Programs

Minors

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The Minor in Architecture or Landscape Architecture provides the flexibility of complementing a student’s major with an area of specialization. Taking a minor in the School of Architecture is a unique opportunity for a student to stimulate his or her imagination and learn creative approaches to problem solving.

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Students in good academic standing who have completed their freshman year are eligible.  To add the minor, please contact an Academic Advisor, archadvs@usc.edu.

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Course Requirements

The requirements for the Minor in Architecture include three required courses (8 units) and a minimum of 12 units of upper division courses.

 

Students may elect to take the upper division courses in an area of specialization, such as architectural history and theory, historic preservation, computers and design, visual communication, landscape architecture, public places — urban spaces, housing or practice management. This minor is not available to architecture majors.

 

Following is the program curriculum for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.

 

The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.

 

Required Courses 8 Units
106x Workshop in Architecture 2
114 Architecture: Culture and Community 2
304x Intensive Survey: Prehistory to the Present 4

 

 

Upper Division Courses (300-599 level)             12 Units      

 

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The minor provides students with the ability to integrate the ecological and cultural dimensions of landscape architecture into their course of study. Studies are about repairing and sustaining natural systems in cities, about the history of human settlements, places, and gardens in urban landscapes, and about the cultural and aesthetic meanings of landscape architecture design. This is an excellent emphasis for students in environmental studies, civil engineering, planning and anthropology. This minor is not available to architecture majors.

 

 

Course Requirements

The Minor in Landscape Architecture consists of three required courses (11 units) and a minimum of 10 units of upper division courses.

 

Non-architecture students must obtain written approval from their academic unit in order to take a 500-level course. For more information, contact an architecture advisor, archadvs@usc.edu.

 

Following is the program curriculum for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.  For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.

 

The USC Catalogue is the document of authority for all students. The program requirements listed in the USC Catalogue supersede any information which may be contained in any bulletin of any school or department. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations, requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other contents of this catalogue at any time.

 

Required Courses 11 Units
203 Visualizing and Experiencing the Built Environment 4
361L Ecological Factors in Design 3
465 The Landscape Imaginary 4

 

 

Upper Division Courses 10 Units
303 Principles of Spatial Design I 4
363 Plant Material Identification: Horticulture 4
432 People, Place and Culture: Architecture of the Public Realm 4
463 Plant Materials Identification: California Plant Communities 4
531 The Natural Landscape 3
536 The Landscape Planning Process 3
544 Urban Landscape: Process and Place 3
545 Urban Landscape: Contemporary History and Prospect 3
547 Urban Nature 3
565 Global History of Landscape Architecture 3
566 Cross-Cultural Topics in Landscape Architecture History 3, max 6

 

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