department at (215) 283-1292. See Sophomore Approval. 

For admissions information, contact the Ambler Admissions Office at 1-888-GO-AMBLER or 215-283-1252, e-mail: welcome@blue.temple.edu

Financial Aid and Scholarships

In addition to assistance from the Department of Student Financial Services, there are several scholarships and grants-in-aid that are available only to Ambler campus students, Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students, and Community and Regional Planning students.  Also see Financial Aid section of this Bulletin

Ambler Freshman Scholarships
All Ambler freshmen, whose fall semester applications are received by April 1, are eligible for a one-time $1,000 scholarship award. The award is for academically talented freshmen who spend their freshmen year of full-time study at Ambler.  Generally, students ranking in the top 30% of their high school class with a combined math/verbal SAT score of 1000 or better may qualify to receive the Ambler Freshman Scholarship.  [Note: the Ambler Freshman Scholarship is a one-time award.  Also, students invited into Templeís Honors program or otherwise offered a Merit Scholarship (renewable for four years) may not be considered for the Ambler award.] 

Grants and Scholarships for Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Students

Applications for the following are available in the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture department office:

  • Women's National Farm and Garden Association, New Jersey Division: awarded annually to a woman student from New Jersey, if possible. 
  • Doylestown Nature Club: Three scholarships of $2,000 each. 
  • The Louise and James Bush-Brown Scholarship Fund established by Horticulture/Landscape Architecture Alumni Association of the Temple University Ambler Campus: $1000 annually to a sophomore. 
  • Lou Henry Hoover Girl Scout Scholarship: $1,000 awarded annually to a woman student in horticulture or landscape architecture who has been active in Girl Scouting. 
  • Elizabeth C. Barron Scholarship of the Women's National Farm and Garden Association, Pennsylvania Division: $300 annually for a woman student in horticulture or landscape architecture. 
  • Bala Cynwyd Garden Club Scholarship: two $500 awards annually. 
  • Larkin Family Fund: $1,000 - 2,000 annually to a student from Maryland. 
  • Wilmer Atkinson Memorial Fund: grants-in-aid of varying amounts depending upon the student's financial need. 
  • Peter G. Schlotterer Ecological Restoration Fund: $750 or more annually to a junior or senior student who demonstrates commitment to environmental preservation and restoration.

 

Awards and Honor Societies

Academic and Leadership Awards
All Ambler campus students are eligible to qualify for the academic and leadership awards presented annually that are described in the Ambler Campus section of this Bulletin

The following annual awards are available to Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students only:

  • The Emma Blakiston-Frances Lukens Book Award is a cash award for the purchase of books, given to the member of the graduating class in Horticulture and Landscape Architecture who ranks highest in academic achievement. 
  • Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Faculty Awards are presented to graduating students in Horticulture (A.S.), Horticulture (B.S.), and Landscape Architecture (B.S.) for academic excellence and personal growth during the studentsí years at Ambler. 
  • The Jane R. Martin Memorial Award is a cash award based upon academic record and interest in Horticulture or Landscape Architecture to two freshmen students. 
  • The Special Achievement Award is presented, when merited, in recognition of a studentís perseverance and determination in pursuit of the Associate of Science or Bachelor of Science degree. 
  • The Faculty Special Contribution Award is presented, when merited, in recognition of a studentís outstanding contributions to the improvement of the department. This is a cash award of $200. 
  • The Horticulture Alumni Association Award is a cash award to a graduating student in Horticulture or Landscape Design/Landscape Architecture for dedication, unselfishness, and contribution to the college. 
  • Pennsylvania Foundation for Ornamental Horticulture Scholarship Award is for academic achievement, excellence in special projects, or ability to apply knowledge to real life. 
  • American Society for Horticultural Science Award is presented to an outstanding senior undergraduate student in Horticulture based on scholarly achievement, leadership activities, participation in campus/club activities, and services to the department. 
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Student Awards of Honor and Merit recognize students who, in the opinions of their faculty and professionals from the local ASLA chapter, have achieved a sustained level of outstanding performance in their studies and show promise of making significant contributions to the profession. 
  • The Louise Bush-Brown Good Citizenship Award is presented to the female upperclassman of the Residence Halls who, in the opinion of her fellow residents, has been the most considerate, most tolerant, and most loyal and responsible in her devotion to the ideals of the University.  The name of the winner is added to the bronze plaque hanging in the West Residence Hall.
  • The Pi Alpha Xi Award of Admiration is presented to a graduating member of the Alpha Mu chapter of the Pi Alpha Xi national honor society who is most admired by peers.
Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Honor Societies

Pi Alpha Xi is the national honor society for students majoring in horticulture. To be admitted to the society, a student must be a junior or senior and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75, and a grade point average of 3.0 in all horticulture courses. 

