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Landscape Architecture

Mary E. Myers, R.L.A., A.S.L.A., Ph.D.

Chair
Dixon Hall 201
267-468-8181
la.hort@temple.edu
www.ambler.temple.edu/la-hort

Bachelor of Science

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 124 semester hours of credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major. No more than one grade below a C- is allowed in any course in either Landscape Architecture or Horticulture.

Summary of Requirements for the Degree

1.  University requirements

  • Math 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. See below for a list of the specific courses that are required for Ambler College majors.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core 

New freshmen students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the General Education curriculum (29-30 s.h.)  See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.

New transfer students starting in the 2008-2009 academic year are required to complete the University Core Curriculum requirements (30-42 s.h.) including completion of the library orientation, Temple Information Literacy Tutorial or TILT. Transfer students should see the Core Curriculum section of the Undergraduate Bulletin.


2.  Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture requirements (28 s.h.)

  • Nine (9) courses are required:
    Landscape Architecture 1013, 1142, and 2496; Botany 1111 and 1112; Horticulture 1211, 1212, 2114 and 3514.


3.  Landscape Architecture (LAN ARC) Major requirements (minimum of  60 s.h.)

  • Seven (7) Landscape Architecture courses are required (21 s.h.):
    Landscape Architecture 1244, 1544, 2241, 2242, 3243, 3345, and 3644.
  • Six (6) Landscape Architecture studios are required (36 s.h.):
    Landscape Architecture 2143, 2144, 3145, 3146, 4147, and 4198.
  • One (1) Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or Botany (LAN ARC/HORT/Botany) elective is required (minimum of 3 s.h.).


4.  Electives (approximately 6 s.h.)

 

Suggested Semester By Semester Plans

 

Requirements For New Freshmen Starting in the 2008-2009 Academic Year


Year 1 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1013 Natural and the Built Environment 3  
Botany 1111 General Botany 4  *
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 4 GW   
GenEd 08xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ   
Semester Total     15  

*Satisfactory completion of Botany 1111 and Horticulture 2114 will waive the two-course GenEd Science (GS) requirement.


Year 1 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1142 Design Communications 3  
LAN ARC 1244 Surveying 3  
LAN ARC 1544 Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 Plant Ecology 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Semester Total     15  


Year 2 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  2143 Landscape Architecture Design Studio I 6  
LAN ARC 2241 Landscape Engineering I 3  
LAN ARC 2496 Landscape Traditions** 3 WI
HORT 1211 Woody Plants I 3  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ   
Semester Total     18  

Note concerning tuition charges for 18 s.h.: Credits in excess of 17 s.h. are additionally assessed at the per semester hour tuition rate.

** Indicates writing intensive course for the major.


Year 2 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 2144 Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
LAN ARC 2242 Landscape Engineering II 3  
HORT 1212 Woody Plants II 3  
HORT 2114 Soils 3 *  
Semester Total     15  

*Satisfactory completion of Botany 1111 and Horticulture 2114 will waive the two-course GenEd Science (GS) requirement.


Year 3 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3145 Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
LAN ARC 3243 Landscape Engineering III 3  
LAN ARC 3345 Planting Design  3  
GenEd 08xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total     15-16  


Year 3 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3146 Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV:
Design/Build
6  
GenEd 08xx Race and Diversity 3 GD   
GenEd 08xx Human Behavior 3 GB  
GenEd 08xx U.S. Society 3 GU  
Semester Total     15  


Year 4 – Fall  (Ambler, Japan, or Rome Option)    
         
Ambler Option        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  4147 Landscape Architecture Design
Studio V:  Fall Senior Studio
6  
LAN ARC/HORT/Botany Elective    3  
GenEd 08xx Global/World Society*** 3 GG
Elective     3  
Semester Total     15  
         
OR        
Japan or Rome Option        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 4147 Landscape Architecture Design
Studio V: Fall Senior Studio
6  
Electives     9  
Semester Total     15  

*** Students who satisfy an approved overseas option may substitute an elective.


Year 4 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  3644 Professional Practice 3  
LAN ARC 4198^ Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI:
Spring Senior Studio
6 WI 
HORT  3514 Landscape Restoration 3  
Elective   (Note: Japan or Rome students take a LAN ARC, HORT, or Botany elective instead) 3  
Semester Total     15  

^ Indicates writing intensive capstone for the major.


DEGREE TOTAL 124

 

Requirements For New Transfers Starting in the 2008-2009 Academic Year

 

Year 1 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1013 Natural and the Built Environment 3  
Botany 1111 General Botany 4 SA 
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 3-4 CO/GW  
Core Elective Quantitative Reasoning, First-level 3-4 QA/GQ  
    Temple Information Literacy Tutorial 0  
Semester Total     13-15  


Year 1 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1142 Design Communications 3  
LAN ARC 1244 Surveying 3  
LAN ARC 1544 Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 Plant Ecology 3  
Core  Elective Quantitative Reasoning, Second-level 3-4 QB/GQ 
Semester Total     15-16  

 

Year 2 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  2143 Landscape Architecture Design Studio I 6  
LAN ARC 2241 Landscape Engineering I 3  
LAN ARC 2496 Landscape Traditions 3 WI 
HORT 1211 Woody Plants I 3  
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY  
Semester Total     18  

Note concerning tuition charges for 18 s.h.: Credits in excess of 17 s.h. are additionally assessed at the per semester hour tuition rate.

Year 2 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 2144 Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
LAN ARC 2242 Landscape Engineering II 3  
HORT 1212 Woody Plants II 3  
HORT 2114 Soils 3 SB 
Semester Total     15  

 

Year 3 – Fall        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3145 Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
LAN ARC 3243 Landscape Engineering III 3  
LAN ARC 3345 Planting Design  3  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ 
Semester Total     15  

 

Year 3 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3146 Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV:
Design/Build
6  
Core Elective Individual and Society 3 IN/GB 
Core Elective American Culture 3 AC/GU 
Core Elective Studies in Race 3 RS/GD  
Semester Total     15  

 

Year 4 – Fall  (Ambler, Japan, or Rome Option)    
         
Ambler Option        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  4147 Landscape Architecture Design
Studio V:  Fall Senior Studio
6  
LAN ARC/HORT/Botany Elective    3  
Core Elective  Arts 3-4 AR/GA
Core Elective  International Studies/Language 3 L/IS/GG 
Semester Total     15-16  
         
OR        
Japan or Rome Option        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 4147 Landscape Architecture Design
Studio V: Fall Senior Studio
6  
Core Elective Arts 3-4 AR
Electives     6  
Semester Total     15-16  

 

Year 4 – Spring        
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  3644 Professional Practice 3  
LAN ARC 4198^ Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI:
Spring Senior Studio
6 WI 
HORT  3514 Landscape Restoration 3  
Core Elective International Studies/Language 
(Note: Japan or Rome students take a LAN ARC, HORT, or Botany elective instead)
3 L/IS/GG
Semester Total     15  

^ Indicates writing intensive capstone for the major.

DEGREE TOTAL 124
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