2017-18 Academic Catalog

Department of Landscape Architecture

Department Head: Professor Sadik Artunc
Office: Landscape Architecture Facility C103

BLA in Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture Major

The profession of landscape architecture offers students the opportunity to engage in shaping the environmental and cultural landscape through planning and design to improve quality of life. The Mississippi State University Landscape Architecture programs teach the artful synthesis of social and ecological processes related to planning, designing, building and managing regenerative communities in Mississippi and the Northern Gulf Region, within a global perspective. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) program experience an immersive, intense, and rewarding education structured around a studio environment that promotes critical thinking and creative problem solving. The department is dedicated to providing a high-quality education for our students, through small class sizes and one-on-one interaction between student and faculty. The teaching philosophy of the MSU Department of Landscape Architecture is rooted in the cultural and ecological phenomena that constitute our placed-based educational approach to empower student learning. Students in the BLA program cultivate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in a context specific environment across multiple-scales including the site, community, urban, and regional settings.

Our BLA program is the only accredited bachelor of landscape architecture degree program in the three state region of Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The BLA is a Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) accredited professional degree program. The LAAB evaluates a program based on its stated objectives and compliance to externally mandated minimum standards and accredits professional degrees at the bachelor’s and master’s levels in the United States. Our BLA program prepares students for entry-level positions in design offices, public practice, not-for-profits and primes students for graduate studies in allied professions. In addition, our department offers a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Contracting and Management that students in the BLA program can pursue simultaneously.

Curriculum

The four-year BLA curriculum provides the foundational framework for a career in landscape architecture. The coursework involves knowledge acquisition, skill development, and the ability to apply knowledge and skill through the design process. The first year of the program introduces the student to relevant history, theory and criticism, plants and cultural systems, and digital and traditional communication applications. The second year begins the Design and Construction sequence.

The design studio is at the core of the professional program. The professional studio sequence includes six (6) landscape architecture design studios, Design I-V and Landscape Architecture Capstone Studio. Capstone is the climax studio, where students pursue individual or specialized interests through the development of a semester long project. The construction sequence consists of three (3) courses, Construction I-III. The studio and construction sequence addresses the design, planning and management of the landscape at multiple scales through the application of the design process.

In years two and three of the program, each student must participate in two department led field trips. The field trips are a critical component of the professional curriculum and provide opportunities for students to study, explore, and experience significant works of landscape architecture in the United States and around the world.

The remainder of the required courses in the curriculum addresses professional practice, public policy and regulation, and professional values and ethics. Finally, year four offers students eleven (11) elective hours of coursework to meet each student’s own objectives that lead to a well-rounded university education.

At the successful completion of the fourth year, students receive the professional degree of Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA).

Standards and Requirements

All students in Landscape Architecture are required to have their own personal computer. Students should check with the department for equipment specifications prior to purchasing.

Landscape Architecture requires that a grade of “C” or better is required to fulfill a Major Core Requirement.

The department reserves the right to retain student work for the purpose of records, exhibition, instruction, and accreditation.

In addition to University policies, all students enrolled in this curriculum shall be required to abide by all approved departmental policies.

Degree Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
Select from General Education courses6-9
Science
Select from General Education courses6-9
Humanities
Select from General Education courses6
Fine Arts
ART 1113Art Appreciation3
or ARC 1013 Architectural Appreciation
Social Sciences
Select from General Education courses6
Major Core
ART 1123Design I3
ENS 2103Introduction to Environmental Science3
PSS 2423Plant Materials I3
LA 1153Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
LA 1223Use of Computers in Landscape Architecture3
LA 1333Landscape Systems and Plant Communities3
LA 1423History of Landscape Architecture3
LA 1533Presentation Methods and Media3
LA 2544Landscape Architecture Construction I: Materials4
LA 2554Landscape Architecture Design Studio I4
LA 2652Landscape Architecture Precedent Studies2
LA 2644Construction II: Grading4
LA 2654Landscape Architecture Design II: Neighborhood Context4
LA 3534Landscape Architecture Construction III - Hydrology4
LA 3554Landscape Architecture Design III - Small Town/Rural Context4
LA 3623Urban Planning Theory3
LA 3652Case Studies of Executed Works in Landscape Architecture2
LA 3653Planting Design Fundamentals in Landscape Architecture3
LA 3654Landscape Architecture Design IV: Urban Design4
LA 4723Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture3
LA 4754Design V-Regional4
LA 4844Sustainable Communities4
LA 4854Landscape Architecture Capstone Studio4
Electives11
Oral Communication Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of LA 4854
Writing Requirement
Satisfied by successful completion of LA 4723
Computer Literacy
Satisfied by successful completion of LA 1223
Total Hours124