Sigma Lambda Alpha is the honor society for landscape architecture majors. To be admitted to the society, a student must be a junior or be in the fifth semester of their program and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2. A student who does not qualify in the junior year may be elected in the senior year.

Student Associations

Environmental Awareness Society
This organization promotes environmental awareness both on and off the campus.

Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Student Association
A chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), this organization holds annual fundraising events, such as plant sales, and sponsors a student mentoring program. 

In addition, all Ambler College students may participate in the student organizations listed in the Ambler Campus section of this Bulletin.

Academic Advising Information

Academic and Career Development 
West Hall 109
215-283-1237
tuaadvis@blue.temple.edu

Professional and faculty advisers compose the Ambler College advising staff.  Advisers assist students with their choice of programs and curricula and help students understand University policies and procedures. Students are guided in the selection of courses to: complete their degrees, enhance their programs, and meet their career goals. Advisers introduce students to the various sources of information available on academic programs, enabling students to be well informed regarding their own education. While students must assume primary responsibility for knowing the requirements for their degree and for acquiring information about their academic status, academic advisers are a valuable resource. Students not eligible for telephone or web registration are required to see an adviser for course selection and registration. 

Newly admitted freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 s.h. are advised for their first semester by professional advisers After 30 s.h., declared students see faculty advisers. Transfer students admitted with 30 s.h. or more are advised by faculty in department of their major. 

Academic Policies and Regulations

The following College policies are in addition to the University policies and regulations that apply to all undergraduate students. See the Academic Policies section of this Bulletin.

Academic Distinction
A student whose semester average is 3.5 or above is awarded the distinction of
being placed on the Ambler College Dean's List. To be eligible, a full-time student must be matriculated, carry at least 12 credits of graded courses in that semester, and achieve a grade point average of 3.5. A part-time matriculated student must have completed the fall semester and following spring semester with a combined total of at least 12 semester hours of graded course work and achieved a combined two-semester grade point average of 3.5 or above.  Students whose semester grades include one or more MG (Missing Grade), NR (Not Reported), or unresolved I (Incompletes) are excluded from consideration since grade changes may affect cumulative grade point averages.

Course Prerequisites and Co-requisites
The Ambler College faculty believes competencies are most efficiently and deeply developed when students follow a sequential program of learning.  Students are responsible for knowing and completing all published prerequisite and co-requisite requirements for a course before taking that course. Students should refer to the latest version of the Undergraduate Course Descriptions for a listing of these requirements. Also see the Academic Policies section of this Bulletin.

Graduation Procedures
Upon completion of 80 semester hours, students must notify their advising units, in writing, of their anticipated graduation date. At that time, they arrange an appointment with a member of the advising unit. The purpose of the appointment is to determine whether they are meeting the University, college, departmental, and program requirements for their degree and for graduation.  A summary graduation form is completed outlining remaining requirements for the degree. The form is signed by the adviser, the student and the advising coordinator for the program.

Early in the semester in which requirements for graduation will be completed, each student pays the University Graduation Fee, currently $30.00, at the Cashier's Office. The validated Treasurer's receipt accompanies the completed Application for Graduation form and is submitted to the department office. The Application for Graduation form must be properly completed, particularly the areas relating to the resolution of incompletes and diploma instructions. 

Application deadlines are: February 15 for May graduation; June 1 for August graduation; and October 15 for January graduation. 

Information concerning commencement activities (such as time, place, invitations, rental of academic regalia) is mailed only to students submitting the Application for Graduation form. Students will not have their degree awarded or diploma or transcript released until all University tuition and fees have been paid.

Placement Testing 
Students who are required to take English and/or Mathematics testing must complete the assigned courses indicated by this testing. 

