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Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning

Dan Donelin, Head

C. A. Keithley, Associate Head/Graduate Director, Regional and Community Planning

Professors Barnes, Day, Donelin, Forsyth, Keithley, Keller, Law, Page, Rolley, Weisenburger, and Winslow; Associate Professors Bernard, Chelz, Clement, Ewanow, Keane, Lawhon, and Wigfall; Assistant Professors Klein, Skabelund, and Smith; Adjunct Professors Beardsley, Crocker, Darling, Hedeen, Phillips, Serda, Stokes, and Wilhm; Emeriti Professors Deines, Ealy, and Foerster.

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Landscape architecture

The curriculum leading to the professional graduate degree in landscape architecture prepares students for a variety of career opportunities found within the profession. Special emphasis is placed on site analysis, land planning, arrangement and organization of facilities on the land, organization of outdoor spaces, topographical manipulation and other aspects of site construction, and the use of plants in the landscape. Study of human impact on the natural and built environment and methods of minimizing negative aspects of this relationship are emphasized.

The master of landscape architecture degree is accredited by the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

The landscape architecture program, in order to prepare students for their professional responsibilities and leadership roles, requires that all students provide or have access to a computer and appropriate software to support their course of study. The department will provide information about appropriate hardware and software.

Two distinct study opportunities are offered during the eighth semester, each requiring 14 credit hours. The Italian studies program and the internship options have course requirements that substitute for the professional elective requirements in this semester. If the internship option is not selected during the eighth semester, a summer internship is required between the eighth and ninth semesters.

The landscape architecture program requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of university general education (UGE) electives, of which at least six credit hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. At least 15 credit hours must be in courses taken outside the college. No more than two UGE courses may be taken in a single discipline. A current listing of UGE electives may be found at www.k-state.edu/uge/. Students who participate in study abroad programs approved by K-State will meet UGE credit at the 300 level upon the successful completion of the program.

A listing of departmental professional electives can be found in the Landscape Architecture Handbook on the department website.

Landscape architecture program

It is important to refer to the department website for current information regarding this program. The program is subject to constant review and change without notice. Students should obtain a copy of the current curriculum when they enter the program.

For the curriculum requirements for the first two semesters, see Environmental Design Studies, earlier in this section.

Total credit hours for graduation: 165

Third semester

LAR 220Site Design Studio I4
LAR 310Design Graphics and Visual Thinking2
LAR 420Natural Systems and Site Analysis4
LAR 433History and Theory of Landscape Architecture3
LAR 510Technical Module I1
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
17
 

Fourth semester

LAR 248Landscape Architecture Materials and Methods3
LAR 320Site Design Studio II5
LAR 322Environmental Issues and Ethics3
LAR 520Technical Module II1
BIOL 210General Botany4
16
 

Fifth semester

LAR 410Planting Design Studio5
LAR 438Land Construction I4
LAR 530Technical Module III2
University General Education coursePLAN 315Introduction to Planning3
HORT 374Woody Plant Materials I3
17
 

Sixth semester

Application to the MLA program early spring
LAR 442Site Planning and Design Studio5
LAR 439Land Construction II4
LAR 501Landscape Architecture Seminar I2
LAR 540Technical Module IV1
University general education elective*6
18
 

Summer study

LAR 646Community Planning and Design5
LAR 502Landscape Architecture Seminar II2
LAR 010Landscape Architecture Field Trip
7
 

Seventh semester

LAR 444Internship/Advanced Studies Planning Seminar1
LAR 550Technical Module V2
LAR 647Land Construction III5
LAR 648Specialization Studio5
LAR 725Landscape Architecture Research Methods3
LAR750Landscape Architecture Seminar III2
18
 

Eighth semester**

Study abroad internship
LAR 703Off-Campus Studio5
or
Professional electives9
14

Ninth semester

LAR 645Professional Internship Report1
LAR 704Environmental Landscape Planning and Design5
Professional elective3
LAR 700Project Programming3
or
LAR 898Thesis Proposal Writing3
University general education elective*3
15
 

Tenth semester

LAR 705Master's Project and Report5
or
LAR 899MLA Research5
LAR 745Professional Practice3
LAR 550Technical Module VI1
University general education elective*3
12
 

*Program includes 18 hours of university general education electives as required by the university. A current listing of UGE electives can be found on www.ksu.edu/registrar/enroll/gened.html.

**Eighth semester: Two distinct study opportunities are offered during this semester, each requiring 14 credit hours. The study abroad and the internship options have course requirements that substitute for the 9 professional elective credit requirements.

If the internship option is not selected during the eighth semester, a summer internship is required before graduation. A current listing of UGE electives can be found on www.ksu.edu/registrar/enroll/gened.html. Students who participate in study abroad programs approved by K-State will fulfill the 6-hour UGE credit at the 300 level upon successful completion of the study abroad program.

