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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions L Landscape Architecture LAND
Landscape Architecture LAND

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Landscape Architecture 600        Landscape Architecture History and Theory
An introduction to the history, theory and contemporary issues of landscape architecture. Develop a critical awareness of major conceptual frameworks, and the socio-political contexts in which they developed, both conceptually and in realized projects.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 629)
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Landscape Architecture 602       Plants in the Landscape
Introduces students to plant taxonomy, plant identification, and planting design. Covers both natural and designed landscapes, and focuses on plant materials appropriate in the context of Calgary and the region.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 645)
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Landscape Architecture 604       Landscape Architecture Studio I - Foundation
An integration of skills and processes developed to this point in the program through an investigation into a topical, issue-based problem, and development of solution(s) in a landscape context.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Prerequisite(s):
Planning 606 or Environmental Design Planning 625.
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 667)
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Landscape Architecture 606       Site Technology I: Grading and Landform
Provides a working knowledge of grading, landform and storm water management systems and techniques. Covers fundamentals and advanced technologies including GPS grading and landform manipulation.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 603)
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Landscape Architecture 608       Landscape Responses to Climate Change, Energy and Water
Identifies landscape-oriented solutions to local and global issues of climate change, energy, and water problems through research and project proposals. Provides the opportunity to identify the most pressing local, regional or international issues and develop solutions.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Notes:
A supplementary fee will be assessed to cover additional costs associated with this course.
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 639)
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Landscape Architecture 610       Green Infrastructure/Winter City Design
An introduction to the systems of urban and regional resource management through targeted green infrastructure projects, particularly in a winter city context. Provides background on current methods, the state-of-the-art, and research and development that will shape future technologies. Identifies contemporary approaches, and sociocultural and ecological concepts for using plant material in landscapes, green roofs and biomass.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 641)
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Landscape Architecture 612       Site Technology II: Construction and Materials
Provides a working knowledge of landscape construction methods and materials through practical application of theories and techniques via a design project.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 605)
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Landscape Architecture 614       Landscape Architecture Studio II - Intermediate
An integration of skills and processes developed to this point in the program through an investigation into a topical, issue-based problem, and development of solution(s) in a landscape context. Builds on skills and knowledge from previous studios and is a progression in terms of complexity and design process.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 668)
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Landscape Architecture 616       Professional Practice and Project Management for Landscape Architecture
An introduction to the professional practice of landscape architecture. Includes the legal and ethical frameworks for practice, as well as project management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 643)
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Landscape Architecture 618       Advanced Graphics in Landscape Architecture
Focuses on professional practice skill development in graphics using advanced digital rendering techniques and software used in professional practice for design project rendering and modelling.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2-2)
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Landscape Architecture 620       Synthesis Studio in Landscape Architecture
Focuses on the synthesis and integration of current landscape technologies, landscape construction materials, plant materials and planting design, using advanced design methods and graphic techniques to address complex issues in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
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Landscape Architecture 670       Experiential Learning in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 672       Experiential Learning in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 674       Experiential Learning in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Landscape Architecture 676       Experiential Learning in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design contextualized by experiential learning in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Landscape Architecture 680       Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 682       Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 684       Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Landscape Architecture 686       Special Topics in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special topics in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Landscape Architecture 688       Special Studio Topics in Landscape Architecture
Thematic inquiry and design related to special studio topics in landscape architecture.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 700       Regional Landscape Systems Studio
An introduction to landscape planning and design at the regional scale. Particular emphasis on the interrelationships between biophysical (i.e. ecological, geological) systems and anthropogenic (i.e. social, political, economic) systems and processes as agents of landscape transformation, and determinants of form.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 767)
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Landscape Architecture 702       Landscape Architecture Studio III - Advanced
A research-oriented project studio that explores contemporary themes in landscape architecture. Centres on a real world problem or project; the analysis of issues and context, and the formulation of a comprehensive design solution involving advanced methods, techniques and practices.
Course Hours:
6 units; (0-8)
Also known as:
(formerly Environmental Design Landscape 777)
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Landscape Architecture 790       Directed Study in Landscape Architecture
Thematic research, readings, or studio projects related to landscape architecture design topics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 792       Directed Study in Landscape Architecture
Thematic research, readings, or studio projects related to planning design topics.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Landscape Architecture 799       Preceptorship in Landscape Architecture
A Preceptorship is a study and training arrangement made between a student and an employer or an equivalent supervisor which has specific educational objectives, a method of evaluation, and is an integral part of a student's Program of Studies. Preceptorships offer a number of benefits: acquiring skills and knowledge which may be better obtained outside the University; developing first-hand experience of professional design practice; preparing for more focused studies in the Faculty; and conducting research.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the School.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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