College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

Courses


LARC 4530 / 6530      Key Issues in Landscape Architecture
Overview of research in landscape architecture and study of relevant research methods. Students will write a proposal for their own project positioned within the larger context of research in the profession.

Prerequisite: Fifth-year LARCH student, or consent of instructor

LARC 8130      Advanced Regional Design
Advanced study and analysis of natural and cultural landscapes at the regional scale with an emphasis on South Carolina. Exploration of landscape ecology as an informant to design and application geographic information systems. Each student will also engage in independent research.

Prerequisites: Second Professional MLA, MARCH student, or consent of instructor

LARC 8210      Research Methods
Foundations and procedures of landscape architectural research design and methods. Explores alternate research methodologies and the theory of knowledge regarding foundations, scope and validity.
Prerequisite: LARC 6530

LARC 8230      Advanced Community Design Studio
Studio focused on the study of communities. Students will engage in a series of design explorations culminating in a mixed-use parcel on a large tract. The course includes intensive study on growth and change in the contemporary landscape. New development in southeastern U. S. will serve as a laboratory.

Prerequisite: LARC 6530 or consent of instructor

LARC 8300      Graduate Seminar I
Seminar including reading, writing, and discussion on environmental and social / cultural issues in landscape architecture. Course will be grounded in an exploration of the history of landscape architectural theory.

Prerequisite: LARC 8020 or consent of instructor

LARC 8400      Graduate Seminar II
Graduate seminar in one of the areas of departmental focus such as growth and change, health and design, or restoration.

Prerequisite(s): LARC 8300 or consent of instructor

LARC 8430      Interdisciplinary Design and Research
Students will participate in an interdisciplinary project linked to one of the focus areas in the department: health and design, restoration (environmental or cultural /historical), and growth and change. Each student will identify a personal research project related to the larger team project.

Prerequisite: LARC 6530 or consent of instructor

LARC 6050      Urban Genesis and Form
An exploration of urban forms and developments within their historic context through off-campus on-site lectures and exposure to historic cities and sites. Students visit historic and contemporary cities and analyze those places through readings and direct observations

LARC 8500      Graduate Colloquium
A series of lectures and presentations by graduating students, faculty members and guest designers and scholars. Students in the colloquium offer reviews and critiques of the various presentations.

Prerequisite: LARC 8400 or consent of instructor

LARC 8530      Advanced Interdisciplinary Design and Research
A continuation of LARCH 843 with an advanced interdisciplinary project linked to one of the focus areas in the department: health and design, restoration (environmental or cultural /historical), and growth and change. Each student will identify a personal research project related to the larger team project.

Prerequisite: LARC 8430 or consent of instructor

LARC 8900      Directed Studies
Special topics and independent research in landscape architecture with faculty guidance. May be repeated up to six credits.

Prerequisite: Consent of advisor

LARC 8910      Thesis Project
Complex and sophisticated independent project in landscape architectural research and / or advanced design.

Prerequisite: LARC 8430 or consent of instructor