- 3 credit hours (3,0)
- Prerequisite: None
- Designed to deepen the student's
appreceation of our natural and built environments through a study of landscape
elements, styles, and professions. Landscapes ranging in scale from
residential to regional are critiqued, and design principles and landscape
ethics are discussed.
Students will be introduced to basic design vocabulary, elements, principles
and methods of analyzing. You will be instructed in and encouraged to
experiment with and develop competency in analyzing and critiquing landscapes.
Problem solving will be addressed to a small extent.
This course is a prerequisite to HORT 308, Landscape Design, and is intended
to provide a base from which students may begin desingning with confidence and
competnece. While sketching and note taking will be encouraged as a means
of developing visual skills, emphasis will be placed on verbal and written skills.
Graphic communication and design methodology will be addressed in HORT
At the conclusion of this course, the student shall:
- Be able to analyze and critique
landscapes in terms of the elements and principles of design.
- Be able to discuss the functional
uses of plants in the landscape. This will include architectural, engineering,
climatological and aesthetic uses of plants.
- Be able to recognize, compare,
and contrast garden design styles and put them into historical and cultural
perspective. Styles discussed will include Chinese, Japanese, Islamic, French,
English and others.
- Be able to identify 25 plants
that are planted extensively in Southeastern landscapes. Describe the
aesthetic features which make them desirable and the cultural requirements
necessary to insure their survival.
- Demonstrate an awareness of,
an interest in, and an influence on the earth's condition. This will
be evidenced by the student's ability to outline environmental issues and
by the extent of his/her involvement in an issue of the student's choice.
In addition to taking individual action, students will be encouraged
to discover avenues for encouraging corporations, councils, and governments
to become advocates of land use planning and natural resource preservation.
- Be able to identify various landscape
problems and utilize problem solving techniques to propose silutions.
Emphasis will be placed on problem solving at global, regional, and local
- Be able to relate the knowledge
obtained in this class to other courses and to cultural influences found in
art, architecture, music, and literature as well as science and technology.
Notes, observations, sketches, quotes and questions concerning parallels,
relationships, and connections between landscapes and the rest of the world
may be shared at the beginning of each class by a student speaker.
- Have considered the social and
ethical issues associated with obtaining an education and becoming a professional
whose major responsibility is stewardship of the land.
- Have become engaged in channeling
knowledge and expanding the intellectual world through teaching as well as
learning. Students will be asked to participate in collaborative projects
where they work together and teach each other, underscoring the importance
of cooperation as well as competition in the classroom.
- Be able to recognize the worth
and value of various elements and relationships that unite people and landscapes.
The student's understanding and appreciation of both natural and built landscapes
should result in a personal ethic and advocacy regarding the design of environments
for human use and enjoyment in an artistically sensitive and ecologically
For more information
you may contact Professor Mary Haque at her office.
The mission of Clemson University's Department of Horticulture
is to promote personal and professional growth through the
discovery, communication, and application of horticultural
experiences, knowledge, and scholarship. Our work fosters
environmental stewardship while improving economic wellbeing,
health, and quality of life for all.