Landscape Architecture College of Design

Landscape Architecture Minor

 

Students in landscape architecture develop professional design skills through courses that address the increasingly complex relationships between art, ecology, and community that influence and inform design on the land.

 

Courses emphasize three principal areas of study:

  1. Landscape architecture as a means to add to the aesthetic richness of our culture and environment--helping us to better understand ourselves and our place in the world.
  2. Integration of biological, geophysical, and ecological processes into lasting, meaningful, and systemically rigorous landscape architecture that sustains and protects the health of people and the ecosystems on which they depend.
  3. Design for urban and suburban places and people, with emphasis on gaining knowledge and experience through direct engagement with clients and the public in order to address the problems and opportunities of the metropolitan core of cities.

Eligibility

Open to Master's and Doctoral Students at the University of Minnesota.

Applying

Complete the application HERE. Contact Janaya Martin with questions.

Courses

 

Master’s Students, 9 credits

Required Course: LA 5413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History (3 cr)

Electives - 6 credits

LA 5003 - Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design (3 cr)

LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology (3 cr)

LA 5514 - Making the Mississippi (3 cr)

LA 5755 - Infrastructure, Natural Systems and the Space of Inhabited Landscapes (3 cr)

LA 5771 - Landscape Infrastructure and Systems I (3 cr)

LA 8301 - Landscape Architecture: Research Issues and Methods (3 cr)


Doctoral Students, 12 credits

Required Course: LA 5413 - Introduction to Landscape Architectural History (3 cr)

Electives - 9 credits

LA 5003 - Case Studies in Sustainable Landscape Planning and Design (3 cr)

LA 5204 - Metropolitan Landscape Ecology (3 cr)

LA 5514 - Making the Mississippi (3 cr)

LA 5755 - Infrastructure, Natural Systems and the Space of Inhabited Landscapes (3 cr)

LA 5771 - Landscape Infrastructure and Systems I (3 cr)

LA 8301 - Landscape Architecture: Research Issues and Methods (3 cr)
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