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College of Environment and Design

Minor in Landscape Studies



The minor in Landscape Studies will provide students with an enhanced understanding of the historic conflicts and opportunities that lie at the intersection of nature and healthy ecosystems and the design of the built human environment. The landscape studies minor structures an ecology inclusive of humanity and educates students in the role of design in shaping a better future. The landscape studies minor will help students explore social design and the history of design, design and human behavior, human ecology, humanity’s dependence on a healthy planet, concepts of sustainability, resiliency, energy efficiency, healthy living, and the positive impacts of evidenced based design. The minor is complimentary to many lines of inquiry such as Engineering, Plant Sciences, Geography, Geology, Business, Real Estate Development, Ecology, and Life and Physical Sciences.

  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work.

Required Courses (9 hours):

LAND 1500 or
LAND 1500E
Design and the Environment 3
LAND 2510 or
LAND 2510E
History of the Built Environment I: Landscape 3
LAND 2310 Introduction to Sustainability 3

Electives (Choose at least 9 hours):

EDES 4270/6270 Environmental Design Uses of Geographic Information Systems 3
EDES 4610/6610 Vernacular Architecture 3
EDES 4630/6630 The History and Theory of Twentieth-Century Architecture 3
EDES 4640/6640 The History of Urban Planning 3
EDES 4660/6660 Environment and Behavior: Theory and Practice  
HIPR 4400/6400 Southern Garden History  
HIPR 4480/6480 Introduction to Cultural Landscape Conservation  
LAND 3410 or LAND 3410S Plants of the South  
LAND 4360 Applied Landscape Ecology  
LAND 4400/6400 Plant Communities of the Southeast  
LAND 4410/6410 Field Sketching and Watercolor  
LAND 4430/6430 Landscape Photography  
LAND 4440/6440 Plant Communities of the Cherokee Landscape  
LAND 4450/6450 Plants for Temperate Landscapes  
LAND 4570 Contemporary Landscape Architecture Theory  
LAND 4580/6580 or  LAND 4580E/6580E Landscapes in Literature, the Arts, and Popular Culture  
LAND 4600/6600 Fundamentals of Land Design and Development  
LAND 4620/6620 Evolution of American Architecture  
LAND 4670/6670 (Re)Structuring the American Landscape  
LAND 4730/6730 Issues and Practices in Sustainable Design  
LAND 4800/6800 Field Study in Contemporary Landscape Architecture  


For more information, contact:

Dr. Martha DeHart, Academic Advisor

285 S. Jackson Street

706 542-4725

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