BS in Landscape Contracting

Landscape Contracting and Management Major (LAC)

A landscape contractor is a specialty contractor who provides the materials and services needed to make the landscape architect’s project become a reality; and/or to provide the management and maintenance needed to keep the project in prime condition after implementation.

All students in Landscape Contracting and Management are required to have their own personal computer. Students should check with the department for equipment specifications prior to purchasing.

The Landscape Contracting and Management degree program at Mississippi State University, accredited by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), requires three internships which involve three semesters of experiential learning and field experience with an approved landscape contracting company or agency; and, under supervision of a qualified supervisor and oversight of Mississippi State University faculty. In addition, two departmental field trips are specific curriculum requirements for this degree. A field trip fee will be assessed to specific courses. Upon successful completion of curriculum requirements, a student receives a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Contracting and Management.

In as much as the published Bulletin of Mississippi State defines a letter grade of “D” as poor, The Department of Landscape Architecture requires that a grade of “C” or better is required to fulfill a major core requirement.1

The department reserves the right to retain student work for the purpose of records, exhibition, instruction, industry review, etc. In addition to Mississippi State University policies, all students enrolled in this curriculum shall be required to abide by all approved departmental policies.

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As published in the Department of Landscape Architecture policy manual.

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I 13
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II 13
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 2113Introduction to Statistics 33
or ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics
Select from General Education courses3
Science 2
BIO 2113Plant Biology3
CH 1043Survey of Chemistry I3
PSS 3303Soils3
PSS 3301Soils Laboratory1
Humanities
FLS 1113Spanish I3
FLS 1123Spanish II3
Fine Arts
Select from General Education courses3
Social Sciences
EC 2113Principles of Macroeconomics3
EC 2123Principles of Microeconomics3
Major Core
LA 1711Landscape Contracting Internship I1
LA 1153Introduction to Landscape Architecture3
LA 1333Landscape Systems and Plant Communities3
LA 1533Presentation Methods and Media3
LA 2253Plant Design Fundamentals in Landscape Architecture3
LA 2711Landscape Contracting Internship II1
LA 2544Landscape Architecture Construction I: Materials4
LA 2644Construction II: Grading4
LA 3701Landscape Contracting Seminar II1
LA 4724Landscape Contracting II4
LA 3721Landscape Contracting Field Trip I1
LA 3711Landscape Contracting Internship III1
LA 4701Landscape Contracting Seminar III1
LA 4344Landscape Architecture Construction IV4
LA 4721Landscape Contracting Field Trip II1
LA 4753Sustainable Landscape Management3
EPP 3423Ornamental and Turfgrass Insects3
PSS 2423Plant Materials I3
PSS 3133Introduction to Weed Science3
PSS 3473Plant Materials II3
PSS 4353Arboriculture and Landscape Maintenance3
PSS 4413Turfgrass Management3
ACC 2013Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACC 2023Principles of Managerial Accounting3
MKT 3013Principles of Marketing3
BL 3223The Law of Commercial Transactions3
MGT 3323Entrepreneurship3
MGT 3513Introduction to Human Resource Management3
3 hours Elective3
Oral Communication Requirement
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Writing Requirement
LA 4723Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture3
Computer Literacy
LA 1223Use of Computers in Landscape Architecture3
Total Hours123