Regional and community planning

The curriculum leading to the professional degree in regional and community planning prepares students for a variety of career opportunities found within the planning profession. Special emphasis is placed on learning the planning process; collecting and analyzing data; thinking critically and creatively and creating alternative scenarios for developing a comprehensive community land use and transportation plan; managing the future through development of such regulatory tools as the zoning ordinance, subdivision regulations, and fiscal budgeting; and working with people in fashioning a vision of the future that is realistic, attainable, and sustainable. Understanding the environment and the role of the planner in preserving both the natural and built environment is critical to success in maintaining or improving the quality of life in our communities.

The regional and community planning program is fully accredited by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the American Planning Association (APA) through the Planning Accreditation Board at the master's level.

Students in the planning program should have access to a microcomputer for assignments, but it is not required. Judicious use of the program computer facilities and/or college computing laboratory makes owning a computer a matter of convenience.

The planning program requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of university general education (UGE) electives, of which at least 6 credit hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above. At least 15 credit hours must be in courses taken outside the college. No more than two UGE courses may be taken in a single discipline. A current listing of UGE electives may be found at www.k-state.edu/uge/.

A listing of departmental professional electives that lead to a minor in community planning or a graduate certificate in community planning and development can be found on the departmental website. Students seeking a dual degree in regional and community planning should speak with the program director.

Regional and community planning program

It is important to refer to the college website for current information regarding this program. This curriculum is subject to constant review and change without notice. Students should obtain a copy of the current curriculum when they enter the program.
 

Total credit hours for graduation: 151

First semester

DSFN 203Survey of the Design Professions1
MATH 100College Algebra3
SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
Humanities/design elective*3
Social science/history elective*3
Social science/sociology elective*3
15
 

Second semester

ENGL 100Expository Writing I3
Humanities/design elective*3
Social science/history elective*3
Free elective*3
Natural science elective with lab*4
16
 

Third semester

PLAN 315Introduction to Planning3
LAR 420Natural Systems and Site Analysis4
Humanities/design elective*3
Social science/history elective*3
Natural science/economics elective*3
16
 

Fourth semester

LAR 322Environmental Issues and Ethics3
ENGL 200Expository Writing II3
PLAN 716Seminar in Planning1
Statistics elective3
Literature/communications elective*3
Social science/geography elective*3
16
 

Fifth semester

GEOG 302Cartography/Thematic Mapping3
PLAN 660Community Development Planning3
or
PLAN 745Urban Design and Preservation Theory3
Natural science elective*3
Design/resource elective*3
Social science/political science elective*3
15
 

Sixth semester

GEOG 508Introduction to GIS3
LAR 500Site Planning and Design3
FINAN 552Real Estate3
PLAN 650Housing and Development Programs3
or
PLAN 748Urban Visual Analysis3
PLAN 655Land Development Planing2
14
 

Seventh semester

PLAN 631Computer Applications in Planning I1
PLAN 801Planning Methods I2
PLAN 803Community Research Methods3
Electives9
15
 

Eighth semester

PLAN 632Computer Applications in Planning II1
PLAN 752Physical Process of Planning Implementation2
PLAN 699Special Studies in Planning (Lab for PLAN 752)1
PLAN 802Planning Methods II2
PLAN 815Planning Theories, Ethics, and Practice2
PLAN 721Infrastructure Planning and Finance3
Elective3
14
 

Ninth semester

PLAN 753Planning Law3
PLAN 820Planning Administration3
Electives3-6
Civil engineering/transportation elective3
PLAN 880Topics in Planning (Proposal Writing)1
or
PLAN 898Thesis Proposal Writing (if electing thesis)3
16
 

Tenth semester

PLAN 836Community Planning Preparation3
PLAN 899Master's Report/Capstone Project2
or
PLAN 899Research in Planning (Thesis)3
Electives8-9
14
 

*At least 18 credit hours of the undergraduate electives must be university general education (UGE) elective credits, of which at least 6 must be in courses numbered 300 or above. Of these 18 UGE credits, 3 may be taken within the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design. None, however, can be in a student's major field. No more than 2 UGE courses may be taken in a single discipline. UGE courses must be taken at K-State. Transfer credits may reduce the number of lower level UGE courses required—see sliding scale at www.ksu.edu/catl/uge/welc3.htm#trans. Students who participate in study aboard programs approved by K-State will meet UGE credit at the 300 level upon successful completion of the program.

Community planning minor

The minor in community planning is for students who wish to expand their knowledge of the processes of community planning and development.

