Landscape Architecture Courses for Nonmajors

LA 199. Design for a Sustainable World. 4 Credits.
Design sustainable landscape systems for abundance, while addressing poverty, health, and resource constraints. A&L*
LA 227. Introduction to Landscape Architecture. 2 Credits.
Explore the background and scope of the profession of landscape architecture.
LA 260. Understanding Landscapes. 4 Credits.
Learn how to perceive, describe and explain landscapes as environmental sets, biophysical processes, and cultural values. A&L
LA 326, 327, and 328 Landscape Plants. 4 Credits Each.
Discover characteristics of and design uses for deciduous trees, conifers, flowering and native plants, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and ornamental grasses. Emphasis on identification and appropriate use of plants in landscape design.
LA 337 Landscape Field Work: Plants across Oregon | Living Landscapes | The Nature of Eugene.
Direct examination and appraisal of the function, form, content, and composition of landscapes.
LA 390. Urban Farm. 2–4 Credits.
Experiment with cooperative food production and distribution in the city. Learn about rebuilding urban soils, farm animal-plant relationships, nutrient cycles, and use of appropriate technologies.
LA 410 History of Landscape Architecture I and II. 4 credits each.
Learn about the history of landscape architectural design and how to interpret contemporary designed landscapes.
LA 410. Civic Agriculture. 4 Credits.
Investigate a socially responsible local food system.
LA 410/510 Urban Sustainability
A road map toward sustainable urban planning and design through interdisciplinary perspectives. Partnering with the City of Eugene, students will explore Eugene’s sustainability actions and work on action research projects throughout the term.
LA 459/559 Sustainable Energy Landscapes
Explore design and planning strategies for maximizing energy performance of landscapes from sites to regional scales while minimizing social, ecological, and economic conflicts.
*A&L = Group-satisfying course, arts and letters