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College of Architecture and Planning University of Colorado Denver

College of Architecture & Planning
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COURSE SEQUENCE

College of Architecture and Planning


TYPICAL COURSE SEQUENCE


FIRST PROFESSIONAL DEGREE PROGRAM
(90-credit MLA for students without a professional degree     in landscape architecture or related discipline)

FIRST YEAR FALL (15 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS)

Course Number Course Title Credits
LDAR 5501 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 1 6
LDAR 5521 History of Landscape Architecture 3
LDAR 5540 Introduction to GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) 3
LDAR 5572 Landscape Ecology 3

First Year Spring (15 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Credits
LDAR 5502 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 2 6
LDAR 5532 Landform Manipulation 3
LDAR 6630 Site, Society and Environment  3
LDAR 6641 Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture 3

Second Year Fall (15 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Credits
LDAR 5503 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 3 6
LDAR 6631 Landscape Construction Materials and Methods 3
LDAR 6670 Plants in Design 3
LDAR 6949 Research Tools and Methods 3

Second Year Spring (15 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Credits
LDAR 6604 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 4 3
LDAR 6605 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 5 3
LDAR 6620 Landscape Architecture Theory and Criticism 3
2 Electives 6

Third Year Fall (15 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Name Credits
LDAR 6606 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 6 6
3 Electives 9

Third Year Spring (15 total credit hours)
Course Number Course Title Credits
LDAR 6607 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 7 3
LDAR 6608 Landscape Architecture Design Studio 8 3
LDAR 6750 Professional Practice 3
2 Electives
6


ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL DEGREE PLAN
(60-credit MLA for students with a professional degree
in landscape architecture or related discipline)

This route typically requires 60 semester hours and two years of full-time study. The core curriculum consists of three groups, plus electives:

​Type of Course ​Semester Hours
 Design​
24​
​History and Theory 12-15​
​Media ​3-6
​Electives ​9-18
​Total 60
​The department chair or associate chair will advise each student engaged in this program of study. 

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