Core requirements

Successful completion of the following planning course with a grade of C or better:

PLAN 315Introduction to Planning3
 
Planning electives
Successful completion of 12 hours of the following planning courses (unless an external elective option is elected by the student) with grades of C or better:
 
PLAN 630Computer Application in Planning and Design1-3
PLAN 633Computer Application in Planning III1
PLAN 650Housing and Development Programs2
PLAN 655Land Development Planning2
PLAN 660Community Development Planning3
PLAN 661Community Development Workshop1-3
PLAN 716Seminar in Planning1-3
PLAN 717Seminar in Grant Preparation2
PLAN 721Infrastructure Planning and Financing3
PLAN 731Solid Waste Planning and Management1
PLAN 740Small Community and Rural Area Planning3
PLAN 745Urban Design and Preservation Planning Theory3
PLAN 746Urban Design and Preservation Planning Studio4
PLAN 747Urban Design and Preservation Field Study1-3
PLAN 748Urban Visual Analysis3
PLAN 752Physical Process of Plan Implementation2
PLAN 753Planning Law3
PLAN 765Growth Management3
 
External electives
Successful completion of 3 credit hours from the following list of courses is considered as an acceptable substitute for one of the courses listed above in the planning elective area:
 
AGEC 525Natural Resource and Environmental Economics3
AGEC 610Current Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Issues3
ARCH 703Environmental Aesthetics3
ARCH 720Environment and Behavior3
ARCH 730Environment and Aging3
BIOL 529Fundamentals of Ecology3
CE 572Highway Engineering, Planning, and Management3
CE 786Land Development for Civil Engineers and Planners3
ECON 527Environmental Economics3
ECON 555Urban and Regional Economics3
FINAN 552Real Estate3
GEOG 450Geography of Economic Behavior3
GEOG 508Geographic Information Systems I3
GEOG 705Remote Sensing of the Environment3
GEOG 708Geographic Information Systems II3
GEOG 720Geography of Land Use3
GEOG 750Urban Geography3
GEOG 760Human Impact on the Environment3
LAR 500Site Planning and Design3
LAR 635Golf Course Planning and Design1-4
LAR 646Community Planning and Design5
LAR 704Environmental Landscape Planning and Design5
LAR 735Advanced Golf Course Planning and Design1-4
LAR 759Land Resource Evaluation3
POLSC 618Urban Politics3
POLSC 620State and Local Government3
SOCIO 432Community Organization and Leadership3
SOCIO 531Urban Sociology3
SOCIO 533Rural Sociology3
 
Criteria for admission

Undergraduate students may apply for admission to the minor by contacting the departmental offices and completing an enrollment form at least one year prior to graduation.

Students will be assigned an academic advisor for the minor program from faculty within the program in regional and community planning. While the elective options listed above are generic to the minors program, other acceptable substitutes may be negotiated based on interest and background.

Completion requirements

Only courses with grades of C or better count toward the minor. Students must earn a cumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the minor course work to successfully complete the minor.

Ungraded course work taken for pass/fail does not qualify for inclusion in the minors program. The Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning will award a certificate in community planning to those students who successfully complete the minor program upon graduation from K-State.

For more information

Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning

College of Architecture, Planning, and Design

785-532-5961

Specific questions may be directed to the director of the graduate program in regional and community planning.

Landscape architecture courses

LAR 010. Landscape Architecture Field Trip. (0) II. Field trip requirement: Each spring third-year students will be required to participate in a 4- to 5-day fieldtrip. Pr.: LAR 410 or instructor permission.

LAR 220. Site Design Studio I. (4) I. Introduction to design processes as the means to translate and apply abstract thinking to organize and articulate solutions to small-scale landscape architecture projects. Emphasis placed on diagramming, spatial definition and ordering, introduction to the literature, introductory application of site analysis and design communication. Pr.: Admission to the professional program. Pr. or coreq.: LAR 510.

LAR 248. Landscape Architecture Materials and Methods. (3) II. To provide the student a basic understanding of materials and methods commonly utilized in the practice of landscape architecture as a basis to pursue subsequent land design and land construction course work. Pr.: PHYS 113.

LAR 310. Design Graphics and Visual Thinking. (2) I. A study of graphic communication techniques for the exploration and presentation of landscape architecture design ideas. One hour lec. and four hours studio a week. Pr.: ENVD202.

LAR 320. Site Design Studio II. (5) II. Small- to medium-scale site design studies with emphasis placed on design process, response to cultural and natural conditions, detailed articulation of space including definition and use of materials, and design communication. Pr.: LAR 220. Pr. or coreq.: LAR 520.

University General Education courseLAR 322. Environmental Issues and Ethics. (3) II. An introduction to the relationship of the natural environment to the life within it and as a factor in environmental design ethic. Three hours lec. a week.

LAR 410. Planting Design Studio. (5) I. Design studies emphasizing functional, aesthetic, and ecological uses of plants. Projects emphasize design process and the relationship between plants and the built environment; elements and principles of planting design; plant selection; preparation of planting plans; specification writing; and design implementation. Pr.: LAR 320. Pr. or coreq.: LAR 510, HORT 374.

LAR 420. Natural Systems and Site Analysis. (4) I. Emphasis on ecological issues in design, natural systems, and site analysis in planting design. Two hours lec. and six hours studio a week. Pr.: Third-year standing in the university.

