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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Landscape Architecture
Hours: 15 credits, all completed with grades of C or better

College of Design, Construction and Planning

The minor in landscape architecture provides a general overview of the profession and an introduction to environmental and cultural issues and to design, planning and management theory and applications. This minor does not qualify a student for practice or for professional licensure.

To help chart course work, application to the minor should be made as soon as possible after the student has been admitted to an upper-division college. To be considered, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.

All graduating students who meet the requirements and have been approved for the minor will have the minor listed on their transcripts.

Of the 15-hour minimum requirement, six hours are required courses. The remaining hours can be based on interests and background. Students with design, construction, engineering or other technical backgrounds may participate in design and/or construction studios in addition to lecture courses. Acceptance into studio courses is granted with permission of the instructor if space is available.

Additional courses in the professional design and construction sequences and in graduate seminars may be possible for students with specialized backgrounds, such as in other design fields, building construction or engineering. The instructor’s permission is required to take courses other than those listed below.

Required Courses

LAA 1920 Introduction to Landscape Architecture OR
LAA 2710 History of Landscape Architecture
LAA 2330 Site Analysis3

Electives open to all students

LAA 3510 Planting Design for Residence3
LAA 3530 Landscape Management3
LAA 4830 Recreation and Park Planning3
LAA 4905 Special Studies in Landscape Architecture1-6
LAA 4935 Gardens of the World3
LAA 6342 Landscape Architecture Criticism3
LAA 6382 Ecological and Environmental Policy3

Electives open to students with previous computer experience

LAA 2370 CAD Landform Modeling3
LAA 3372 Computer Applications in Landscape Architecture3