05751/Landscape Architecture


Lower Division Courses

0001. Natural and the Built Environment (3 s.h.) F.

An introduction to the interrelated disciplines of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Planning, and Architecture. Explores existing and natural site conditions and their impact on influencing and shaping the built environment. Also examines key issues in the interrelationships and applications of these allied professions.

Mode: Lecture.

0011. Graphics Communications (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LA 0103.)

This studio course emphasizes development of alternative techniques of graphic presentations commonly used in the profession. Students will learn freehand sketching, lettering, as well as drawing two and three-dimensional representations.

Note: May not be taken for credit by students who have completed LA 0101/0103.

0022. Introduction to CAD (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LA 0152, Introduction to CAD.)

An introduction to Computer Aided Drafting using Autocad Release 2005. Focuses on learning the basic commands for drawing in two dimensions including: absolute and relative coordinates, working in layers, paper and model space, manipulation of text, and plotting.

0032. Design Fundamentals (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LA 0104, Landscape Design Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0011 (formerly: LA 0101/0103).

This studio course begins with a sequence of exercises that explores the meaning of place and the use of geometry in the creation of a hierarchy of spaces using Photoshop as a tool. Landscape spaces are explored further through the manipulation of contour and vegetation in building study models. These design principles are then applied to the design of a garden or small park.

Note: May not be taken for credit by students who have completed LA 0102/0104.

0052. Surveying (3 s.h.) S.

Focuses on the fundamentals of plane surveying: basic measurement of distance, angle and elevation; use of basic surveying equipment: total station, levels and tapes, field notes; and basic computations: traverse closure and determination of areas.

0099. Honors Projects (1 - 3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Permission of department chairperson and instructor is required.

For exceptional students interested in pursuing independent, in-depth study. Credits are based on the quantity and quality of work fulfilling the established course outline.

Upper Division Courses

0131. LA Design Studio I (6 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LA 0207, Site Planning Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0032 (formerly: LA 0102/0104). Co-Requisite: LA 0151 (formerly: LA 0108).

Development of the student's comprehension of important elements in the ecologically based landscape design process. Projects lead students through typical design processes that include inventory and analysis, case studies, evaluation of opportunities and constraints, development of conceptual ideas, and detailed landscape designs. The design process is applied to a variety of small scale, urban and suburban site design projects. Using a combination of computer, mechanical and free hand presentation techniques, studio work typically includes: site inventory and research and analysis; program development; concept alternatives; master planning; and detail design studies.

0132. LA Design Studio II (6 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LA 0208, Land Planning Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0131 (formerly: LA 0207).

The development of mixed use and sustainable communities within the natural, social, cultural and economic context of development or redevelopment. Investigations of large-scale land use and community planning projects in the urban or rural context. Real world projects range from preparing community based revitalization plans and designs for inner city neighborhoods, to the creation of a new town development set in a bucolic landscape.

0134. Design Process (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LA 0054.)

Prerequisite: LA 0011 (formerly: LA 0101/0103).

An introduction to the design process: inventory, analysis, program development, and conceptual design. Students apply the design process to spatial composition of small scale site design projects.

0151. Landscape Engineering I (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LA 0108.)

Prerequisite: LA 0032 (formerly: LA 0102/0104), LA 0052, and matriculated LA/Hort student OR permission of instructor.

Emphasizes the basic concepts, ideas, and techniques that deal with the visual, functional, and ecological aspects of grading and landform manipulation.

0152. Landscape Engineering II (3 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: LA 0309.)

Prerequisite: LA 0032 (formerly: LA 0102/0104) and LA 0151 (formerly: LA 0108).

Introduction to the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for “soft” elements of landscape architecture. Based on the understanding and appreciation of ecological principles, functional requirements, and aesthetic considerations, students learn elements of design/engineering such as advanced grading, storm water management, and road alignment.

0223. Advanced CAD (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LA 0154.)

Prerequisite: LA 0022 (formerly: LA 0152, Introduction to CAD).

Addresses more advanced concepts in two-dimensional Autocad and introduces Autocad as a three-dimensional tool in the generation of perspective drawings. Includes plotting in color and integration with other graphic applications.

0225. Landscape Architectural Computer Graphics (3 s.h.)

Prerequisite: LA 0022 (formerly: LA 0152) or permission of the instructor.

Focuses on the use of digital media for visual presentation. Exposes students to image editing, publishing, and/or computer-aided design programs. Students learn how to create illustrative and technical drawings and/or portfolio work.

Note: Course may be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

0231. LA Design Studio III (6 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LA 0311, Park Design Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0132 (formerly: LA 0208).

Addresses issues pertinent to the design of parks and open space. Students analyze the site context in terms of open space and recreational opportunities, work closely with community groups and elected officials in developing appropriate design programs, and study and discuss comparable park systems and park designs. The goal is to apply an ecological design process to the design of a park appropriate for a particular neighborhood context.