LAR 433. History and Theory of Landscape Architecture. (3) I. The influences of social, political, economic, and climatic factors on historic landscape styles; theory of landscape design. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: First-year classification in professional LAR program.

LAR 438. Land Construction I. (4) I. Lecture and studio problems in the basic aspects of land construction to include professional service proposals, site mapping, topography, site design, site grading and earthwork estimation methods, and site layout. Pr.: LAR 248, 320. Coreq.: LAR 530.

LAR 439. Land Construction II. (4) II. Continuation of LAR 438. To include landscape irrigation, area and landscape lighting, construction detailing, construction specification writing, bid proposals, and cost estimating. Three hours lec. and five hours studio a week. Pr.: LAR 438.

LAR 440. Problems in Landscape Design. (Var.) I, II, S. Assigned problems and reports in landscape architecture. Pr.: Junior standing.

LAR 442. Site Planning and Design Studio. (5) II. Medium- to large-scale design studies with emphasis placed on developing comprehensive and detailed solutions that demonstrate the application and integration of knowledge in site analysis, site design, planting design, construction, and design communication. Pr.: LAR 410, 438.

LAR 444. Internship/Advanced Studies Planning Seminar. (1) I. Exploration and preparation for a landscape architecture internship; and investigation of opportunities for advanced or specialized professional study. Pr.: LAR 442, 439.

LAR 450. General Landscape Design. (3) I, II. Basic graphic communication skills, design principles, and design vocabulary covering residential and small-scale landscape development plans. Two hours lec. and two hours studio a week. A general service course for majors outside the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design.

LAR 500. Site Planning and Design. (3) II. Theory, principles, and elements of site planning and design. Lectures, readings, short problems, and site visits dealing with site analysis, ecological consideration, grading, drainage, circulation and parking, lighting, planting design, materials and details, management and maintenance, and cost factors. Pr. or conc.: ARCH401.

LAR 501. Landscape Architecture Seminar I. (2) II. Literature review and discussion of the scope, current trends and issues of the profession, and the nature of graduate study in landscape architecture.

LAR 502. Landscape Architecture Seminar II. (2) II. Literature review and discussion of current issues and trends in community planning and design. Readings and discussion in preparation for field trip. Pr.: Graduate standing in the MLA program. Pr. and coreq.: Admission to the LAR program.

LAR 510. Landscape Architecture Tech Module I. (1) I. Introductory theory, methods, and application of technological skills and support of concurrent landscape architecture studios and courses. Emphasis is on data collection and management and mapping and analysis.

LAR 520. Landscape Architecture Tech Module II. (1) II. Introductory theory, methods, and application of technological skills and support of concurrent landscape architecture studios and courses. Emphasis is on CAD and 3-D modeling. Pr.: LAR 510.

LAR 530. Landscape Architecture Tech Module III. (2) I. Intermediate theory, methods, and application of technological skills and support of concurrent landscape architecture studios and courses. Emphasis is on CAD and 3-D modeling and surveying. Pr.: LAR 520.

LAR 540. Landscape Architecture Tech Module IV. (1) II. Intermediate theory, methods, and application of technological skills and support of concurrent landscape architecture studios and courses. Emphasis is on CAD and 3-D modeling and presentation graphics. Pr.: LAR 530.

LAR 550. Landscape Architecture Tech Module V. (2) I. Advanced application of technological skills and support of concurrent landscape architecture studios and courses. Emphasis is on CAD and 3-D modeling, thematic mapping, and geoprocessing. Pr.: LAR 540.

LAR 560. Landscape Architecture Tech Module VI. (1) II. Advanced project specific applications in data collection and management, CAD modeling, thematic mapping and GIS, and presentation graphics. Coreq.: LAR 705.

LAR 610. Landscape Architecture Field Trip. (1) II. Fieldtrip opportunity for students with advanced standing in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design. Pr.: Instructor permission.

LAR 635. Golf Course Planning and Design. (1-4) I, II, S. Fundamentals of golf course planning and design, including history, management, design, facilities, aesthetics, and technical development. One hour lec. and three hours lab a week. Pr.: Junior standing within landscape architecture.

LAR 645. Professional Internship. (Var.) I, II, S. Confirmed employment with a landscape architecture, architecture, planning, or engineering sponsor. Presentation of a summary exhibition board, journal, and oral report by each student. Pr.: LAR 655.

LAR 646. Community Planning and Design. (5) S. Design studies focused on community planning and design issues and their communication. Emphasis placed on responding to socio-cultural, political, and natural site conditions at multiple scales ranging from large-scale land use plans to detailed site plans and design communication. Pr.: LAR 442, PLAN 315, conc. enrollment in LAR 502.

LAR 647. Land Construction III. (5) I. Continuation of LAR 439 to include large-scale site design, road alignment, large area grading, soils and excavation methods, storm drainage, and utilities routing. Pr.: LAR 439.

