Academics

College of Life and Applied Sciences

Cultivating professional directors in forest landscape architecture to safeguard 
the environmental spaces of humans and the Earth

Introduction

The best challenge for the 21st century’s global environment! A wise choice towards success will guarantee your future

This leading convergence department outlines a responsible scheme for the utilization of overall natural and urban environments for people. It aims to cultivate forest resources and landscape professionals through in-depth study in each major and cross-disciplinary learning across course works.

Students can choose either of the coursework in the second term of the freshman year

Landscape Architecture Coursework
  • The first Department of Landscape Architecture established in South Korea, this coursework awards a dual degree in landscape architecture in coordination with the College of Design at Iowa State University (U.S.).
  • The curriculum of this coursework is composed of theory and practice sections related to landscape design, environment design, landscape planning, landscape architecture, environmental ecology, botany, and landscape construction.
Forest Resource Coursework
  • This coursework provides education oriented towards becoming forest specialists in CAD- and GIS-assisted forest resource cultivation and preservation/management technologies, forest interpretation, forest environmental education, etc. and creates forest products processing engineers for timber utilization.
  • The curriculum of this coursework is composed of theory and practice sections related to forest recreation and healing, forest management, forest development and tree physiology, forest ecology, forest engineering, protection of forest disaster, forest water resource, timber houses, wooden furniture, bio-resource, pulp paper, etc.

Job Fields

Public employees for the government & Institutions, Government Corporations, Public Organization, Researcher, Private companies, Self-Employment Opportunities