Plagiarism and Academic Cheating
Plagiarism and academic cheating are prohibited. Essential to intellectual growth is the development of independent thought and respect for the thoughts of others. The prohibition against plagiarism and cheating is intended to foster this independence and respect. See Academic Policies in this Bulletin

Planning Your Program of Study 
The information in the following requirements sections is designed to provide you with guidance in planning your program of study. The requirements, electives, and sequences are detailed. Courses are scheduled for students to follow the planned sequence. If you do not follow your program as designed, you may face conflicts that will necessitate enrolling for additional semesters to complete your requirements.

If you enter a program after the freshman year, you must understand that your degree requirements may not be met within the traditional eight semesters.  When you first meet with your academic adviser, you should plan how long it will take to complete your degree requirements. 

Probation and Dismissal
Students whose cumulative or semester grade point averages fall below 2.0 are subject to warning or probation.  Students who fail to remove themselves from probation after one semester are subject to dismissal. Students not making successful progress toward a degree are also subject to probation and/or dismissal. Students on probation are required to see an academic adviser for all subsequent registration activity and are encouraged to meet with an adviser on a regular basis to discuss academic progress and success strategies. 

Readmission
Ambler College students who have voluntarily withdrawn or were dismissed from the University and wish to return must file the Application for Undergraduate Readmission form if they had more than one semester (fall or spring) of non-attendance. Readmission forms can be obtained in the Office of Academic Services, West Hall LL 11.

Before a readmission decision can be made, the student is requested to supply information, indicate any course taken since leaving Temple and provide a copy of an official transcript from each institution attended. Both the academic adviser and the student have the right to request an interview as part of the readmission procedure.

Students who left in poor academic standing (probation or dismissal) must
submit a Readmission Form and schedule an interview with an adviser. 
Consideration for readmission as a result of academic dismissal will be based
on the quality of the student's previous records and the student's potential to
succeed in the coming semester. At least one Fall or Spring semester must elapse between academic dismissal and readmission. 

Students who received a medical withdrawal must provide medical documentation clearing them to return to school and schedule an interview with an adviser before a readmission decision can be made.

Requirement Modifications
The requirements for the bachelor and associate degrees are under continuing
review and are, therefore, subject to modification. See the latest departmental
degree requirements for any changes and meet with an adviser to ensure these
changes are met. 

Second Degrees 
Students who have earned a Bachelor's degree may earn a second bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture or Horticulture. Students who are interested in Community and Regional Planning (CRP) should consider enrolling in the CRP Master of Science degree program. Schools and colleges may waive up to nine credits of degree requirements outside the second major for students who already have a bachelor's degree. See Academic Policies and Regulations

General College Graduation Requirements

The following policies apply to all Ambler College students:

Courses Inapplicable to Graduation 
Credits earned in the following courses are not applicable toward degrees
awarded by Ambler College: Military Science (ROTC), ELECT and Russell Conwell Center (SRAP), and Mathematics 0015.  For the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, Horticulture 0015, unless it is the student's first LAH course or part of a successful credit certificate, is not applicable toward degree credit.

Grading 
To be awarded an Ambler College degree, students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and pass all CORE courses with a C- or higher.  In addition, Community and Regional Planning majors must pass every required CRP and required upper level related courses with a C- or higher. There is a required cumulative average of 2.0 for all courses in the major: CRP and upper level related requirements. For degrees in Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, no more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.

Residency Requirements
All undergraduates must take 30 of their last 45 semester hours as matriculated students at Temple University. Community and Regional Planning majors must complete at least half of the courses required in the major (required CRP and upper level related) at Temple. Students wishing to take academic work, including summer sessions, at another institution while a candidate for a degree at Temple must have adviserís prior approval before enrolling at the other institution. See Academic Policies and Regulations.

Program Requirements

Community and Regional Planning  

For advising and curricular information: 
Michele OíConnor, Associate Dean 
Student Services
215-283-1237 

Goals and Objectives
History
Accreditation
Academic Advising
Admissions
Awards and Honor Societies

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Policies and Regulations
Student Associations
Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning
Course Descriptions

Community and Regional Planning (CRP), a recently approved Temple University Ambler College program, is accepting students for the Fall 2002 semester. There is an urgent need in this region and throughout the nation for professionals involved in developing plans for the growth and revitalization of urban, suburban, and rural communities. Students with degrees in Planning have many employment options in the public and private sectors.

