The minor in Landscape Studies is designed for students who want to study our environment through multi-disciplinary approaches: human geography, history and theory of landscape, landscape in literature and the arts, the politics of landscape, planning and design. The minor may complement majors and other minors in many fields, including Engineering, Architecture, Sociology, Psychology, Biological Sciences, Government, Economics, and Literary Studies. Our requirements for the minor will serve you as a guide for your studies.
The minor consists of six courses, to be chosen in consultation with an LSS adviser. One course must be at the 300 level.
- A one-semester introductory course, LSS 105
- One other LSS course: LSS 200 or 210 (colloquia) or LSS 200 (colloquium) or LSS 100 taken twice
- Biology 120 & 212 Landscape Plants & Issues, plus lab; or Biology 122 and 123 Horticulture I, plus lab
Students will select three other courses from the list of related courses, in consultation with the minor adviser. We encourage you to concentrate these three courses in one of the following areas:
- Landscape Design, History and Theory (e.g., LSS 250, 255, and LSS 300; related courses in Art History and Literature)
- Land use and development (e.g., environmental science and policy, engineering, urban studies, sociology and studio courses)
- Horticulture and plant biology