UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

LACH3030 Plants and Landscape Systems

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 core unit in the Landscape Architecture major sequence
  • Category B broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science students
  • Level 3 elective
Content This unit focuses on the use and performance of plants appropriate to the Australian environment. Particular reference is made to regions of Western Australia, its distinctive endemic flora, cultural planting and environmental determinants. Planting design plays a primary role in the professions of landscape architecture and landscape management and is discussed in the unit by reviewing its practice and implementation at a diverse range of landscape scales including Mediterranean-zone planting, park and garden design, urban street design and bush regeneration.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) identify plants suitable for Western Australia, particularly the Perth region; (2) determine site characteristics important for plant selection; and (3) make appropriate plant selections on the basis of environmental, cultural, historical and design factors.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) group project; (2) site based project; and (3) site based plant palette. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Christopher Vernon and Christina Nicholson
Unit rules
Prerequisites: [LACH2030 Site Manipulation and LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio—Groundings (formerly LACH1000 Landscape Architecture Studio 1) or ARLA1000 Design Studio - Groundings.] or one of the following: BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology, EART1104 Introduction to Geology, EART1105 The Dynamic Planet, SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Contact hours lectures: 1 hour per week; field work: 3 hours per week
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/LACH3030/SEM-2/2017

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