This program helps students understand how to create and evaluate plans that make the best use of a communityís land and resources for commercial, institutional, residential, and recreational purposes. Through classroom experience, team projects, and a required internship, students learn about the economic issues of planning, and develop sensitivity to the social and environmental impact of planning decisions. They will acquire communication and problem-solving skills through knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), site planning, planning and zoning law, research and design methods, American political institutions, negotiation, and mediation. 

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning
The Bachelor of Science degree in Community and Regional Planning may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 124 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. A grade of C- or higher is required in all Core courses and in the required courses for the major. Credit hours will be earned in these requirement categories:
     
1. University requirements 
  • Math 0015 (3 s.h., no credit toward the degree) and/or English 0040 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing 
  • University Core Curriculum requirements including completion of the Library Orientation (41-46 s.h.)(Transfer students should see the Core Curriculum section of this Bulletin.) 
  •       
           2. Major requirements 
  • Lower level courses (11 s.h., in addition to specified Core courses) 
  • Upper level related courses (12 s.h.) 
  • Courses in Community and Regional Planning (39 s.h.)
  •         3.  Electives (approximately 18 s.h.)

     
    YEAR 1 -- FALL Core 
    s.h.
    English C050  Composition                                                           (CO)
    3
    Math C055  College Math                                                         (QA) 3
    Geog R055  Urban Society                                                    (RS/IN) 3
    Poli Sci C051  American Political System                                    (AC) 3
    CoreArts  (Choice of: Arch C017, X171;Art C059,C069,C079)         
    (AR) 3
    CRP 0051  Freshman Career Seminar /Discovery Course   1
    Library Orientation   0
    SEMESTER TOTAL
     
    16

     
     
     
    YEAR 1 -- SPRING
    Core
    s.h.
    IH X051 Intellectual Heritage I                                (IA) 3
    Psych/Math/Soc C067  Foundations in Statistical Methods      (QB) 3
    Speech Communication  0065  Public Speaking                                       3
    Geog C050  Environment & Society                                      (IN) 3
    CIS C055  Computers and Applications                  (SB) 4
    SEMESTER TOTAL   16

     
     
     
    YEAR 2 -- FALL
    Core
    s.h.
    IH X052   Intellectual Heritage II (IB) 3
    Economics C052   Microeconomic Principles (IN) 3
    Geology C050  Introductory Geology (SA) 4
    CRP 0100 Survey of Community & Regional Planning                            3
    Core Language/International Studies                       (L/IS) 3
    SEMESTER TOTAL
     
    16

     
     
     
    YEAR 2 -- SPRING
    Core
    s.h.
    Communications elective (Choice of CS 0214, 0314; SC 0174, 0180)     3
    Geog C052 or Geol C081 Intro. to Physical Envir/ Envir Geology   (SB) 4
    CRP 0262/GUS 0262  Geographic Information Systems (GIS)   3
    CRP101 Theory of Community & Regional Planning   3
    Core  Language/International Studies (L/IS) 3
    SEMESTER TOTAL
     
    16

     
     
     
    YEAR 3 -- FALL
    Core
    s.h.
    Poli Sci0145  American State and Local Politics   3
    CRP 0205  Environmental /Site Planning
     
    6
    CRP W282/GUS W282  Research Design/ Methods                             (WI) 3
    Elective    3
    SEMESTER TOTAL
     
    15

     
     
     
    YEAR 3 -- SPRING 
    s.h.
    CRP 0200   Professional Practice
    3
    CRP 0210   Community Planning                                                                           
    3
    CRP 0250   Planning Law
    3
    Electives
    6
    SEMESTER TOTAL
    15

     
     
     
    YEAR 4 -- FALL 
    Core
    s.h.
    Humanities elective Writing Intensive (WI) 3
    Econ 0248  Economics of State & Local Government                              3
    CRP 0215/GUS 0215  Land Use Planning   3
    CRP 0325  Internship in Planning*   3
    Elective   3
    SEMESTER TOTAL   15

    * To be taken in the summer between the junior and the senior years or in 1st semester of the senior year.
     
