HORT 90H: LANDSCAPE LIGHTING
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2021|
|Hours:||12 lecture per quarter (12 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate practical knowledge of lighting and electrical equipment.
- compare and contrast different lighting systems.
The student will be able to:
A. Understand landscape lighting theory and design
B. Describe landscape lighting equipment
C. Demonstrate safety in lighting installation
D. Prepare a plan for maintaining a landscape lighting system
A. Landscape lighting
1. Theory (aesthetics and function)
2. Design (lighting soft and hard-scape features)
4. Lighting for culturally diverse settings
B. Lighting equipment and materials
2. Low voltage vs. 110/120 systems
C. Safety issues
D. Methods and techniques for installing and maintaining lighting systems
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
B. Students provide work boots, leather gloves, and clothing for field work.
Method(s) of Evaluation
Lighting skills project
Installation of a lighting demonstration
Method(s) of Instruction
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Moyer, Janet Lennox. The Landscape Lighting Book. 2013.
Raine, John. Garden Lighting. 2005.
These books are seminal pieces of literature and still contain valid material.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading assignments will include reading approximately 30 pages per week from the assigned text.
B. There are no writing assignments for this course.