Landscape Architecture - Three Year Program Requirements

Requirements - 3 Year Program

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3YR Landscape Architecture Program Requirements (62 credits**)

Studio Courses (25 credits)

NRE 587 a (2)(f) Place and Environment
NRE 587 b (2)(f) Making Place
NRE 590 a (2)(f) Principles of Eco Design
NRE 590 b (2)(f) Ecological Site Design Design
NRE 687 (4)* Landscape Planning and Analysis
NRE 688 (4) Site Planning and Design
NRE 691 (3) Planting Design
NRE 501.022(2) Urban Design
NRE 787 (2+2) Metropolitan Dynamics

Visualization and Graphics Courses (7 credits)

NRE 585 (1 )(f) CAD
NRE 586 (2)(f) Visualizing the Environment
NRE 531 (4)* Principles ofGIS
Other

Landscape Technologies (10 credits)

NRE 588 (4)(f) Site Engineering
NRE 591 (3)(f) Materials & Methods
Arch 583 (3) Professional Practice

Landscape History and Theory (3 credits} with additional suggested elecctive

NRE 503 (3) History & Theory of Landscape Design H & T Elective

Open Electives

Cognate (4 credits outside SNRE; can be double counted with other degree requirements)

SNRE Requirements (17-18 credits)

Ecological Processes (take one)

NRE 509 (4) Ecology: Concepts & Applications or __ NRE 436 (4) Woody Plants
IAMS Requirement (2 courses; 3 credits minimum) (see reverse)
NRE 700/701 Opus

*Meets SNRE Analytics Requirement
** 44 non-foundation credits required by Rackham Graduate School

Any petitions to substitute or waive a requirement must be approved by appropriate faculty and submitted to OAP.

All courses must be taken on a graded basis, if taught for a grade. Courses modified as S/U do not count towards the 62 credit degree program.

Summary of Requirements for a 3YR Master of Landscape Architecture Degree Last Revised 02/23/2015

Integrated Analytic Methods and Skills Requirement

Students are required, at some point during their time enrolled in the program, to take 2 courses composing at least 3 credits from a faculty-approved list of courses that focus on integrative analytic methods and skills. The faculty-approved existing courses that satisfy this requirement are listed below:

Fall

501 – Urban Stormwater

552 – Ecosystem Services

514 – Environmental Impact Assessment

533 – Negotiation Skills  (Fall A)

536 – Mediation Skills

548 – Land Use and Global Change

570 - Environmental Economics

597 – Environmental Systems Analysis

564 – Localization Seminar 

677 – Climate Adaptation Seminar

677 – Qualitative Data Analysis

687 – Landscape Planning

Winter

501 – Network Analysis for Nat Res & Environ Planning  (Winter A)

501 – Interview Methods (Winter B)

501 – Science and Management of the Great Lakes    

501 - Decision Aiding for Risk & Environmental Management

532 - Natural Resource Conflict Management           

545- Applied Ecosystem Modeling     (Winter B)                                           

550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development

557 – Industrial Ecology                                             

581 – Advanced Environmental Education    

589 – Ecological Restoration

610 – Advanced LCA Methods and Software Tools       (Winter B)                                             

641 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods     

787 – Metro Studio (MLA only)