Courses

LA 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse array of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

LA 1153 Introduction to Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

Six hours studio/lab. Acquaints students with the profession's design vocabulary, application, types of work, and initial experiences dealing with the creation of and evaluation of three dimensional space

LA 1223 Use of Computers in Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Four hours studio/lab. A review of computer technology and its application to be the practice of Landscape Architecture

LA 1333 Landscape Systems and Plant Communities: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. The nature, scope and relevancy of landscape systems and their respective plant communities as they relate to land planning and landscape architectural design

LA 1423 History of Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Historic development of Landscape Architecture Profession

LA 1433 Landscape Architecture Creativity: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Four hours studio/lab. An exploration of the creative process and methods of expanding conceptual thinking in designed and built projects

LA 1533 Presentation Methods and Media: 3 hours.

Six hours studio. A review of the various types of architectural drawings used in landscape architecture. Emphasis on basic hand graphic tools and drawing techniques and their use in design

LA 1701 Introduction to Landscape Contracting: 1 hour.

Two hours laboratory. A survey of the construction industry with emphasis on landscape contracting and the roles of principals involved. Opportunities in the landscape industry

LA 1711 Landscape Contracting Internship I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: LA 1701, completion of 12 hours and 2.0 GPA) Internship of planned, progressive and supervised learning with a landscape contracting firm

LA 1803 Landscape Architecture Appreciation: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. A survey of landscape architecture encompassing design, construction, management, maintenance and practice. Emphasis on development and improvement of home, neighborhood and community environment. (For non-majors.)

LA 2253 Plant Design Fundamentals in Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:LA 1153,LA 2323,LA 2433,PSS 2423 ) One hour lecture,four hours studio. Using plants as landscape architectural functional elements in a holistic design context.Applying the design elements and principles to design with emphasis on planting design

LA 2323 Presentation Methods and Media: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: none, recommended ART 1123 & ART 1213 ) Six hours studio/lab. Delineation and professional presentation techniques for the practice of Landscape Architecture utilizing traditional and contemporary presentation approaches

LA 2423 History of Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Historic development of Landscape Architecture Profession

LA 2433 Landscape Systems and Plant Communities: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Four hours laboratory. The nature, scope and relevancy of landscape systems and their respective plant communities as they relate to land planning and landscape architectural design

LA 2453 Site Inventory and Analysis: 3 hours.

One hour lecture. Four hours studio/lab. The collection, presentation, and use of pertinent site related data. Conventional non-technical methods of presentation of data and computer generated formats are considered and analyzed

LA 2544 Landscape Architecture Construction I: Materials: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in LA 1223 and LA 1533). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. The nature of materials and their physical attributes. Calculations, drawings, and specifications for construction design and details

LA 2554 Landscape Architecture Design Studio I: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: (Grade of C or better in the following courses: LA 1153, LA 1223, LA 1333, and LA 1533). Eight hour studio/lab. A landscape architecture design process applied to sustainable site planning. Emphasis on green infrastructure and application of design principles to site design elements

LA 2644 Construction II: Grading: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in the following course: LA 2544). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. Land surveying, landscape architecture grading, roadway design and alignment, basic staking and layout , and earth volume estimation

LA 2652 Landscape Architecture Precedent Studies: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 2654). On-site travel study to experience and document notable landscape architecture projects, methods of construction, and professional office visits

LA 2654 Landscape Architecture Design II: Neighborhood Context: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in LA 2554 and passing of Mid-Performance Portfolio Review). Eight hours studio. Emphasis on design at the neighborhood scale, including block and street network design

LA 2701 Landscape Contracting Seminar I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: LA 1712). One hour lecture. Weekly seminar to investigate topics related to modern landscape practices experienced in LA 1712 LC Internship I. Formal presentations of internship case studies

LA 2711 Landscape Contracting Internship II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: LA 1711, LA 2701 and 2.0 GPA). Internship of planned, progressive and supervised learning with a landscape contracting firm

LA 2990 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

LA 3534 Landscape Architecture Construction III - Hydrology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in the following course: LA 2644). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. Calculations for storm- water management, best management practices, surface and subsurface drainage systems, basic hydrology and erosion and sediment control design and practices

LA 3554 Landscape Architecture Design III - Small Town/Rural Context: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in the following courses: LA 2644 and LA 2654). Eight hours studio. Emphasis on design at the Community/Town scale, including place theory and aesthetics

LA 3555 Landscape Architecture Design I: 5 hours.

(Prerequisites:LA 1153,LA 1223, LA 2323 , LA 2253 & LA 2453). Two hours lecture. Six hours studio/lab. A landscape architectural design process applied to site planning for small acreages. Emphasis on accommodation and application of design principles to site design elements

LA 3603 Design of the Golf Environment: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: LA 1803). Three hours lecture. Defining site development concerns of a golf complex, addressing areas of history, design, construction and maintenance

LA 3623 Urban Planning Theory: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Open to non-majors. Survey of principles and practice of urban planning. Emphasis on the planning process and use of a city's police power to regulate use of land

LA 3652 Case Studies of Executed Works in Landscape Architecture: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in the following courses: LA 3655). Special five to ten day on-site observation visit for the study of notable LA projects and construction methods with lectures

LA 3653 Planting Design Fundamentals in Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in the following courses: LA 1533,LA 2554,and PSS 2423 ) One hour lecture,four hours studio. Using plants as landscape architectural functional elements in a holistic design context.Applying the design elements and principles to design with emphasis on planting design

LA 3654 Landscape Architecture Design IV: Urban Design: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in the following course: LA 3554). Eight hours studio/lab. Emphasis on urban planning and design, including consideration of urban fabric, building typologies, transit, streetscapes, pedestrian circulation, open space, hydrology, and natural systems

LA 3655 Landscape Architecture Design II: 5 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 1153, LA 1223, LA 2323 & LA 2453). Two hours lecture. Six hours studio/lab. Deals with program and site specific requirements, inventory and analysis, construction detailing, economic issues, social impact, and planting design applied to medium scale projects

LA 3701 Landscape Contracting Seminar II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: LA 2712). One hour lecture. Weekly seminar to investigate topics related to modern landscape practices experienced in LA 2712 LC Internship II. Formal presentations of internship case studies

LA 3711 Landscape Contracting Internship III: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: LA 2711, LA 3701 and 2.0 GPA). Internship of planned, progressive and supervised experiential learning with a landscape contracting firm

LA 3713 Landscape Contracting I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: ABE 1073 and EG 1513). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Study of the nature, scope, and application of the varied construction materials used in landscape projects; and, the construction processes related to landscape development

LA 3721 Landscape Contracting Field Trip I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: LA 1701). Five to ten day trip to visit landscape contracting firms and observe completed works

LA 3742 Landscape Architecture Internship: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of semester six of B.L.A. program with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 in the Junior Year). Supervised experimental learning with a professional office or public agency

LA 4000 Directed Individual Study in Landscape Architecture: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

LA 4113 Design Theory and Criticism.: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Undergraduates: Consent of Instructor, Graduates: None). Three hours lecture. An examination of the major theories and criticisms of modern landscape design with emphasis upon developing a critical approach to the profession

LA 4124 Landscape Architecture Construction V: Construction Documents: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 2544 and LA 2644). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. The course integrates design principles with construction practices, culminating in the preparation of a site design and set of construction documents

LA 4244 Landscape Architecture Construction III: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 2323). Two hours lecture. Fours hours studio. The nature of materials and their physical attributes. Calculations, drawings, and specifications for construction design and details

LA 4344 Landscape Architecture Construction IV: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in the following course: LA 3534 or consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Preparation of landscape architectural construction plans, details, and specifications for outdoor lighting, for irrigation, and for septic systems

