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School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Applied Science

LARC: Landscape Architecture

LARC 316 (3) Trees and Shrubs in Landscape
Culture and identification of landscape materials with emphasis on woody plants. Elementary principles of landscape composition. Suitable for students of other faculties and departments interested in landscape materials and their uses, but priority given to Agroecology and Landscape Architecture students. [2-2]
LARC 415 (3) A Behavioural Approach to Planting Design
Functional, ecological, and behavioural theory and practice applied to planting design at different scales. [2-2]
Prerequisite: LARC 316.
LARC 421 (3) Creativity and Design Applied
An exploration of creativity and design and their application to a number of design disciplines. Web based. [3-0-0]
LARC 431 (3) Landscape Technologies I: Site Engineering
Terrain design, drainage, and stormwater management. Open only to B. End. students. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 431 or LARC 531.
LARC 440 (3) SITE ANALYSIS AND PLANNING II
Site analysis and planning of relatively complex sites, emphasizing storm water management design. Open only to B.En.D. students. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 440, LARC 540 or DES 231.
LARC 444 (3) Green Network Planning
Theory and methods of long-range green space planning for urban areas. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Equivalency: LARC 553.
LARC 501 (9) Landscape Architecture Design Studio I
Landscape design methods and processes. Restricted to M.L.A. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LARC 511.
LARC 502 (9) Landscape Architecture Design Studio II
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: All of LARC 316, LARC 501.
LARC 503 (9) Landscape Architecture Design Studio III
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: One of LARC 502, ARCH 500.
LARC 504 (9) Landscape Architecture Design Studio IV
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: Either (a) LARC 502 or (b) ARCH 500 or equivalent.
LARC 505 (9) Landscape Architecture Design Studio V
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. Prerequisite: One of LARC 502, ARCH 501.
LARC 510 (2-12) d Advanced Field Studies in Landscape Architecture
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 511 (2) Introductory Workshop
Commences in August the two weeks prior to Labour Day. Enrolment mandatory for all incoming students. A non-refundable fee will be charged to cover expenses. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 511 or ARCH 502. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 515 (3) Planting Design
Functional, ecological, and behavioural theory and practice applied to planting design at different scales. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LARC 316.
LARC 522 (3) Landscape Architectural History
History, principles, and theory of landscape architecture in Europe, America and Asia. Influence of cultural attitudes and societal change upon natural environments, parks, gardens, and town planning. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [3-0]
LARC 523 (3) Landscape Architecture Theory
Theoretical positions in landscape architecture and their relation to designed landscapes. Seats are reserved for students who meet one of the following sets of restrictions: 1) M.Arch. students; 2) M.A.S.A. or M.A.S.L.A. students; and 3) M.L.A. students, by instructor's permissions only. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. [2-2]
LARC 525 (3) Research Methods
An examination of various quantitative, qualitative and design research methods in landscape architecture using case studies, lectures and seminars. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 531 (3) Landscape Technologies I
Terrain design, drainage and stormwater management. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 531 or LARC 431. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 532 (3) Landscape Technologies II
Hard landscape materials. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 540 (3) Site Analysis and Planning
Site analysis and planning of relatively complex sites, emphasizing stormwater management design. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 540, LARC 440 or DES 231. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 541 (3) Landscape Planning and Management
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 542 (3) Aesthetics and Sustainability
Analysis and planning of landscapes to communicate sustainability and to inform public awareness and design by exploring the relationship between aesthetics and sustainability. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 543 (3) Environment and Urban Form
Ecological structures and the structure and quality of urban life. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 551 (3) Professional Practice
Ethical, legal and business context of professional practice, including contracts, project management. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 553 (3) Green Network Planning
Theory and methods of long-range green space planning for urban areas. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 444 or LARC 553. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 570 (3/6) d Co-op Work Placement
A mechanism for students to earn academic credit for relevant work experience outside the university. Open only to M.L.A. students. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 580 (2-6) d Directed Studies in Design Analysis, Programming and Theory
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 581 (2-6) d Directed Studies in Landscape Planning and Sustainability
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 582 (1-9) d Seminar: Special Topics
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 593 (1) Landscape Architecture Seminar
A forum for the exchange of ideas and the presentation of papers by faculty, students, and visitors. Credit will be granted for only one of LARC 500 or LARC 593. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
LARC 595 (3) Graduate Project Part I
Preparation of a graduation design project proposal including literature review. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LARC 525.
LARC 598 (9) Graduate Project Part II
Design component, completion, and defense of the graduation design project. Open only to M.L.A. candidates. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
Prerequisite: LARC 595.
LARC 599 (12) Research Thesis
Open only to M.A.S.L.A. candidates. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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