    YEAR 4 -- SPRING 
    Core
    s.h.
    Real Estate 0101  Real Estate Fundamentals                                              3
    CRP W350  Senior  Project  Capstone   (WI) 6
    Electives    6
    SEMESTER TOTAL   15
    DEGREE TOTAL   124

    Landscape Architecture and Horticulture

    Founded 1958 

    Lolly Tai, Ph.D., R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Chair
    215-283-1292
    e-mail: lahort@blue.temple.edu
    http://www.ambler.temple.edu/la-hort


    The Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture offers
    four-year baccalaureate degree programs in Landscape Architecture and
    Horticulture, a two-year Associate of Science degree in Horticulture, with a general or business emphasis, and credit certificates in horticulture. The Landscape Architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accrediting Board.

    With origins that trace back to the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women, founded in 1911, the department's evolution has combined theory with practice.  The curriculum is structured to develop the analytic, design, and scientific skills required to plan and manage our environment. Students learn to solve major environmental problems in the urban, suburban, and rural landscape through an ecological approach to planning, design, development, and care of the land. A state-of-the-art Greenhouse is available to students. 

    Students and faculty utilize the 187-acre Temple University Ambler
    campus as both an arboretum and laboratory for the work.
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    Financial Aid

    In addition to assistance from the Department of Student Financial Services, there are several scholarships and grants-in-aid that are available only to Landscape Architecture and Horticulture students. Applications for department scholarships are available from the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Office. Also see Financial Aid

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    Continuing Education

    The Department offers a variety of credit courses in the late afternoon, in the evening, and on weekends. These are open to people interested in horticulture who are not seeking a degree. It is also possible, over a period of years, to complete all of the requirements for the Certificate programs or Associate of Science in Horticulture degree by attending late afternoon, evening, and weekend classes. For many, these courses are a means of advancing their careers; for others, they are a source of personal enrichment. For more information, contact the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture. 

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    Policies and Regulations

    The following departmental policies are in addition to the University policies and regulations that apply to all undergraduate students and to the policies that apply to all Ambler College students. 

    Class Scheduling
    The Associate Degree in Horticulture can be completed in daytime or in late afternoon, evening, and Saturday classes. Students in the bachelor's degree programs in horticulture and landscape architecture will be required to take junior and senior classes during regular daytime hours. Sophomore Landscape Architecture studio classes are also daytime classes. 

    Grading

    No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.

    Sophomore Approval
    Admission to Landscape Architecture and Horticulture is competitive, and approval is required to enter the sophomore year in the programs. It is expected that by that time students will have demonstrated a commitment to their chosen field and, in the case of Landscape Architecture students, sufficient design ability. After their first year, students will be required to submit a statement describing their reasons for choosing landscape architecture or horticulture as a career. Landscape Architecture students must submit a portfolio of freshman design and graphic work. A faculty committee will review these submissions, as well as the student's academic record within the Department. 

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    Degree Requirements 

    Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture

    The degree of Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 130 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. These credit hours will be earned in three requirement categories: 

    1. University Core Curriculum requirements including completion of the Library Orientation (transfer students should see the Core Curriculum section of this Bulletin)
    2. Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements
    3. Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture major requirements, as follows:
    First Year: General Core 
    Natural Systems and Evolved Human Systems

    Fall
    LA 152  Introduction to CAD 3 s.h.
    LA 0101 Graphic Comm. Seminar 1 s.h.
    LA 0103 Graphic Comm. Studio 3 s.h.
    English C050 College Composition or  ENGL H090: HONORS Intro. to Literature and Composition 3 s.h.
    Math  Core Quantitative Reasoning (QA) 3 s.h.
    Core  Art (or Individual and Society for Rome Option) 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Spring
    BOT 0102 Plant Ecology 3.s.h.
    LA 0102  Landscape Design Seminar                       1 s.h.
    LA 0104 Landscape Design Studio 3 s.h.
    LA 0108  Landscape Engineering 1 3 s.h.
    IH X051  Intellectual Heritage I 3 s.h.
    MATH  Core Quantitative Reasoning (QB)                                                                 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Summer
    LA 0210  Summer Field Ecology 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 3 s.h.