LAR 648. Landscape Architecture Specialization Studio. (Var.) I. Diverse topic-specific studios that are supported by corresponding graduate seminars. Focused exploration of landscape architecture practice. Pr.: LAR 442. Coreq.: LAR750.

LAR 652. The Small Community in the Plains States. (3) I, II, S. An overview of the diverse nature of small communities in the Plains states, with an emphasis on the forms and patterns in the existing physical environment. Instruction in various methods of survey and analysis at the regional and community-specific scales, and application of these techniques to a different community each semester. Pr.: Fourth-year standing.

LAR 655. Landscape Architecture Professional Internship. (8-10) II. Twenty-eight week internship with a landscape architecture, architecture, planning, or engineering sponsor subject to the approval of the departmental faculty. Pr.: LAR 444 and conc. enrollment in LAR 648.

LAR 660. Landscape Rehabilitation of Disturbed Lands. (3) I. Planning rehabilitation of lands disturbed by mining and construction. Review of mining procedures, ecological systems, slope rehabilitation, and revegetation techniques. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: Junior standing.

LAR 700. Project Programming. (3) I. Research and the development of a program directed toward the advancement of a capstone project for LAR 705 Master's Project and Report. Pr.: LAR 647, 648.

LAR 703. Landscape Architecture Off-Campus Studio. (5) II. Off-campus design studies fulfilled in an approved professional design office or in an approved international studies program. Pr.: LAR 647, 648.

LAR 704. Environmental Landscape Planning and Design. (5) I, II. Introduction to and understanding of environmental planning, design, and management of natural and social landscape systems at a regional, watershed, or ecosystem scale. Studies focus on systems inventory, analysis and impact assessment, and geoprocessing theory and methods.

LAR 705. Master's Project and Report. (5) II. Comprehensive application of research and design study through individual studies approved by the department faculty. Pr.: LAR 700. Coreq.: LAR 560.

LAR 709. Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture. (3) II. Introduction to computer-aided design and related applications. Basic two- and three-dimensional problem-solving design visualization and communication. Using word processing and spread sheets in the CAD environment. One hour of the lec. and three hours of lab per week. Pr.: Operational knowledge of DOS and Windows-based systems is expected.

LAR 710. Microcomputer Applications in Landscape Architecture II. (3) II. Examination of the application of microcomputer technology in the decision-making processes in the advanced practice and research of landscape architecture. Two hours lec. and two hours lab a week. Pr.: LAR460.

University General Education courseLAR 720. Public Lands and Natural Resources Law. (3) I, II. Legal aspects of land use and natural resource management on the federal public lands. A brief history of the acquisition and disposition of the public domain and a review of legal authority on the public lands are followed by an examination of key legal issues concerning the resources of water, minerals, timber, range, wildlife, recreation, and wilderness. Pr.: Advanced standing.

LAR 725. Landscape Architecture Research Methods. (3) I, II. An introductory course surveying the basic philosophies and methodologies of science and research as they apply to the field of landscape architecture. Special emphasis will be placed on those methods appropriate for investigating human response to the built environment.

LAR 731. Landscape Plant Field Studies I. (1) I. The study of introduced and indigenous deciduous woody trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants adapted to the northeastern Kansas region with emphasis on the identification and selection of plant materials for use in landscape design. One hour lec. and two hours outdoor lab a week. Pr.: Graduate standing.

LAR 732. Landscape Plant Field Studies II. (1) II. A continuation of LAR 731, including the study of introduced and indigenous wood conifers and broadleaf evergreens, deciduous flowering trees and shrubs, and native grasses and forbs adapted to the northeastern Kansas region with emphasis on the identification and selection of plant material for use in landscape design. One hour lec. and two hours outdoor lab a week. Pr.: LAR 731.

LAR 735. Advanced Golf Course Planning and Design. (1-4) I, II, S. Special studies in methods and strategies of golf course planning and design. May be repeated for credit. Pr.: LAR 635.

LAR 741. Problems in Landscape Architecture. (Var.) I, II, S. Specific problems and/or reports in the area of landscape architecture. Pr.: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.

LAR 742. Topics in Italian Landscape Architecture. (3) II. Investigation of Italian culture, landscapes, and communities through analytical readings and/or drawings.

LAR 745. Professional Practice. (3) II. Studies of conventional and newly developing methods of professional design practice. Instruction in the relationships of architects, landscape architects, interior architects, and other professionals to users, clients, construction industry, society, government, and one another. Two hours lec. and one hour rec. Pr.: Fifth-year standing.

LAR 746. Urban Design Studio I. (4) I. An interdisciplinary design studio involving large-scale design; projects with extensive time implementation sequence; responses to socioeconomic, cultural, environmental, and technical needs; and implementation strategies. Design methods are applied to selected urban areas of the Midwest. Pr.: PLAN 315 or equiv.; conc. enrollment in PLAN 745.