0232. LA Design Studio IV: Design/Build (6 s.h.) S. $.

(Formerly: LA 0312, Design/Build Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0231 (formerly: LA 0311, Park Design Studio) and LA 0152 (formerly: LA 0309).

Provides individuals the opportunity to build and implement elements of their own design. Students prepare the necessary construction documentation and then actually construct their designs. Working with construction materials enables the student to learn the opportunities and limitations of these materials. This hands-on approach is vital to understanding the relationship between design and implementation processes.

W241. Landscape Traditions (3 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

(Formerly: LA W318.)

Presents a comprehensive overview of western civilization`s efforts to create useful, beautiful, and symbolic spaces from ancient times until the modern day. Field trips and a research paper are required.

W242. American Traditions of Landscape Architecture (3 s.h.) S. Core: WI.

(Formerly: LA W319.)

Prerequisite: LA W241 (formerly: LA W318) or permission of instructor.

Examination of ideas, needs, visions, and values that have shaped both the designed and the common landscapes of America from the colonial period until the early 1900s. Field trips and a research paper are required.

Note: Field trips required.

0251. Landscape Engineering III (3 s.h.) F. $.

(Formerly: LA 0310.)

Prerequisite: LA 0152 (formerly: LA 0309).

Includes the principles, processes, and techniques of site engineering for the "hard" elements of landscape architecture such as walls, paving, steps, decks, etc. Based on the understanding and appreciation of ecological principles, functional requirements, and aesthetic considerations. Includes elements of design/engineering such as siting buildings, grading design of simple structures, understanding the nature of construction materials, and the preparation of working drawings.

0271. Planting Design (3 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LA 0305, 4 s.h..)

Prerequisite: LA 0011 (formerly: LA 0101/0103); LA 0032 (formerly: LA 0102/0104); and Hort 0107-0108.

Considers the integration of plants into the design process and emphasizes scale, development density, natural site characteristics, natural plant associations, and individual plant characteristics. Planting design studies in a variety of contexts are included.

0286. Summer Field Ecology (3 s.h.) SS.

(Formerly: LA 0210.)

Prerequisite: Botany 0102.

Students learn to "read the landscape" through the exploration of the landscape provinces of the Delaware River Basin. Through visiting natural landscapes in each of the sub-regions, students see how the relationship of geology, soils, hydrology, plant communities, and land use history reveals an understanding of the visual characteristics, opportunities, and constraints of development inherent in the natural environment.

0325. Internship (1 s.h.)

Prerequisite: At least sophomore status in the Landscape Architecture program.

This internship requires a minimum of one semester or 350 hours of employment with a landscape architecture firm, landscape contractor, or in a related field. During the internship, students should test concepts developed in class with real work experience.

Note: Work should be completed between sophomore and junior years.

0331. LA Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio (6 s.h.) F.

(Formerly: LA 0392, Fall Senior Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0232 (formerly: LA 0312).

Focuses on large-scale, complex planning projects dealing with growth management issues and an understanding of all phases of the planning process. The scope of the project includes analysis and evaluation of existing conditions, programming, and creation of conceptual plans, master plans, and detail designs.

W332. LA Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio (6 s.h.) S. Core: WI. $.

(Formerly: LA W393, Spring Senior Studio.)

Prerequisite: LA 0331 (formerly: LA 0392).

The final senior studio deals with a variety of projects that may include landscape design projects involving fine arts, urban design, and town planning. Students are challenged to achieve a comprehensive understanding of the ideas, processes, and concepts.

Note: This is a writing intensive course.

0362. Professional Practice (3 s.h.) S.

(Formerly: LA 0323.)

Prerequisite: Junior status in Landscape Architecture program or permission of instructor.

Study of ethics, current business practices, contract documentation, bids, cost estimates, specifications, and interdisciplinary relationships. Seeks to teach the student how to set priorities, manage people, and execute landscape projects.

0375. Edinburgh Exchange Program (1-18 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Landscape Architecture or Horticulture major (or other appropriate major), with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, must submit a formal application, including a portfolio and a statement of goals, to the Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture.

This exchange program is available to undergraduate students at Temple University majoring in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Architecture, or Art and to undergraduate students enrolled in the five-year Landscape Architecture degree program in the School of Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)/Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. One to two students participate each period (ECA students attend Temple for one semester and Temple students attend ECA for one quarter), and the exchange is on a one-student-for-one-student basis.

Note: Temple students must apply by September 30 for Spring semester and March 31 for Fall semester. Temple exchange participants must follow the normal procedure for study abroad approvals and pre-approvals of courses. All students must be enrolled for at least 12 s.h. and must pay tuition and any applicable fees to their home institution.
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