Courses of Study 2014-2015 
    Nov 19, 2018  
Courses of Study 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LA 6140 - Latin America: Landscapes and Urbanisms

Fall. 3-4 credits, variable. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: junior, senior, or graduate standing.

B. Davis.

This three-credit course examines Latin American landscape architecture.  Lectures, readings and discussions will highlight projects, practices and theories of Latin American landscape-making and urbanism over the last one thousand years. Course sections present a theoretical and thematic framework for examining landscapes such as plazas, canals, municipal parks, ports, infrastructure, etc. Student presentations on specific Latin American landscapes will conclude the course. A fourth credit is available for additional mapping and indexing of historically significant Latin American landscapes. This documentation, requiring weekly meetings with the instructor, will create a spatial and analytical instrument for ongoing landscape and urban studies. 

Outcome 1: Access key historical models, practices and precedents of Latin American landscape-making and urbanism.

Outcome 2: Undertake comparative transnational research framework that is specific to the Latin American condition, allowing for comparative analysis and synthesis across national and regional borders in the Americas.

Outcome 3: Document Latin America landscape-making and urbanism as it relates to the contemporary United States landscape projects.

Outcome 4: Evaluate Euro-centric theories, methods, and paradigms that have been historically used to construe and construct landscape in Latin America.

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