College of Design
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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 advisor.
  • A maximum of nine transfer/study abroad credits may be used toward the minor.

 

 

 

Course Requirements:

Required Courses Credits
   

LA 1401

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

EEB 3001

OR

ESPM 3108

Ecology and Society

 

Ecology of Managed Systems (fall term only)

3
     
LA 1201 Learning from the Landscape (fall term only)
3
LA 1301 Introduction to Landscape Architecture Drawing
3
LA 2301 Advanced Representation for Environmental Design (fall term only)
3
LA 3002 Informants of Creating Landscape Space (spring term only)
3
LA 3004 Regional Landscape Planning (spring term only)
3
LA 3204 Landscape Ecology (spring term only)
3
LA 3501 Environmental Design and Its Biological and Physical Context (spring term only)
3
LA 3514 Making the Mississippi (spring term only)
3
LA 3571 Landscape Construction: Site Systems and Engineering (fall term only)
3
LA 4001 Sustainable Landscape Design and Planning Practices (fall term only)
3
LA 4755 Infrastructure, Natural Systems and the Space of Inhabited Landscapes (fall term only)
3
LA 8302 Professional Practice (spring term only, instructor consent)
3
     

 

 

Application Process:

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

 

Questions:

If you have questions about applying for this minor or if you have already been admitted to the minor and have advising questions, please email our peer advisor at desminor@umn.edu.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

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