Curriculum

Department Of Landscape Architecture
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    PRACTICAL ENGLISH
    The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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    SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
    1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
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    SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AND SERVICE
    This course is to cultivate community sense as members of society and the global village for students in order to develop the basic knowledge required as global citizens. Especially, this course is to foster the spirit of cooperation, sharing, service, and creativity and study the social contribution and leadership to solving the challenges the global community faces. As a liberal arts course, it is centered to nurture a leader having the global capability to contribute to community development through learning the knowledge and the case on the value & logic of social responsibility focused on environmental preservation, social contribution, and good governance(ESG). This course aims to foster a generous mind, learn knowledge and technology and build the capacity to contribute to building a society towards a safer and happier world through the study of theory and practice.
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    UNDERSTANDING OF PSYCHOLOGY
    The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the scientific understanding of human behavior and mind. Topics will include the biological basis of behavior, learning and memory, social behavior, human development, and individual differences. Throughout the course, we will examine both the basic concepts and major findings of contemporary psychology. This course is designed to help students both understand their own thinking and behavior.
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    LANDSCAPE DRAWING AND GRAPHIC TECHNIQUES
    This course deals with visual communication techniques necessary to precise and effective rendering of concepts, data and information in landscape drawing and presentation. It cultivates students' presentation abilities through teaching basic knowledges of visual languages and rendering techniques in landscape architecture. This studio course deals with diverse landscape design presentation and communication techniques. It cultivates keen analytic eyes and 3 dimensional perceptions by practicing various visual media production techniques such as image sketches, perspectives, models, photoshop, panel layout and portfolio.
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    COMMUNICATION SKILL
    The ability to communicate effectively in speaking and writing is one of the most important skills for educational and career success. This course gives students opportunities to discuss, practice, and eventually master the skills involved in oral and written communication. The topics include theory and practice of effective communication, making speeches, presentation skills, principles of persuasion, and writing skills.
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    SOFTWARE AND AI
    Software and AI (Artificial Intelligence) course aims to educate the basic concepts of software and computational thinking to use them in various applications. It allows students of various majors to experience the core technologies of the 4th industrial revolution, such as big data, machine learning, and AI. It also introduces various applications of AI so that students can easily apply these technologies to their field of study. This course classifies the lecture types into three categories, and adjust the lecture difficulty according to the student's academic ability.
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    SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC ENGLISH
    The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
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    THEORIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
    Environmental design is planning and designing for achieving a quality of life for humans and for environmental sustainability. It is provide a detailed design knowledge for outdoor space of buildings, garden, park, plaza, street and other outdoor facilities. And focusing on the design of the built environment as an ongoing activity integrating ecological, social, and cultural values. Topics include land use patterns, development, community design issues, climate change, and strategies for improving environmental integrity and quality of life.
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    BASIC LANDSCAPE PLANTS AND PRACTICE
    Landscape trees are a major material for landscape architecture and a tool that can be differentiated from other construction fields such as civil engineering and architecture. In this class, we will check various theories and actual cases that help students to become interested in landscape trees so that they can grow as landscape experts in the future. Before landscape trees and practice, this course aims to learn basic theories such as understanding plant structure, changes in plants according to seasonal changes, and identifying trees in winter, and characteristics of plants that can only be found in autumn and winter seasons.
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    CAD AND BASIC GRAPHIC DESIGN
    The goal of this course is to help students acquire and retail the necessary skills to effectively and efficiently represent landscape design ideas, utilizing autocad, photoshop, and sketch-up software.
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    LANDSCAPE PLANNING
    This course identifies the nature of landscape explores an effective and efficient planning methodology. Theories and methods of landscape planing are dealt with and applied to a case study. It defines functions and roles of landscape as resources and introduces an effective and efficient landscape planning methodology. Based on this, it deals with a project of metropolitan landscape planning.
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    HISTORY OF WESTERN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
    This lecture aims at broadening of students' understanding of changes in landscape architectural chronicle based on characteristics, design meanings and influences of landscape styles. It examines landscaping styles of ancient west Asian and Islamic civilization, Greek and Roman civilization. It also deal with history of landscape architecture of Renaissance era, England, and modern American landscape architecture.
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    LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
    Landscape ecology is the study of spatial variation in landscapes at a variety of scales. It includes the biophysical and societal causes and consequences of landscape heterogeneity. Above all, it is broadly interdisciplinary. The conceptual and theoretical core of landscape ecology links natural sciences with related human disciplines. Key research topics in landscape ecology include: ● the spatial pattern or structure of landscapes, ranging from wilderness to cities, ● the relationship between pattern and process in landscapes, ● the relationship of human activity to landscape pattern, process and change, ● the effect of scale and disturbance on the landscape
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    LANDSCAPE PLANTS AND PRACTICE
    This course covers an ecological, aesthetic and functional characteristics with identification, environmental requirements with focus on spring and summer aspects of landscape plants including trees, shrubs and herbaceous species.
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    ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN FOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