LAR 747. Urban Design Studio II. (4) II. Continuation of LAR 746. Pr.: LAR 746 and conc. enrollment in PLAN845.

LAR 756. Design of Parks and Recreation Areas. (3) 1. Site planning of national, state, municipal, and private parks and specialized recreation areas. Three hours lec. a week. Pr.: Junior standing.

LAR 757. Design for Special Populations. (3) II. Design of exterior environments to accommodate the handicapped and disadvantaged individual. Pr.: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.

University General Education courseLAR 758. Land Resource Information Systems. (3) I. The understanding, collection, and application of land resource data to land planning and design. Current methods of resource inventory, ecologically oriented site analysis, and environmental impact assessment. Review of common sources for necessary information in each resource category. Three hours lec. and nine hours studio a week. Pr.: Advanced undergraduate or graduate standing.

LAR 759. Landscape Resource Evaluation. (3) II. The determination of the impact of physical landscape project design upon the natural and man-made environment. Studies of existing site conditions and projections of the effect of such projects upon the site and vicinity. Pr.: Senior or graduate standing.

LAR 760. Composite Landscape Architecture Design Studio I. (1-4) I. Landscape design including delineation, design process, design elements, small-scale design, urban design. Pr.: Graduate standing.

LAR 761. Composite Landscape Architecture Design Studio II. (1-4) II. Continuation of LAR 760, including topics such as community design, resource analysis, park and recreation design, and historic preservation with consideration of aesthetic and sensory issues. Pr.: LAR 760.

LAR 762. Composite Landscape Architecture Design Studio III. (1-4) I. Continuation of LAR 761, including topics such as community design, resource analysis, park and recreation design, and historic preservation with consideration of aesthetic, technical, and economic issues. Pr.: LAR 761.

LAR 763. Composite Landscape Architecture Construction I. (1-4) II. Landscape construction including topography, site planning, site layout, grading, earthwork estimating, lighting, irrigation, construction detailing, and cost estimating. Pr.: LAR 762.

LAR 764. Composite Landscape Architecture Construction II. (1-4) I. A continuation of LAR 763; large area grading, road alignment, storm drainage, utilities layout and specifications, contract. Pr.: LAR 763.

LAR 765. Composite Landscape Architecture Construction III. (3) I. A continuation of LAR 764. To include large-scale site design, road alignment, large area grading, storm drainage, and utilities routing. Pr.: LAR 764.

LAR 860. Advanced Planting Design. (1-4). I, II, S. Special studies in advanced planting design. Pr.: LAR749.

LAR 870. Advanced Landscape Architecture. (3) I, II, S. Special studies and design in advanced landscape architecture. Pr.: LAR702.

LAR 880. Advanced Landscape Architecture Construction. (1-4) I, II, S. Specialized study of large-scale landscape planning involving landscape construction and grading. Pr.: LAR 647.

LAR 898. Thesis Proposal Writing. (2) I, II. Exploration of procedures of planning, design, scheduling, organization, and management of a landscape architecture research project. Two hours lec. a week. Pr.: LAR 725, ARCH 725 or EDCEP816.

LAR 899. Research in Landscape Architecture. (Var.) I, II, S. Investigations in landscape architecture and related areas, of such caliber as to form the basis for a graduate thesis. Pr.: Graduate standing in landscape architecture.

Regional and community planning courses

University General Education coursePLAN 315. Introduction to Planning. (3) I. The origins and evolution of planning in response to economic, social, political, physical, and environmental issues. The planning process and its relationship to the design professions and the social and behavioral sciences. Three hours rec. a week. Pr.: Sophomore standing and ENGL 100.

PLAN 590. Problems in Planning. (1-3) I, II, S. Independent study on special topics of interest in planning and the planning environment. Within context, special course offerings that would appeal to undergraduate students may be offered, on demand. Pr.: PLAN 315.

PLAN 630. Computer Applications in Planning and Design. (1-3), I, intersession. The application of computer- aided design concepts to design and mapping in a planning context. Basic skill development in the use of CAD software for general mapping, design, and data display, with extension to GIS software applications in the planning and design professions. Focus will be on the use and capabilities of AutoCAD, ArcCAD, and ARCVIEW for design, data display, and analysis. Pr.: Junior standing.

PLAN 631. Computer Applications in Planning I. (1) I. The application of computer concepts to problem solving and data analysis in the planning profession, including the development of user skills in the application of various software packages for data analysis. Included is an extension of the basic knowledge level to advanced spreadsheet design for demographic analysis used in the planning profession, and the data search process using the Internet. Pr.: Conc. enrollment in PLAN 801.