LA 4443 Exterior Design-Build Studio: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Consent of instructor).Six hours studio/lab. An interdisciplinary exploration of an exterior project focused on sustainable site practices from design concept to implementation

LA 4514 Ecological Planting Design: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Undergraduates: ART 1123, LA 1153, LA 1333, LA 1533, PSS 2423; Graduates: LA 8513 or Consent of Instructor). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. Examine and apply adaptation theory and strategies that emphasize resilient approaches to urban and suburban green infrastructure projects

LA 4523 Applications for GIS for Landscape Architects: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:LA 1223 or consent of instructor). One hour lecture,four hour studio/lab. Applying geographical information systems technology to the practice of Landscape Architecture

LA 4653 Study Abroad: Gardens and Urban Spaces: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing of consent of instructor). Special on-site travel study to experience and document notable landscape architecture projects, methods of construction, and professional offices overseas

LA 4701 Landscape Contracting Seminar III: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: LA 3712). One hour lecture. Weekly seminar to investigate topics related to modern landscape practices experienced in LA 3712 LC Internship III. Formal presentations of internship case studies

LA 4721 Landscape Contracting Field Trip II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: LA 3721). Five to ten day trip to visit with landscape contracting firms and observe completed works

LA 4723 Professional Practice of Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Office management, contracting, budgeting, design proposals, supervision of construction contracts, professional liability, and professional ethics

LA 4724 Landscape Contracting II: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 3713 or LA 4334). Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Analysis of legal, financial, and management aspects of landscape contracts; and quantity surveying, cost estimation, and critical path management of landscape construction projects

LA 4733 Landscape Contracting III: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 4724, ACC 2013, and MGT 3113). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Theory and practice of managing a Landscape Construction Firm. Case studies of contemporary issues

LA 4744 Landscape Contracting IV: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: LA 4724 and PSS 4414). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Application levels studies of post-construction management practices of landscape projects

LA 4753 Sustainable Landscape Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:LA 2433). Online course. An examination of methods for sustainable land management. Ecological systems, services, and processes providing the foundation for decision-making in land management

LA 4754 Design V-Regional: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in the following course LA 3654). Eight hours studio. Application of spatial analytical techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Low Impact Design (LID) strategies architecture at the regional scale

LA 4755 Landscape Architecture Design Studio III: 5 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 1153, LA 1223, LA 2323,LA 2253 & LA 2453). Two hours lecture. Six hours studio/lab. The design process applied to intermediate size project, with emphasis on providing shelter for society. Integration of techniques for design development into a holistic process

LA 4844 Sustainable Communities: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory/studio. Theory and practices that minimize resource use and pollutant production in the human landscape (same as ABE 4844/6844)

LA 4854 Landscape Architecture Capstone Studio: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:Grade of C or better in the following courses: LA 3544, LA 4723, and LA 4754). Eight hours studio. Emphasis on development of an approved terminal project used to demonstrate competency in proposal development, design process, site planning, detail design and construction detailing

LA 4855 Landscape Architecture Capstone Studio: 5 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 3555, LA 3655, LA 4755, LA 3544, LA 3644, LA 4723). Twelve hours studio/lab. A self- directed course that includes an approved terminal project including proposal, analytical design process, master plan, support drawings, and construction documents of selected plan elements

LA 4990 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

LA 6113 Design Theory and Criticism: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Undergraduates: Consent of Instructor, Graduates: None). Three hours lecture. An examination of the major theories and criticisms of modern landscape design with emphasis upon developing a critical approach to the profession

LA 6124 Landscape Architecture Construction V: Construction Documents: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: LA 2544 and LA 2644). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. The course integrates design principles with construction practices, culminating in the preparation of a site design and set of construction documents

LA 6443 Exterior Design-Build Studio: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Consent of instructor).Six hours studio/lab. An interdisciplinary exploration of an exterior project focused on sustainable site practices from design concept to implementation