    1)This subject is take advantage of computer graphic program to improve quality of expression in landscape architecture design 2)Practicing the various expression technique and utilizes as efficient representation of landscape design 3)It improves quality of various representation of landscape architecture design through the use of various computer graphic programmes 4)The practicing computer graphic program is Adobe photoshop ,Illustrator, 3D max , Sketch-up, Twin Motion, Rhino 3D and etc.
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    GARDEN DESIGN
    This course teaches theories and techniques of designing house gardens and small exterior spaces which are a basic unit in landscape planning and design. Through a project design, it explores design methods and techniques in landscape gardening and cultivates basic skills and knowledges of garden design.
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    CAREER DESIGN
    1. Summary of the course This course is to let the students to set the career goal at the early stage of university life through systematic and continuous counselling and instruction on CRM achievement and change of career designed by the students after the admission to the university. This course is to let the students attain career management method and edit, complement and confirm the CRM in a systematic manner by self analysis and analysis of employment competence while the course is being taught. Also, this course is to utilize video lecture as the secondary teaching material to let the students have competency in employment. 2. Course objectives This course is to assist to the enrolled students in designing their own employment plan for themselves by the education of drafting application materials for employment (resume, statement of purpose and application forms), communication skills and presentation skills. Furthermore, the course ultimate goal of guiding the students to systematically design (manage) CRM at each grade of the university with the counselling by the supervising professor until the time of graduation.
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    HISTORY OF ORIENTAL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
    This course examines historical changes in oriental landscaping in contrast to western landscaping with special reference to characteristics, historical meaning and influence of each landscape style. It deals with development of traditional Korean, Chinese and Japanese landscape styles associated with natural environment, historical background and inter-state influences according to given cultural historical chronicles
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    PLANTING DESIGN
    An introduction to planting design issues for the understanding of composition and design characteristics of plant materials for selection, climate, topography, geology and soil. Also the application of aesthetic, functional, and horticultural principles to the composition of the planted landscape and the development of planting plans based on the color, form, texture and seasonal changes of plant materials based on the ecological, functional and aesthetic design principles will be discussed.
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    SITE PLANNING
    This course covers the survey methods based on site levels providing information for landform, geology, climate and vegetation for landscape planning, design, construction and management. Furthermore this deals with basic principles of surveying with practice for mapping.
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    TEACHING METHODOLOGY OF AGRONOMY
    This course is an introductory course in Education for prospective teachers majored in agronomy. The course is to study historical background, educational purpose and analysis of educational course of middle and high school.
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    THEORIES OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MATERIAL
    This course deals with sustainable development issues and landscape architecture, evolved as an expression of people, time and place. Sustainable development issues in the era of global warming, resources exhaustion, and food and water shortage will be discussed. Topics include roles of landscape architecture in sustainable development issues sustainable land use, transportation, water management, renewable energy, greening cities, principles and components of ecological planning and design for ecohabitat, sustainable communities, ecocities and so on. Case studies will be performed.
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    GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS
    All landscape architecture fields, such as landscape planning, landscape design, and environmental planning, focus on space. Therefore, various spatial analysis capabilities are required, from basic spatial concepts such as location, elevation, slope, and aspect to advanced spatial analysis such as accessibility, site analysis, and network analysis. In this class, we aim to grow spatial analysis ability from micro-scale to wide area through basic theory and spatial analysis of geographic information systems.
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    OPEN SPACE & PARK PLANNING
    This course discusses processes, methods and techniques of planning of open space as a realm of landscape architecture. It deals with conception of open space, open space system and its components and process and methods of planing and design a park as a major component of open space.
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    ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGY
    A general introduction to the theories and major concepts in the field of environmental ecology for the understanding the relationships of the natural and man-made ecosystems with development. The conception of conservation biology to maintain sustainable and improve the environmental qualities of the ecosystem will be introduced.
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    ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
    This deals with complex and interactive relationships between physical environment and human psychological processes of perception, cognition, attitude and behavior. Applying theories of environmental psychology to major categories of physical environment, cultivates abilities of rational environmental planing and design. Scopes of physical environment and problem areas are learning and working environment, environmental stress, congestion, privacy, territoriality and personal space.
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    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DESIGN DETAIL
    Focusing on the landscape architecture competition. The course is the study of methods and practical skills for a desirable landscape detail design. The main objectives of this subject are to understand the site condition and the actual social use condition and to study various landscape.
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    LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT
    The primary goal of this subject is to study the conceptions for a desirable maintenance and management of the landscaping facilities. The theory and practices for the management and maintenance of landscape management, management of plants materials such as pest control, aged and big trees, lawns, and wild plants, and the management of landscaping to enhance the values for the convenience and recreational facilities will be studied.
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    LOGIC AND LOGICAL WRITING IN AGRICULTURE
    The purpose of this course is to help students majoring in various fields in agriculture to improve their abilities for logical thinking and logical problem-solving, and to further strengthen the ability for them to write in a logical and critical manner.
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    THEORY OF COMMUNITY DESIGN
