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Course Highlights

Below is a listing of special-interest courses.

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GVPT309X: The Israeli Palestinian Experiment

This interactive course provides contending and shared perspectives of the cycles of war and peacebuilding with simulations. Topics include common ground on Jerusalem, Palestinian refugees, Jewish settlements, water, borders and security. Professor Kaufman has been Director of both the Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (UMD). He is concurrently teaching in Israel. Professor Hassassian has been Dean and Vice-President of Bethlehem University and is currently Palestinian Ambassador to the United Kingdom. For more information, contact kaufmane@umd.edu. Course preview is available on YouTube and Internet: search for 'Israeli Palestinian Team Teaching'.

LARC121: Digital Design Futures

Students are provided with the opportunity to 1) explore basic design principles and practice, 2) explore and apply computer concepts and principles, 3) learn and apply basic computer tools used in landscape architecture and allied disciplines, and 4) demonstrate competency in design vocabulary and computer applications through demonstrated deliverables used in the built environment design fields.

LARC489O: Special Topics in Landscape Architecture; Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD): Urban Construction

This Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) course applies computer drafting using AutoCAD. It focuses on providing the technical skills for students who are working in built environment professions. Drawing types may include (but not be limited to) site plan drawings, construction detailing, grading plans, site layout plans and sheet layout conventions.

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