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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 Landscape Architecture majors.
  • Students must complete a set of university requirements: General Education (GenEd) or Core 

New freshmen students starting in the 2009-2010 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 2009-2010 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

Note: The symbol (F) or (S) after the course number indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated: (F) = offered only in fall semester; (S) = offered only in spring semester.

 

Requirements For New Freshmen Starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year


Year 1 – Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1013 (F) Natural and the Built Environment 3  
Botany 1111 (F) General Botany 4  *
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading and Writing 4 GW   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx 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 (S) Design Communications 3  
LAN ARC 1244 (S) Surveying 3  
LAN ARC 1544 (S) Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 (S) 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 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio I 6  
LAN ARC 2241 (F) Landscape Engineering I 3  
LAN ARC 2496** Landscape Traditions 3 WI
HORT 1211 (F) Woody Plants I 3  
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ   
Semester Total   18  
** Writing-intensive course for the major.
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 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
LAN ARC 2242 (S) Landscape Engineering II 3  
HORT 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3  
HORT 2114 (S) 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 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
LAN ARC 3243 (F) Landscape Engineering III 3  
LAN ARC 3345 (F) Planting Design  3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
Semester Total   15-16  
 
Year 3 – Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3146 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build 6  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race and Diversity 3 GD   
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx 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 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
LAN ARC/HORT/Botany Elective    3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society*** 3 GG
Elective     3  
Semester Total     15  
*** Students who satisfy an approved overseas option may substitute an elective.
OR        
Japan or Rome Option      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 4147 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
Electives     9  
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 4 – Spring
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC  3644 (S) Professional Practice 3  
LAN ARC 4198**** (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio 6 WI 
HORT  3514 (S) Landscape Restoration 3  
Elective   (Note: Students who attend a semester in Japan or Rome must take a LAN ARC, HORT, or Botany elective.) 3  
Semester Total     15  
**** Writing-intensive capstone for the major.
 
Degree Total     124  

 


 

Requirements For New Transfers Starting in the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Year 1 – Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 1013 (F) Natural and the Built Environment 3  
Botany 1111 (F) 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 (S) Design Communications 3  
LAN ARC 1244 (S) Surveying 3  
LAN ARC 1544 (S) Introduction to CAD 3  
Botany 1112 (S) 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 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio I 6  
LAN ARC 2241 (F) Landscape Engineering I 3  
LAN ARC 2496 Landscape Traditions 3 WI 
HORT 1211 (F) 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 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio II 6  
LAN ARC 2242 (S) Landscape Engineering II 3  
HORT 1212 (S) Woody Plants II 3  
HORT 2114 (S) Soils 3 SB 
Semester Total   15  
 
Year 3 – Fall
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 3145 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio III  6  
LAN ARC 3243 (F) Landscape Engineering III 3  
LAN ARC 3345 (F) 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 (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV: Design/Build 6  
Core Elective Individual and Society 3 IN/GB 
Core Elective American Culture (See note below.*) 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 (F) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V: Fall Senior Studio 6  
LAN ARC/HORT/Botany Elective  (See note below.*) 3  
Core Elective  Arts (See note below.*) 3-4 AR/GA
Core Elective  International Studies/Language** (See note below*) 3 L/IS/GG 
Semester Total   15-16  
** Students who satisfy an approved overseas option may substitute an elective.
OR        
Japan or Rome Option      
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
LAN ARC 4147 (F) 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 (S) Professional Practice 3  
LAN ARC 4198*** (S) Landscape Architecture Design Studio VI: Spring Senior Studio 6 WI 
HORT  3514 (S) Landscape Restoration 3  
Core Elective International Studies/Language 
(Note: Students who attend a semester in Japan or Rome must take a LAN ARC, HORT, or Botany elective.)
3 L/IS/GG
Semester Total   15  
*** Writing-intensive capstone for the major.
 
Degree Total     124  

* Note: Three writing-intensive (WI) courses are required to meet Core requirements.  In addition to the two WI courses listed above, students must complete one additional writing-intensive elective by selecting a writing-intensive Core class, a writing-intensive Landscape Architecture elective, or a general writing-intensive elective.

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