Landscape Architecture (LARC)

LARC*6010  Landscape Architecture Studio I  Fall Only  [0.50]  

Studio and field instruction introduces the student to landscape architecture through acquisition of basic professional skills and knowledge. Topics include design theory, landscape inventory and analysis, application of the design process to projects at the site scale, graphic and oral communication.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6020  Landscape Architecture Studio II  Fall Only  [0.50]  

Studio and field instruction introduces the student to basic knowledge and skills of site engineering as it relates to landscape architecture. Topics include surveying, principles of site grading and drainage, introduction to materials and methods of construction, and graphic communication.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6030  Landscape Architecture Studio III  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Studio and field instruction continues the student's development of professional knowledge and skills at the site scale. Topics include site planning principles, social factors in design, introduction to principles of planting design and architectural structures, facilitation and computer applications in design.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6040  Landscape Architecture Studio IV  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Studio instruction emphasizes design implementation, materials and methods of construction, principles of stormwater management, construction specifications and graphic communication using computer applications.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6120  Community Design  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Studio and field instruction emphasizes integration of ecological, social, cultural and historical factors in the comprehensive design of urban and special use landscapes at the neighbourhood and community scale.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6340  Landscape History Seminar  Fall Only  [0.25]  

A lecture/seminar course focussed on the history of Landscape Architecture. Skills emphasize the development of oral and writing skills.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6360  Professional Practice Seminar  Fall Only  [0.25]  

A lecture/seminar course focussed on the legal, business, ethical and professional practices of Landscape Architecture professionals. Skills emphasize the development of oral and writing skills.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6380  Research Seminar  Winter Only  [0.25]  

A seminar course focussed on the process and communication of research, influenced by the current research of the participants. Participants organize a conference to present their research results.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6430  Landscape Resource Analysis  Fall Only  [0.50]  

Integrated field and classroom instruction introduces the student to inventory and analysis of biological, physical, social and cultural elements of the landscape. Projects will incorporate principles of landscape ecology and landscape planning. Field study will require some travel at student's expense.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6440  Environmental Design  Fall Only  [0.50]  

This course integrates field and classroom study to apply landscape ecology to current landscape problems, including analysis of regional landscapes, restoration of degraded landscapes, and application of aesthetic and ecological principles across scales in site to regional settings. Case studies component will require some travel at students' expense.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6470  Integrative Environmental Planning  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Landscape planning emphasizing the integration and interrelationships between biophysical and cultural resources, with application at a regional landscape planning scale. This course typically incorporates community-outreach projects.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6600  Critical Inquiry & Research Analysis  Winter Only  [0.50]  

Students are introduced to critical inquiry and research analysis in order to evaluate information related to landscape architecture. The focus of the course is on qualitative and quantitative analysis and interpretation. Students will review, critique, summarize, and explain academic research that is relevant for landscape architecture.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6610  Research Methods  Fall Only  [0.50]  

An introduction to a broad array of research methods as they apply to landscape planning and design, with a focus on the connections between research and design. Emphasis is on developing foundations for the creation of appropriate research questions.

Restriction(s): Available only to students registered in the MLA program.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph  
LARC*6710  Special Study  Summer, Fall, and Winter  [0.50]  

Independent study. A proposal for the content and product required for this course must be developed in conjunction with the student's Advisory Committee.

Restriction(s): Instructor consent required.  
Department(s): School of Environmental Design and Rural Development  
Location(s): Guelph