Student Learning Outcomes
All graduates will be able to:
- To prepare students to enter the professions of landscape architecture, landscape planning, and related fields the program provides students with:
- Advanced knowledge and skills necessary to function, with experience, as a creative and professional practitioner, writer, educator, or investigator of landscape architecture.
- The intellectual means of identifying and assessing the interactions among the social, political, environmental, and aesthetic issues associated with cultural-land interactions.
- The skills and intellectual means of contributing new knowledge and creativity to the profession of landscape architecture in the service of both public and private clients and client groups.
- To prepare students to be effective researchers in landscape architecture, landscape planning, and related fields.
- An ability to design, conduct, analyze, and communicate a research plan and results.
- Heightened critical thinking skills and the ability to question or re-evaluate current thinking and standards related to landscape architectural and planning issues.
- Skills necessary to identify, locate, and apply knowledge researched from allied fields of study.
- Opportunities to develop and express an independent theory of design and problem solving through verbal debates, technical writing, and artistic expression.
- To prepare students to identify and interpret into research and design practices emerging global trends.
- An ability to identify those dominate global trends that will most influence quality of life at personal, local, and regional levels of landscape architectural design and land planning.
- An ability to interpret the impacts associated with the identified global trends into best practices that result in landscape plans and designs aimed at sustaining a quality of life and wellbeing.