    Second Year: Design and Problem Solving 

    Fall 
    HORT 0107  Woody Plants I 3 s.h.
    LA 0207  Site Design Studio 6 s.h.
    LA 0309  Landscape Engineering II 3 s.h.
    GEOL C050  Introduction to Geology 4 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Spring
    HORT 0108  Woody Plants II 3 s.h.
    HORT C236  Soils 3 s.h.
    LA 0208  Land Planning Studio 6 s.h.
    LA 0325  Internship 1 s.h.
    LA W318 Western Landscape Tradition 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Third Year: Implementation and Construction

    Fall
    LA W319  American Landscape Traditions 3 s.h.
    LA 0311  Park Design/History Studio 6 s.h.
    LA 0310  Landscape Engineering III 3 s.h.
    LA 0323  Professional Practice 2 s.h.
    HORT 0310  Landscape Restoration 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 17 s.h.

    Spring
    LA 0312  Design Build Studio 6 s.h.
    IH X052  Intellectual Heritage II 3 s.h.
    LA 0305  Plants and Design 4 s.h.
    Core  American Culture 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Fourth Year: Comprehensive Design and Management

    Fall
    LA 0392  Fall Senior Studio 6 s.h.
    Core  Individual and Society 3 s.h.
    Core  International Studies/Language 3 s.h.
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    OR ROME OPTION
    LA 0392  Fall Senior Studio 6 s.h.
    Core  Art 3 s.h.
    Electives 6 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Spring
    LA W393  Spring Senior Studio 6 s.h.
    Elective   HORT or LA 3 s.h.
    Core  Studies in Race 3 s.h.
    Core  International Studies/Language (or Hort Elective for Rome Option) 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.
    DEGREE TOTAL 130 s.h.

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    Bachelor of Science in Horticulture

    The degree of Bachelor of Science in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 129 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. These credit hours will be earned in three requirement categories. 

    1. University Core Curriculum requirements as listed below plus completion of two electives or Core courses that are writing intensive (W or X); Library Orientation (transfer students should see the Core Curriculum section of this Bulletin)
    2. Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements
    3. Bachelor of Science in Horticulture major requirements, as follows:
    Year One--Fall 
    BOT C101  General Botany 4 s.h.
    CHEM C061/C063  Introduction to Chemistry 4 s.h.
    English C050  College Composition or ENGL H090:  HONORS Intro. to Literature and Composition, Honors 3 s.h.
    Math  Core Quantitative Reasoning (QA) 3 s.h.
    Core  International Studies/Language 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 17 s.h.

    Year One--Spring
    BOT 0102  Plant Ecology 3 s.h.
    CHEM C062/C064  Introduction to Chemistry 4 s.h.
    IH X051  Intellectual Heritage I 3 s.h.
    MATH  Core Quantitative Reasoning (QB) 3 s.h.
    Core  International Studies/Language 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Year Two--Fall 
    HORT 0107  Woody Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0203  Greenhouse Management 3 s.h.
    IH X052  Intellectual Heritage II 3 s.h.
    LA 0101  Graphic Communication Seminar 1 s.h.
    LA 0103  Graphic Communication Studio 3 s.h.
    Core  American Culture 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Year Two--Spring
    BOT C203  Plant Physiology 4 s.h.
    HORT 0108  Woody Plants II 3 s.h.
    HORT C236  Soils 3 s.h.
    HORT 0301  Plant Propagation 3 s.h.
    LA 0054  Design Process 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 16 s.h.

    Summer
    LA 0210  Summer Field Ecology 3 s.h.
    HORT 0325  Internship 1 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 4 s.h.

    Year Three--Fall
    BOT 0201  Plant Genetics and Diversity 3 s.h.
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0310  Landscape Restoration 3 s.h.
    HORT or LA  Elective 3 s.h.
    Core  Art 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year Three--Spring
    HORT 0202  Herbaceous Plants II 3 s.h.
    HORT 0311  Landscape Management 3 s.h.
    HORT 0317  Food Crops I 3 s.h.
    SPEECH COMM 0065 Public Speaking
    or
    COMM SCI 0066  Interpersonal Communication
    3 s.h.
    Core  Individual and Society 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year Four--Fall
    HORT W395  Senior Seminar 3 s.h.
    HORT or LA  Elective 3 s.h.
    HORT 0339  Applied Entomology 3 s.h.
    Core  Studies in Race 3 s.h.
    Elective 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year Four--Spring
    BOT 0204  Applied Plant Physiology 3 s.h.
    HORT 0340  Applied Plant Pathology 3 s.h.
    HORT or LA Elective 3 s.h.
    Electives 6 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.
    DEGREE TOTAL 129 s.h.

