2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Landscape Architecture (LDAR)

LDAR 1015 -  Engaging Landscapes for Wicked Change  (3 Credits)  

This course will offer students the tools and perspectives to understand how landscapes impact them and others, analyze and describe the forces that inform landscape form, and propose changes to landscapes that will address the wicked problems of our time. Max Hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Additional Information: Denver Core Requirement, Arts.

LDAR 3601 -  Intro to Landscape Arch: Engaging Designed Landscape  (3 Credits)  

This course is an overview of the historical development, social context and contemporary practice of landscape architecture, which has existed as a profession for over 120 years and has been practiced in one form or another for millennia. Restriction: Restricted to undergrads with sophomore standing or higher. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to undergrads with sophomore standing or higher

LDAR 3690 -  Landscape Architecture in Other Cultures  (1-9 Credits)  

Study abroad. Various studies of landscape architecture, architecture, urbanism, and design to destinations outside of the continental United States. Cross-listed with LDAR 6520. Restriction: Restricted to Junior standing or higher. Repeatable. Max Hours: 9 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 9.

Restrictions: Restricted to Junior standing or higher.

LDAR 4421 -  History of Landscape Architecture  (3 Credits)  

Intro survey course fosters workable understanding of landscape architecture design history and theory and offers a base for understanding trends and ideas influencing contemporary practice. Emphasizes Western Europe and the United States from antiquity to early twentieth century. Prereq: Sophomore standing or higher. Cross-listed with LDAR 5521. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Students must be of sophomore-, junior-, or senior-level standing

LDAR 4430 -  Site, Society and Environment  (3 Credits)  

Sites are defined by relationships within environmental and social settings. Therefore site design should be primarily ethical and secondarily technical. This course examines the implications of this idea through site methodologies, conceptual construction of site, site analysis and site typologies. Restriction: Restricted to students with sophomore standing or higher. Cross-listed with LDAR 6630. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to students with sophomore standing or higher

LDAR 4435 -  Community Engaged Design Practice  (3 Credits)  

Obtain real-world pre-design and conceptual design experience in complex urban environments focusing on evolving trends in sustainability. Using digital trans-disciplinary learning students will develop comprehensive sustainable strategies that draw from their own sustainable philosophy developed during this class. Cross-listed with LDAR 6635 and ARCH 6257. Restriction: Restricted to undergrads with sophomore standing or higher. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to undergrads with sophomore standing or higher

LDAR 4436 -  Urban and Local Food Systems  (3 Credits)  

In this seminar, we will examine the connections between landscape architecture and food production in cities as well as the role that food production plays in rural landscapes. The course material may be historical, theoretical, or oriented toward contemporary research. Cross-listed with LDAR 6636. Restriction: Restricted to undergrads with sophomore standing or higher. Max hours: 3 Credits

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to undergrads with sophomore standing or higher

LDAR 4470 -  Plants in Design  (3 Credits)  

Explores the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of designing with living, growing, and ever-changing organisms. Students learn to identify plants that are commonly used in the Colorado region and the principles, theories, methods, and techniques for planting design. Restriction: Restricted to undergraduate students at a junior standing or higher. Cross-listed with LDAR 6670. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to undergraduate students at a junior standing or higher

LDAR 4486 -  Special Topics in Landscape Architecture  (3 Credits)  

Lectures, discussion, and projects exploring topics in landscape architecture drawn from current practice, contemporary issues of design and the built environment, and/or landscape history and theory. Focus and content vary each term. Prereq: Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable. Max Hours: 6 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 6.

Restriction: Students must be of sophomore-, junior-, or senior-level standing