Survey of research issues in environmental design and planning. Designed to assist students in developing research in their area of interest. Includes selecting a topic for research, synthesizing the pertinent literature, developing research questions, designing a research study, and communicating the research findings verbally, visually, and in writing. This course satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-SUSTCOMM (formally BS-EnvDes) majors.
Examines physical elements that compose a variety of visual environments including gardens and paintings; the cultural values underlying different types of American landscapes, from wilderness to cities; and the ways in which other cultures perceive, use, and create their own visual environments. (Gen.Ed. AT)
With lab. Introduction to 174 basic ornamental plants used in landscape architectural, horticultural, arboricultural, and other design uses; their identification, uses, and cultural requirements. Field Reports with photos required.
In capitalist societies, inequity creates winners and losers, profits and losses, and the privileged and the marginalized. Inequity is defined as a ?lack of fairness or justice? and refers to a system of privilege that is created and maintained by interlocking societal structures (i.e., family, marriage, education, housing, government, law, economics, employment, etc.). Alternatively, equity is defined as ? `the state, quality or ideal of being just, impartial and fair.? To achieve and sustain equity, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept? and requires action. In this seminar, we will question society?s values and deepen one?s understanding of `self? and agency as we examine how people create and implement equity when such persons are defined by their race, gender, or sexuality. (Gen. Ed. SB, DU)