2016-2017 Catalog

HLSM 1400 Natural Systems and Sustainability

3.0 - 0.0 - 3.0


(1) HLSM 1010 - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This class introduces students to the basic principles and importance of natural systems, focusing on ecology and biodiversity. Students are also introduced to the role of sustainability in landscape design and its effect on natural systems. This class encourages critical thinking about design and its impact on the site and surrounding area. Current and potential sustainable design theories are examined along with a brief history of sustainable design.