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Landscape Design and Management (LAND) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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See also Horticulture

LAND 1100 Introduction to the Landscape Profession (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is an overview of landscape professions in the green industry, with emphasis in environmental, design and horticultural applications.
Lecture: 2 hours        Lab fee: $15.00

LAND 1106 Landscape for the Home Gardener (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
Landscape maintenance will be discussed with an emphasis on procedures best suited to promote optimum growth of landscape plants.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours

LAND 1160 Landscape Principles (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course offers a verbal, written and illustrative investigation in understanding the basic components contained within the landscape design process. Exploring and defining form vs. function, spatial relationships, 2D vs. 3D, horticultural functions and numerous other design principles and how they are combined.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours

LAND 1165 Landscape Survey (A, SP)

1 credit
This course explores various company structures through on site visits of landscape companies.
Lab: 3 hours         Lab fee: $17.00

LAND 1545 Landscape Computer Applications (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course will explore current computer applications and digital representations as they relate to landscape projects. Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques needed to produce landscape designs, plant lists, construction details and specifications.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: LAND 1560, ARCH 1112        Lab fee: $22.00

LAND 1560 Residential Design (A, SP)

4 credits
This course will study the application of landscape design principles to large and small residential construction situations, design vs. style, the various functional uses of plant material, performing site inventory and analysis and drafting basic projects.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: ARCH 1110, ARCH 1112, LAND 1160
Lab fee: $40.00

LAND 1565 Landscape Graphics (A, SP)

2 credits
This course will study the graphic symbols used to create plan view, elevation, and perspective landscape drawings. Included will be such information as color rendering, graphic representation of trees and shrubs, and the application of shade and shadow to create a two-dimensional representation of the three-dimensional landscape.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: ARCH 1110, ARCH 1112, LAND 1160
Lab fee: $22.00

LAND 1590 Landscape Management I (SP)

3 credits
Basic landscape management principles will be discussed with an emphasis on procedures best suited to promote optimum growth and aesthetic qualities of landscape plants.
Lecture: 1.5 hours – Lab: 4.5 hours
Prerequisites: HORT 1130, LAND 1160, ESSH 2120
Lab fee: $25.00

LAND 2145 Specialty Gardens (SU)

3 credits
This course will study issues that all landscape designers must confront philosophically, ethically and practically. The class will define the “meanings and makings” of gardens through the exploration of design ethics, design principles, garden history and design and garden types. Instructor permission is required for enrollment into this class.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: LAND 1160        Lab fee: $17.00

LAND 2155 Sustainable Practices (SP, SU)

3 credits
This class will explore the philosophical underpinnings of the green movement while dealing with the practical day to day issues on how to create livable landscapes using sustainable practices and design. Instructor permission is required for enrollment into this class.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: LAND 1560      Lab fee: $17.00

LAND 2160 Landscape Construction (A, SU)

4 credits
This course will study the technical design and specification of landscape structures (decks, stairs, pavements, retaining walls, and site fixtures). Projects for designer-contractor documentation will be developed.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: MATH 1075, LAND 1560     Lab fee: $25.00

LAND 2165 Landscape Irrigation (A, SP)

3 credits
This course will study water and lighting systems, with the emphasis on landscape irrigation. Principles of irrigation design, installation and management will be developed with class projects.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: LAND 1560, MATH 1075     Lab fee: $17.00

LAND 2175 Sustainable Sites (A, SP)

4 credits
This course will study the ecological design issues for good site planning processes, principles, and methods of site analysis. The application of landscape site design principles for sustainable sites will be implemented with class design projects.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisite: LAND 1560        Lab fee: $33.00

LAND 2190 Landscape Management II (A)

3 credits
Basic landscape management principles will be discussed with an emphasis on procedures best suited to promote optimum growth and aesthetic qualities of landscape plants.
Lecture: 1.5 hours – Lab: 4.5 hours
Prerequisite: LAND 1590       Lab fee: $40.00

LAND 2560 Planting Design (SP, SU)

4 credits
This course will study the composition and design characteristics of plant materials. Technical considerations for selection, climate, cultural suitability, availability, costs, and maintenance will be discussed. Students will develop landscape documents with planting plans, plant lists, details and specifications.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 6 hours
Prerequisites: HORT 2130, LAND 1565, LAND 2160
Lab fee: $33.00

LAND 2590 Landscape Operations (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This is a comprehensive course for the landscape program and students will receive an overview of the business principles for a landscape contractor. Students will work on projects simulating the operations of a landscape business.
Lecture: 1.5 hours – Lab: 4.5 hours
Prerequisites: BMGT 1111, LAND 2160
Corequisite: LAND 2560        Lab fee: $26.00

LAND 2900 LAND Field Experience (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course provides an opportunity for an off-campus experience. It will reinforce the formal education received in the program with actual work conditions. Nontraditional Credit (“N”) will not be accepted. Instructor permission is required for enrollment into this class.
Field Experience: 40 hours
Instructor permission required

LAND 2994 Special Topics: LAND (On Demand)

1-3 credits
This course will allow for special topics to be offered in a timely and responsive manner.
Lecture: 1-3 hours