Landscape Architecture - Three Year Program Requirements


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

***3YR Curriculum Guide  and F17/W18 MLA Time Schedule ***

 

 

Studio Courses (25 credits)

  • EAS 587 a (2)(f) Place and Environment
  • EAS 587 b (2)(f) Making Place
  • EAS 590 a (2)(f) Principles of Eco Design
  • EAS 590 b (2)(f) Ecological Site Design
  • EAS 687 (4)* Landscape Planning and Analysis
  • EAS 688 (4) Site Planning and Design
  • EAS 691 (3) Planting Design
  • EAS 750 (2) Urban Design
  • EAS 787 (2+2) Metropolitan Design Dynamics

 

Visualization and Graphics Courses (7 credits)

 

Landscape Technologies (10 credits)

  • EAS 588 (4)(f) Site Engineering
  • EAS 591 (3)(f) Materials & Methods
  • EAS 501 (3) Professional Practice

 

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

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

 

Open Electives


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

 

SEAS Requirements (17-18 credits)

  • Ecological Processes  
    • EAS 509 (4) Ecology: Concepts & Applications
    • EAS 436 (4) Woody Plants
  • IAMS Requirement (2 courses; 3 credits minimum) (see reverse)
  • Opus Requirement (at most 6 credits of EAS 700/701)

*   Meets SEAS 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.


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 – Social Vulnerability & Adaptation to Environ Change
  • 578 – Urban Stormwater
  • 530 -  Decision-Making For Sustainability
  • 552 – Ecosystem Services
  • 572 – 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
  • 687 – Landscape Planning


Winter

  • 501 – Stakeholder Network Analysis 
  • 501 – Science and Management of the Great Lakes
  • 545 – Applied Ecosystem Modeling 
  • 550 – Systems Thinking for Sustainable Development
  • 557 – Industrial Ecology
  • 581 – Advanced Education for Environment and Sustainability
  • 589 – Ecological Restoration
  • 610 – Advanced LCA Methods and Software Tools (Winter B
  • 641 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  • 787 – Metro Studio (MLA only)