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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE 1203 LSU – Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture Fall 2020 Charles Fryling, Jr. (225) 933-2069 VIEWS OF THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE 1a. Catalog description: 1203 Views of the American Landscape (3) Concepts, patterns, and themes that shape human attitudes and activities concerning the American landscape; natural systems as links between managed landscapes and built environments; environmental and conservation ethics. General course description: This course focuses on human relationships with the American landscape while highlighting two of America’s major “gifts” (ideas) to the world: preservation of nature and equality/dignity of all people. Landscape Architecture 1203 surveys different concepts, patterns, and themes in human attitudes and activities concerning the American landscape. The course will analyze how the changes and modifications to the physical environment affect endeavors to exploit the land’s resources for welfare and profit. An overview of environmental and conservation ethics will be presented and students will explore how natural systems links among natural, managed and built components of the environment. Lectures will demonstrate how environmental attitudes have influenced the management and use of our nation’s natural resources, the formulation of environmental policies, and the patterns of land development for human use. This is primarily a lecture course with weekly lectures on key topics by the instructor utilizing slides and other visual and audio aids where appropriate. Discussions on course topics is encouraged. Systematic review of the relevant literature and scholarly work will be emphasized by means of reading assignments, precedent studies, and observation exercises throughout the semester to provide greater insights into the profession of landscape architecture and to engage each student’s critical thinking skills. Moodle will be used as a tool to indicate eachstudent’s reflection and comprehension of readings or lectures and application to specific scenarios presented. Format : Landscape Architecture 1203 is a lecture / reading course utilizing slides and other visual and audio aids where appropriate. Discussion on course topics is encouraged when appropriate. Purpose: The course seeks to develop within each student a personal awareness of himself or herself as an interactive, responsible dweller on a finite earth. This awareness is basic to the wise building, management, and stewardship of the landscape. It will show

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