This summer, for the first time, the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Plannning is offering five undergraduate classes online. Two of the course, URSC 325, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems, and URSC 330, Land Development I, are available only to students pursuing degrees offered by the department; the rest are open to students of any major.
Students can register for the online courses via the Howdy Web Portal. Departmental advisers can answer students’ questions about the online coursework and requirements.
LAUP summer I online classes are:
URSC 301, Introduction to Planning: The course, taught by June Martin, senior lecturer, covers determinants of land use patterns, classification of uses, idealized conceptual alternative uses, mapping, location and size criteria.
LAND 240, History of Landscape Architecture: Taught by Nancy Volkman, associate professor of landscape architecture, the course is an introduction to the history of land use and design from prehistory to the present with an emphasis on European and Asian planning and design precendents. Students must have a sophomore classification or higher to register for the class.
LAUP summer II online classes are:
URSC 325, Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: Taught by Doug Wunneburger, senior lecturer of urban planning, the course provides students with an understanding of GIS fundamentals, basic concepts, principles and functions and essential skills for applying GIS in various fields such as urban planning, landscape architecture, land development, environmental studies, transportation and hazard management.
URSC 330, Land Development I: Taught by Jesse Saginor, assistant professor of urban planning, the course demonstrates the interface between physical and financial dimensions in design and development to achieve building and project economies. Students will also learn about creating a physical product and a financial venture responsive to social and environmental concerns. The course is open to department majors or students with an approval from the instructor.
URSC 200/LAND 200, Introduction to Planning and Landscape Architecture: Taught by Ming-Han Li, associate professor of landscape architecture, the course explores and evaluates the diversity of planning and landscape architectural practice, defines the traditional practice forms and examines evolving and boundary expanding opportunities for future practice and introduces the departmental curriculum and faculty.