LA 6514 Ecological Planting Design: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Undergraduates: ART 1123, LA 1153, LA 1333, LA 1533, PSS 2423; Graduates: LA 8513 or Consent of Instructor). Two hours lecture. Four hours studio. Examine and apply adaptation theory and strategies that emphasize resilient approaches to urban and suburban green infrastructure projects

LA 6523 Applications for GIS for Landscape Architects: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:LA 1223 or consent of instructor). One hour lecture,four hour studio/lab. Applying geographical information systems technology to the practice of Landscape Architecture

LA 6653 Study Abroad: Gardens and Urban Spaces: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Junior or graduate standing of consent of instructor). Special on-site travel study to experience and document notable landscape architecture projects, methods of construction, and professional offices overseas

LA 6753 Sustainable Landscape Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:LA 2433). Online course. An examination of methods for sustainable land management. Ecological systems, services, and processes providing the foundation for decision-making in land management

LA 6844 Sustainable Communities: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory/studio. Theory and practices that minimize resource use and pollutant production in the human landscape (same as ABE 4844/6844)

LA 6990 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

LA 7000 Directed Individual Study in Landscape Architecture: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

LA 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Landscape Architecture: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credit to be arranged

LA 8512 Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio I: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Landscape Arch- itecture). Four hours studio. Emphasis on holistic approaches to sustainable watershed planning and management. Course deals specifically with prevention of destruction of habitat, biological stress, and hydrologic changes

LA 8513 Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture program). Six hours studio. Emphasis on the use and management of water in the landscape. Course deals with both the planning and design of water systems at various scales and contexts

LA 8522 Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture). Four hours studio. Application of spatial anal- ytical techniques and Geographic Information Systems to the execution of landscape planning problems in the Mississippi region

LA 8523 Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: LA 8513). Six hours studio. Application of research and theories of the built environment and human health to the execution of landscape planning problems in the Mississippi region

LA 8532 Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio III: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: second year standing in the Master of Landscape Architecture). Four hours studio. Emphasis on community based planning and design, including consideration of natural resource planning, main street revitalization, open space planning, community design, and small town planning

LA 8533 Landscape Architecture Graduate Studio III: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: LA 8523). Six hours studio. Emphasis on the design and planning of communities that integrate human and environmental systems. Broadly considers human and wildlife habitats at various scales and context

LA 8545 LA Studio IV-Case Study: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: LA 8533, LA 8741 and a signed proposal). Ten hours studio. A culminating course in which students complete a case study, an in-depth project critique and a design of a project of similar size and scope

LA 8613 Research Methods in Landscape Architecture: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Application of research methods specific to problems in Landscape Architecture

LA 8711 Seminar in Watershed Planning and Management: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Landscape Architecture program or consent of the instructor). One hour seminar. Examination of major elements of watershed planning and management pertinent to landscape architecture, with particular emphasis on emerging trends in the field

LA 8721 Seminar in Landscape Management: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Landscape Arch- itecture program or consent of the instructor). One hour seminar. Examination of major elements of landscape manage- ment pertinent to landscape architecture, with particular emphasis on emerging trends in the field

LA 8731 Seminar in Community Based Planning: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: second year standing in the Master of Land- scape Architecture program or consent of the instructor). One hour seminar. Examination of major elements of community based planning pertinent to landscape architecture, with particular emphasis on emerging trends in the field

LA 8741 Proposal Writing Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: second year standing in the Master of Landscape Architecture program or consent of instructor). One hour seminar. Preparation of detailed written proposals of a variety of types including the proposal for the student’s thesis or case study (non-thesis) project

LA 8751 Seminar in Contemporary Design Issues: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: second year standing in the Master of Landscape Architecture program or consent of instructor). One hour seminar. Exploration and debate of current design, research and planning issues in landscape architecture

LA 8990 Special Topics in Landscape Architecture: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)