American University of Beirut

BLA Curriculum & Course Descriptions

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The BLA curriculum comprises a total of 144-credit hours normally taken over four years, ​​including summers. 

​​Year I
First Semester​
​Credits
​LDEM 202
​​Studio I: Landscape Design Fundamentals​​​   ​   ​     
4
​LDEM 200
Landscape Technical Drawing
​4
​LDEM 214
​Landscape and Geomorphology
​3
​LDEM 207
Landscape Architecture History I
​3
ENGL 203
Academic English​
​3
​Total 17
Second Semester
​Credits
​LDEM 216
​Studio II: Landscape Garden Design
​4
​LDEM 201
​Landscape Descriptive Drawing
​4
​LDEM 217
​Soils in the Landscape
3​
​LDEM 291
​Surveying and Base Plan Development
​3
LDEM 211
​Landscape Horticulture
​3
​Total 17
​​Summer Session
Credits​
​LDEM 252
​Computer Aided Design
​3
​LDEM 219
​Plant Material I
​2
Total 5​
Year II
First Semester
Credits
​LDEM 222
​Studio III: Landscape Planting Design
​4
​LDEM 210
​Botany and Plant Ecology for Landscape Architecture
​3
​LDEM 247
​Site Engineering I
​3
​LDEM 221
​Plant Material II
1​
​Humanities Elective
​3
​​Natural Sciences Elective
3​
Total 17​
​​Second Semester
​Credits
​LDEM 204
​Studio IV: Cultural Landscape Design​
6
​LDEM 208
​Landscape Architectre History II
​3
​LDEM 248
​Site Engineering II-Construction Material
​3
​LDEM 263
​Landscape Appreciation and Site Analysis
​3
​Total 17
Summer Session
​Credits
​LDEM 249
​Site Engineering III-Design Implementation
​4
​LDEM 231
​Sustainable Water Management Techniques
​3
​​Total 7
Year III
​​First Semester
Credits
​LDEM 228
​Studio V: Urban Landscape Design
​6
​LDEM 251
​Geographic Information System (GIS)
​3
​LDEM 218
​Landscape Ecology
​3
​Social Science Elective
​3
​Total 15
​Second Semester
​Credits
​LDEM 246
Studio VI: Natural Landscape Design​
​6
​LDEM 265
​Landscape Management
​3
​Quantitative Thought Elective 218
Any course from the GE list, except Math 203 (only students coming from humanities school background can take it); EDUC 271, EPHD 203, and NURS 203
​3

​LDEM 290
​Professional Practice
​3
​Total 15​
Summer Session
Credits 
​LDEM 292
​Internship (Practicum)
2​
​FAFS Elective
​3
Total 5
Year IV
First Semester
​Credits
​LDEM 241
​Studio VII: Landscape Capstone Project I
​4
​LDEM 260
​Contemporary Issues in Landscape Architecture
​3
​FAFS Elective
​3
​Social Science Elective
​3
​ENGL 204
​Advanced Academic English
​3
​​Total 16
Second Semester
Credits
LDEM 242
Studio VIII: Landscape Capstone Project II
6
​ARAB
​Arabic Comminication Skills
​3
​FAFS Elective
​3
​Humanities Elective
​3
​Total 15
​​TOTAL: 144 cr.
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