     

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    Associate of Science in Horticulture

    The degree of Associate of Science in Horticulture may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon the satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major.

    General Horticulture Option
    This option is for students interested in developing a well-rounded background in all areas of horticulture or specializing in a particular area of interest such as floral design, integrated pest management, or arboriculture. 

    Year One--Fall
    BOT C101  General Botany 4 s.h.
    ENGLISH C050  College Composition 3 s.h.
    HORT 0015  Fundamentals of Horticulture 2 s.h.
    HORT  0107  Woody Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT or LA Elective 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year One--Spring
    BOT 0102  Plant Ecology 3 s.h.
    HORT 0108  Woody Plants II 3 s.h.
    HORT 0317  Food Crops I 3 s.h.
    MATH 0045  Elementary Algebra or
    MATH C055  College Math
    3 s.h.
    HORT 0311 Landscape Management 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year Two--Fall
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0203  Greenhouse Management 3 s.h.
    HORT 0339  Applied Entomology 3 s.h.
    HORT or LA Electives 6 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year Two--Spring
    HORT 0202  Herbaceous Plants II 3 s.h.
    HORT C236  Soils 3 s.h.
    HORT 0301   Plant Propagation 3 s.h.
    HORT 0340 Applied Plant Pathology 3 s.h.
    HORT or LA  Elective 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.
    DEGREE TOTAL 60 s.h.

    Horticulture Business Option
    This option is for students interested in developing a background in landscape horticulture and in business. 

    Year One--Fall
    ENGLISH C050  College Composition 3 s.h.
    HORT 0107  Woody Plants I 3 s.h.
    LAW C001  Law in Society 3 s.h.
    MATH 0045  Elementary Algebra or
    MATH C055 College Math
    3 s.h.
    HORT  Elective:  Landscape Management, Turf Management, Greenhouse Management, Landscape Restoration,  or Nursery Management 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year One--Spring
    ACCT 0001  Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h.
    BOT  0102  Plant Ecology  3 s.h.
    HORT 0108  Woody Plants II 3 s.h.
    MKT 0081  Introduction to Marketing 3 s.h.
    HORT  Elective:  Landscape Management, Arboriculture, Landscape Restoration or Nursery Management 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year Two--Fall 
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0339  Applied Entomology 3 s.h.
    HRA 0083  Organization and Management 3 s.h.
    Electives 6 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Year One--Spring
    ENGL W104  Writing for Business and Industry 3 s.h.
    HORT C236  Soils 3 s.h.
    HORT 0340  Applied Plant Pathology 3 s.h.
    RMI 0001  Introduction to Risk Management 3 s.h.
    HORT  Elective:  Herbaceous Plants II, Nursery Management or Arboriculture 3 s.h.
    SEMESTER TOTAL 15 s.h.
    DEGREE TOTAL 60 s.h.

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    Credit Certificates in Horticulture

    Credit certificates may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of the required credits for the specific topic area with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall. 

    Floral Design
    This credit certificate option is designed for students interested in floral arrangement as a career or serious hobby. Required courses are:
     
    HORT C080  Art of Floral Design I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0342  Flower Shop Management 3 s.h.
    HORT 0381  Art of Floral Design II 3 s.h.
    HORT 0382  Art of Floral Design III 3 s.h.
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I or
    HORT 0356   Interior Plantscaping
    3 s.h.
    CERTIFICATE TOTAL 15 s.h.

    Landscape Plants
    This credit certificate option is designed for students interested in landscape plant material.  Required courses are:
     
    HORT 0015  Fundamentals of Horticulture 2 s.h.
    HORT 0107  Woody Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0108  Woody Plants II 3 s.h.
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0202  Herbaceous Plants II 3 s.h.
    CERTIFICATE TOTAL 14 s.h.

    Horticultural Therapy
    This Credit Certificate option is designed for people interested in horticultural therapy centers.  Courses provide horticultural skills and background. Required courses are:
     
    HORT C080  Art of Floral Design I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0015  Fundamentals of Horticulture 2 s.h.
    HORT 0201  Herbaceous Plants I 3 s.h.
    HORT 0305  Introduction to Horticultural Therapy Skills 3 s.h.
    HORT 0306  Horticultural Therapy Skills 3 s.h.
    CERTIFICATE TOTAL 14 s.h.

