The Minor in 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.
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.
Following is the program curriculum for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. For previous years, please consult the online USC Catalogue archive.
- REQUIRED COURSES (TOTAL UNITS: 11)
203 Visualizing And Experiencing The Built Environment (4 Units)
447 Ecological Factors In Design (3 Units)
465 The Landscape Imaginary (4 Units)
- UPPER DIVISION COURSES (TOTAL UNITS: 10)
303 Principles Of Spatial Design I (4 Units)
432 People, Places And Culture: Architecture Of The Public Realm (4 Units)
531 The Natural Landscape (3 Units)
536 The Landscape Planning Process (3 Units)
544 Urban Landscape: Process And Place (3 Units)
545 Urban Landscape: Contemporary History And Prospect (3 Units)
547 Urban Nature (3 Units)
565 Global History Of Landscape Architecture (3 Units)
566 Cross-Cultural Topics In Landscape Architecture History (3, Max 6 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COURSE REQUIREMENTS
The Minor in Landscape Architecture consists of three required courses (11 units) and a minimum of 10 units of upper division courses.