    There is a growing recognition of the interconnection between human health, built environment, and community design. This class introduces community design and planning by exploring the characteristics of human, natural and built environment communities, the connections among them, and the types of interventions designers and planners can make to help people create good/healthy living environments and community. The course will use a combination of brief presentations, scenario exercises and case studies to explore the connections between human health, community design/planning and a myriad of policies in creating healthy communities. Upon completion, students will develop the knowledge and skills that allow them to analyze and create solutions for community issues.
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    LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO(1)
    Landscape design, as human form creating activities, seeks for landscape composition methods dealing with nature and lands. This studio course teaches principles of visual thinking and design process and through a project design, it heightens students' design abilities of dealing with programming, design concept development and presentation of final results.
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    LANDSCAPE ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
    Landscape engineering and construction is a scientific and technological knowledge that is the theoretical basis for landscape design and construction, and is essential for research and practice. In this course, we will learn the basic theory such as topographic analysis, statics, surveying and stationary design, structural design such as road design, drainage design, planting work, earthworks, pavement works, and other construction methods. In addition, we will study important issues in construction field such as safety management of children parks and greening of artificial surface.
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    ESTIMATION OF LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
    This course focus on the introduction of the estimation of construction cost with understanding the basic principles of landscape construction processes and construction methods.
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    LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS
    This course deals with description, analysis and evaluation of diverse landscape phenomena in nature and urban environment. It examines methodology of composing visual landscape for specific themes in which human design intentions are represented. It deals with practical training of landscape composition from the standpoint of esthetics and ethics.
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    METHOD & RESEARCH OF AGRONOMY TEACHING MATERIALS
    Introduction to methods and techniques employed in investigation and reporting educational problems. Suggested for all candidates in education for undergraduate degrees. In addition, this course deals with methodological issues and problems in education.
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    THEORIES AND METHODS IN URBAN DESIGN
    Considering the nature of modern cities which have multi structures and diversified forms by plural subjects, this course deals with theories and background of urban design, and explores practical methods of urban design with case study projects for desirable human environment.
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    TOURISM PLANNING
    This course discuss theory and mechanisms of tourism planning and methodology. Major topics include tourism demand and supply analysis, land suitability analysis methods, carrying capacity analysis of tourism site, analysis of tourism resources, tourism plan-making process, and management of tourism area. This course required both understanding of theory and submitting class assignments.
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    LANDSCAPE DESIGN STUDIO(2)
    Landscape design can be defined as imposing human values on the land. Thus very diversified design scopes, approaches, theories, and methodology are possible. In this studio course students are to design selected projects according to the given research framework. Through examining theories and training practices, it aims at elevating abilities of professional design and cultivating creative and experimental thinking.
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    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PRACTICE
    In this class, we will learn how to prepare detailed construction drawings and estimates costs through detailed drawings, which are essential in landscape architecture practice. In landscape construction, detailed construction drawings such as parking lot, block pavement, rest facility installation, exercise equipment installation, planting plan, etc., and basic data for construction cost calculation such as quantity calculation and statement are considered and process management practice is conducted.
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    RURAL PLANNING
    Rural planning is the study of rural spatial planning at a variety of scales. Its specific objective of the subject is to provide a detailed knowledge of rural concept and scope, survey methods of rural amenity resources, rural landscape planning, and green tourism planning.
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    SEMINAR ON LANDSCAPE DESIGN
    The program is an intensive course of landscape architecture design, which supports its goal of an advanced educational setting for the graduation design and contest exhibits. It attempts to bridge specialized knowledge and designing skills that students have learned in class and thus to establish creative output. Furthermore, it has significance of allowing students to have opportunities to strengthen their capacities for hands on experience. This course is proceeded in the form of studio. Through diverse lectures by faculty , by industrial human power and by the students' spontaneous presentation. It is possible to acquire harmony between theory and design, creativity and embodiment strategy, attainment and potential of technical application. Thus develop planning and designing skills which conform with the social requirement.
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    CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
    This course deals with theories and methods of the landscape architectural works which belong to various design styles including Modernism by analyzing their theoretical background, philosophy, design principles and trends, and thereby suggests a desirable future to which landscape architecture should be oriented.
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    REGIONAL LANDSCAPE PLANNING
    The purpose of course is to review an understanding existing theory and its application for regional landscape planning based on ecological perspective, including various regional programs and techniques, land suitability analysis, carrying capacity analysis, land classification mapping, regional impact analysis, siting major facility location, regional management tools and principles and practice of Geographical Information System.
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    URBAN ECOSYSTEM AND ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
    The urban ecosystem is an artificial ecosystem with characteristics that are distinct from the natural ecosystem. As an ecosystem dominated by humans, not wild animals and plants, various environmental factors such as atmosphere, water, soil, animals and plants have different structures. Therefore, we should understand the relationship between ecological environments in various sites of city such as parks, gardens, roof gardens, wall greening, rivers and urban forests, and artificial structures such as buildings, roads, and bridges, and restore the ecosystem within the city for a sustainable future.

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