Plants for Designed Landscapes

Subject 207-297 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures, 24 hours of practicals/excursions
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 207-153 Horticultural Plants, 207-155 Horticultural Practice 2
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Subject Overview:

This subject seeks to produce students who can recognise, identify and select plants for a range of designed landscapes in south-eastern Australia. The content will include discussion of plants in thematic lists and the study of representative landscapes and case studies. The topics will include designed plantings based on aesthetic outcomes (eg. architectural foliage and form, heritage garden themes, herbaceous display, etc.) and functional outcomes (restored wetlands, coastal landscapes, streetscapes, interior landscapes, roof gardens and elevated plantings, shrub massing, screening).

Assessment: Two written plant recognition and identification tests, each 60 minutes duration (one mid-semester, one end-semester) 50%, one written assignment equivalent to 3000 words (end-semester) 50%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

  • The Burnley Plant Directory (database) (CDRom Version 1), The University of Melbourne
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture
Master of Landscape Architecture

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