PLAN 632. Computer Applications in Planning II. (1) II. The application of computer concepts to problem solving and data analysis in the planning profession for community economic analysis, and market analysis, including the development of user skills in the application of various software packages for producing multimedia presentations. Included are elements of producing video and multimedia presentations of planning projects for use in public meetings, as well as professional report preparation and graphic displays of the material for public viewing. Material developed in PLAN 631, 801, and 802 form the subject matter of the presentations. Pr:. PLAN 631, PLAN 801, and conc. enrollment in PLAN 802.

PLAN 633. Computer Applications in Planning III. (1) II, intersession. The application of computer concepts to planning project management, including the development of user skills in the application of various software packages for producing project management reports. Network analysis techniques of PERT, CPM, and Gantt Charts are explained and applied to the development of planning process flow diagrams, time management, and work scheduling. Pr.: Junior standing.

PLAN 650. Housing and Development Programs. (2) II. Review and evaluation of historical and current housing issues, production, and financial systems, including consideration of racial, ethnic, income, and gender issues as they relate to the role of housing developments and programs in community development. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715; ENGL 200; and sophomore standing.

PLAN 655. Land Development Planning. (2) II, in odd years. Examination of the process of land development in the United States, and its impacts from the perspective of developers, financial institutions, community planners, and city administrators. Focus is on the understanding of the land development process in meeting community goals, and shaping land development to meet community expectations for the improvement of the community. Conflict resolution and negotiation skills represent a communication emphasis. Pr.: PLAN 315

PLAN 660. Community Development Planning. (3) II. Examination of past and present approaches to community development planning in the United States. Review and assessment of community development planning policies, programs, and practices. Pr.: Junior standng.

PLAN 661. Community Development Workshop. (Var.) I, S. The organization, planning, design, development, and evaluation of community development projects with real clients and actual locations. Pr.: PLAN 660.

PLAN 699. Special Studies in Planning. (1-3) I, II, S. Independent study on special topics of interest in planning and the planning environment. Within context, special course offerings that would appeal to both graduate and undergraduate students may be offered, on demand. Pr.: PLAN 315.

PLAN 715. Planning Principles and Process. (3) I. Examination of the principles and process of regional and community planning, including historical development of growth patterns and form, the role of architects, landscape architects, geographers, politicians and government, engineers, and planners in the historical development of regions and cities. Discussion topics include: the role of citizen involvement in the planning process; citizen interaction with community leaders and planners in the planning process; and individual rights versus governmental right to regulate development in the best interest of the general public. The course undertakes an in-depth investigation of the comprehensive plan: its elements, its role in determining the future vision of the city, and its implementation through local government regulatory tools. Visionary concepts, “Utopia,” and new towns are examined in the context of creating sustainable futures through planning. Pr.: Senior or graduate standing and completion of Expository Writing II (ENGL 200).

PLAN 716. Seminar in Planning. (1-3) I, II, S, intersession. Discussion of contemporary issues in planning within the framework of professional education as a basis for understanding how planners approach societal issues in practice. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715.

PLAN 717. Seminar in Grant Preparation. (2), II. Locating and preparing grants for the purpose of funding community improvements, including developing grant writing skills and learning about the process of seeking funds from federal and other outside sources to facilitate community development. Pr.: PLAN 715 and graduate standing.

PLAN 721. Infrastructure Planning and Financing. (3) II. Examination of infrastructure systems and development standards; consideration of policy options and strategies; review of financing options and regulatory requirements associated with the various infrastructure elements. The course also reviews social and other issues that affect and are affected by infrastructure-related decisions. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715.

PLAN 731. Solid Waste Planning and Management. (1-3) II, intersession. The focus is on federal and state policies and programs for solid waste management as a framework for private sector and local government response to solid waste issues for resource recovery (recycling, incineration and composting) and landfilling. Pr.: PLAN 315 or PLAN 715.

PLAN 740. Small Community and Rural Area Planning. (3) I. Synthesis of small community and rural area change, including socio-economic-political determinants as bases for community design and planning. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715.

PLAN 745. Urban Design and Preservation Planning Theory. (3) I. Review of recent historical developments of urban form and space, presented through lecture and accompanying slide show. Criteria and methodology for urban design, planning, and the role of historic preservation are examined and applied to the elements of cities. Pr.: PLAN 315.

PLAN 746. Urban Design and Preservation Studio. (4) II. An interdisciplinary design studio involving large-scale design projects having an extensive time implementation sequence and components of historic significance that must be resolved within the design process. Design methods are applied to selected urban areas of the Midwest. Pr.: PLAN 315, PLAN 745 recommended.

PLAN 747. Urban Design and Preservation Field Study. (1-3), I, II, S, intersession (on demand). Field investigation of varied large-scale institutions, central business districts, and other mixed-use developments which may or may not include structures of historic significance that should be preserved. Pr.: PLAN 745.

PLAN 748. Urban Visual Analysis. (3) II, in even years. Survey and analysis of urban form and space in relation to aesthetic theories and values. Methods of visual perception and analysis are reviewed and applied to contemporary urban form and space. Pr.: PLAN 745.

