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Minors

Landscape Design and Planning Minor

The Landscape Design and Planning minor focuses on issues of land use and design strategies that create a future that provides a quality lifestyle in a sustainable environment for an ever-increasing human population.

 

 

 

Admission Requirements:

You must be in good academic standing with a minimum 2.00 cumulative University of Minnesota GPA.

 

 

 

Program Requirements:

  • This minor requires a minimum of 21 credits.
  • All coursework must be must be taken on the A/F grade base and must be completed with a C- or better.
  • No more than three courses taken for a major degree may be applied toward the requirements of the minor.
  • Study abroad and transfer coursework must be approved by the minor adviser.
  • A maximum of nine transfer/study abroad credits may be used toward the minor.

 

 

 

Course Requirements:

Required Courses Credits
   

LA 1401

The Designed Environment
3
LA 3001 Understanding and Creating Landscape Space 3
LA 3003 Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design
3
LA 3413 Introduction to Landscape Architecture History 3
   
   
Elective Courses (select three courses)
     
Arch 3711W Environmental Design and the Sociocultural Context
3
   

EEB 3001

OR

ESPM 3108

Ecology and Society

 

Ecology of Managed Systems

3
     
LA 1201 Learning from the Landscape
3
LA 1301 Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing
3
LA 2301 Advanced Representation for Environmental Design
3
LA 2302 Computer-Aided Representation for Environmental Design
3
LA 3002 Informants of Creating Landscape Space
3
LA 3004 Regional Landscape Planning
3
LA 3204 Landscape Ecology
3
LA 3501 Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context
3
LA 3514 Making the Mississippi
3
LA 3571 Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering
3
LA 4001 Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices
3
LA 4002 Implementation of Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices
3
LA 4755 Infrastructure, Natural Systems and the Space of Inhabited Landscapes
3
LA 8302 Professional Practice
3
     

 

 

Application Process:

Apply online for the minor. The application should take just a couple of minutes.

 

If you are unsure about the minor and would like to speak to an adviser, complete the online application and include your questions in the final comment box. An adviser will contact you before processing your application.

 

 

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