This program is intended to introduce at the graduate level the basic subjects inherent to the field of landscape architecture: plant materials suitable to urban conditions; urban utility and transportation systems in relation to topography, natural drainage and pathways; plant and wildlife communities; as well as inquiries about landscape infrastructure and ecology, and the history of human settlement in the evolution of urban landscapes. Southern California and Los Angeles provide an exceptionally valuable natural and sociocultural laboratory for landscape architecture studies.
Following is the program curriculum for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.
- Required Courses
531 Urban Ecology (3 units)
537 Plant Ecology + Identification (3 units)
565* Global History of Designed Landscape(3 units)
566 Cross Cultural Topics in Landscape Architecture History (3 units)
* The pre-requisite for ARCH 565 is ARCH 414 Perspectives in History and Theory of Architecture- Landscape Imaginary (2 units).
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.