PLAN 752. Physical Processes of Plan Implementation. (2) II. Introduction to legislation and interpretation of codes and ordinances related to planning, design, and construction. Focus is on the planning process and technical studies of housing, land use, building condition, and parking, as well as staff responsibilities in professional practice. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715.

PLAN 753. Planning Law. (3) I. Examination of the evolution and current state of land use regulation within constitutional limits. Introduction to zoning, subdivision, and other police power controls within the comprehensive planning process. Pr.: Graduate standing.

PLAN 765. Growth Management. (3) II, in even years. Study of the process of city growth and change in relation to planning techniques and socio-economic-political determinants. Criteria and methodology for the growth management are reviewed and applied to the contemporary city. Pr.: PLAN 315 or 715; and PLAN 752.

PLAN 801. Planning Methods I. (2) I. Introduction to quantitative methods in planning used to measure change in the demographic characteristics of communities and changes in the economic structure of the community. Emphasis is on the location and interpretation of census data, population projection methodologies, and processes of community economic analysis. Pr.: PLAN 715 or conc. enrollment, and conc. enrollment in PLAN 631.

PLAN 802. Planning Methods II. (2) II. Expansion of the analytic techniques discussed in PLAN 801 Planning Methods I to include selection, collection, analysis, and interpretation of planning data and the development of associated information systems. Topical coverage of such elements as community economic analysis, and presentation techniques (verbal, written, multimedia, and graphic). Includes both individual and collaborative participation. Pr.: PLAN 631, 801, and conc. enrollment in 632.

PLAN 803. Community Research Methods. (3) II. Focus is on the analytical tools for the selection, collection, analysis, and interpretation of regional and community policy planning activities. Included is the development of survey instruments and interpretation, work flow and work measurement skills, performance standards, and program evaluation techniques for policy planning and analysis at the local governmental level. Pr.: STAT 330 or 702.

PLAN 804. Environmental Planning Methods. (3) II. Introduction to and understanding of environmental planning issues related to the development of a comprehensive community plan. Regional landscapes, watersheds, and ecosystems surrounding the community selected for study in PLAN 836 will form the basis of the application of geoprocessing theory and methods. This course will be cross-listed with LAR 704 and assignments coordinated with the development of a community plan for a Kansas community in PLAN 836. Pr.: GEOG 508 and conc. enrollment in PLAN 836.

PLAN 805. Internship in Planning. (1-4) I, II, S. Assignment to a planning staff for a period of at least 10 weeks; supervision by a professional planner with periodic reports of activities to planning faculty. Pr.: Completion of two semesters of graduate study in planning.

PLAN 810. Practicum in Planning and Development. (1-4) I, II, S. Supervised experience in professional planning and development, including internships, field research, public service, and professional workshops. Pr.: PLAN 715.

PLAN 815. Planning Theory, Ethics, and Practice. (2) I. Review of the basic theories of regional and community growth and change, analysis of the process of urbanization in relation to societal determinants and environmental constraints, and the study of a process of planning for professional practice. Exploration of societal and human values in relation to issues of equity, social justice, economic welfare, and efficient use of resources, as well as ethical approaches to these issues. Pr.: PLAN 715 or conc. enrollment.

PLAN 820. Planning Administration. (3) I. The functions of a planning administrator, including city organizational structures and their relationship to the role of the planner in city administration and management; budgeting and capital improvements programming, including a study of the roles that bonds, taxation, and intergovernmental grants play in the financing of various community-based activities envisioned in the long-range planning process. The course will review basic personnel management, running successful meetings, contract negotiations, staff reports, public presentations, dealing with the media, and time management in the planning office. Pr.: PLAN 815.

PLAN 836. Community Plan Preparation. (3) II. Review of the principles and elements of city growth and change, with application to the preparation of a comprehensive community plan for a community in Kansas. Criteria, standards, and methodology for city analysis and planning are applied to the practice of planning. Emphasis is on collaborative group participation in a practical planning process using skills developed in the RCP program. Pr.: PLAN 802.

PLAN 880. Topics in Planning. (Var.) I, II, S. Independent study of selected concepts and trends in regional and community planning and development. Pr.: PLAN 715 and PLAN 803 or equiv. cross-listed courses (ARCH 725 or LAR 725).

PLAN 898. Thesis Proposal Writing. (3) I. Exploration of procedures of planning, design, scheduling, organizing, and managing of a community planning-based research project leading towards the students' completion of their master's thesis. This course will be cross-listed with LAR 898. Pr.: PLAN 803 or equiv. cross-listed courses (ARCH 725 or LAR 725).

PLAN 899. Research in Planning. (Var.) I, II, S. Original research and advanced study in regional and community planning, urban design, and related fields for the master's report/thesis. Pr.: PLAN 803 or LAR 725 or ARCH 725 and completion of two semesters of graduate study in planning.