    FACULTY

    Administration
    Sophia Wisniewska, Dean, Ph.D., Bryn Mawr College. 
    Kathleen Welsh Beveridge, Director of Development, B.A., Univ.of Notre Dame
    Jeffrey Featherstone, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities; Associate
    Professor, and Interim Director, Community and Regional Planning; Ph.D., Temple University. 
    Kevin Freese, Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, B.A., Temple University. 
    Bonnie Frumer, Assistant Dean for Curriculum, M.A., Temple University. 
    Wanda Lewis-Campbell, Assistant Dean for Student Life, M.S.W., University of Connecticut. 
    Marion Hansberry, Director of Finance and Operations. 
    Michele OíConnor, Associate Dean for Student Services, M.Phil., University of Glasgow, and M.S., College Misericordia. 
    Elizabeth Richard, Associate Dean for Enrollment and External Relations; Associate Director, Center for Sustainable Communities; M.B.A., University of
    Houston. 
    Michael Schlotterbeck, Director of Marketing and Communications, B.A.,
    Elizabethtown College. 
    Philip R. Yannella, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Ph.D. University of
    Wisconsin, Milwaukee. 

    Community and Regional Planning

    Associate Professor
    Jeffrey Featherstone, Director, Center for Sustainable Communities; Associate
    Professor, and Interim Director, Community and Regional Planning; Ph.D., Temple University. 

    Affiliated Faculty
    Carolyn Adams, Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University  College of Liberal Arts, Ph.D., Washington University.
    Mathew Davis, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Tyler School of Art, M.Arch., M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania.
    Sanjoy Chakravorty, Associate Professor of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University College of Liberal Arts, Ph.D., University of Southern California.
    Robert Mason, Director, Temple University Department of Environmental Studies,  Professor, Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University College of Liberal Arts, Ph.D.,Rutgers University.
    Laura Toran, Associate Professor of Geology, Temple University College of   Science and Technology, Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin.

    Adjunct Professor 

    William Kaplan, M. Arch., Harvard University
    Scott A. Todd, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., M.A., Temple Unversity

    Research Fellows, Center for Sustainable Communities, Temple University Ambler 
    Sinclair A. Adam, Jr., Adjunct Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture, M.S., University of Vermont.
    Kathi K. Beratan, Ph.D. Research Scientist, Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy,  Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University, Ph.D., University of Southern California.
    John A. Granger, M.P.A., Penn State University.
    Shirley Loveless, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania.
    M. Richard Nalbandian, M.R.P., University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

    Geographic Information Systems Coordinators, Center for Sustainable Communities 

    A.S.M. Bari, M.U.P., State University of New York at Buffalo. 
    Md. Mahbubur Meenar, M.U.P., State University of New York at Buffalo.

    Landscape Architecture and Horticulture 
    Professor
    Lolly Tai, Chair, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Ph.D., Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

    Associate Professor
    Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, M.L.A. University of Pennsylvania. 
    Baldev Lamba, M.L.A., University of Pennsylvania. 
    Valencia Libby, M.S.,University of Delaware. 
    Elizabeth Sluzis, Ph.D., Rutgers University. 
    George Whiting, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 

    Assistant Professor
    Earl Graffam, M.L.A., University of Virginia.
    Kimberly Krahl, Ph.D., University of Georgia. 

    Adjunct Professor
    Sinclair A. Adam, Jr., M.S., University of Vermont.
    Allison Brown, Ph.D., University of California. 
    Lisa Blum, M.S., Rutgers University. 
    Linda Ciccantelli, B.A., Muhlenberg College. 
    Stephanie Cohen, Director of Temple Landscape Arboretum,  M.S., Beaver College (now Arcadia University).
    Louis DiBello, M.S., Villanova University.
    Mark Focht, M.L.A., University of Massachusetts. 
    Andrew Hamilton, B.S.L.A., Temple University. 
    Ron McKnight, B.S.L.A., Penn State University. 
    Priscilla Shaffer, B.A., Temple University. 
    Vikram Shendge, B.S., Temple University. 
    Richard Vogel, M.L.A., University of Michigan. 

    Emeritus Faculty
    Viola Anders 
    John Collins 
    George H. Manaker 
    Hans Zutter

     
     

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