Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
.75 hour lecture, .5 hour laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 15 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: .75 Lab Hours: .5 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 11-11-11

1. Description -
Basic perspective sketching for landscape design presentations. Setup and rendering of one-point and two-point perspectives, including location of horizon lines and vanishing points, height determination, positioning of objects, and rendering techniques for plants, people, structures, and hardscape. Emphasis is on creating one point, quick sketch perspectives for presentation to clients.
Prerequisite: None
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. Select appropriate perspective technique.
  2. Establish reference and guide points to draw perspective framework.
  3. Locate and rough sketch landscape elements in perspective.
  4. Render landscape elements.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Design laboratory. Students provide drafting equipment and supplies as needed.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Use of perspective as a landscape communication tool
  2. Rules of perspective
  3. Selection of appropriate perspective techniques
  4. Setup and drawing of one and two point perspectives
    1. Selecting drawing angle
    2. Setting horizon line
    3. Establishing vanishing points
    4. Preparing base plane grid
    5. Establishing measuring line
    6. Locating objects
    7. Rough sketching objects
  5. Rendering objects in the landscape
    1. Creating surface textures
    2. Creating perspective through shading and depth perception
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
Methods of evaluation used for this course will include:
  1. Drawing projects.
  2. Documented active participation which furthers design skills.
7. Representative Text(s) -
Reid, Grant, Landscape Graphics (revised), New York, NY, Watson Guptill Publishers, 2002.

8. Disciplines -
Environmental Horticulture & Design
9. Method of Instruction -
Instructional methods to be used in this class will include:
  1. Lectures.
  2. Participate in discussions.
  3. Engage in lab activities.
  4. Read assigned reading activities.
10. Lab Content -
Lab content will include:
  1. Identify perspective characteristics.
  2. Set up perspective drawings.
  3. Render perspectives drawings.
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
12. Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Reading assignments will include reading approximately 10-20 pages per week from assigned text and supplemental reading.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a restricted support course for the AS degree in Environmental Horticulture & Design.

Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-12 12:37:51

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines