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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Minor in Landscape Design  

Minor in Landscape Design

Adviser: Holly Nelson; Blake Hall Room 116 (

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The minor in landscape design focuses on both social and environmental aspects of landscape design. It is designed for students who are interested in design and issues related to how we form our landscapes. It is a great foundation for graduate school in design disciplines, providing grounding in architectural drawing and "reading" the landscape, and the student will develop an understanding of design thinking and how designers learn in a studio environment. The landscape design minor is not offered to students majoring in landscape architecture.

Learning Objectives
  • Read the landscape, including the social and environmental forces that shape our world;
  • Engage critically in the process of creative expression;
  • Practice design as an iterative process and foster experimentation in the making of form; and
  • Express design intentions through drawing, modeling, recording, and presentation.


Foundation: 3 credits
11:550:101  Landscape Studies (3 credits + DIVERSITY CORE) or
11:550:230  Environmental Design Analysis (3 credits + CC CORE) or
11:550:250  History of Landscape Architecture (3 credits + HISTORY CORE)

Environmental Issues and Social Approaches to Design: 3 credits

01:082:275  Cinema and the City (3 credits)
01:082:101  Building the Future: An Introduction to Architecture (3 credits)
11:573:202  Environmental Issues (3 credits + CC CORE)  
11:374:101  Introduction to Human Ecology (3 credits)
01:450:250  Cities (4 credits)
11:550:235  Herbaceous Plants (3 credits)

Design classes: 12.5 credits minimum
Studio Foundation classes:
11:550:237  Landscape Drawing and Drafting (3 credits + A+H CORE)
11:550:231  Introduction to Environmental Design (5 credits) (Corequisite: 11:550:237)*
11:550:301  Social and Cultural Aspects of Design (3 credits)
11:550:238  2D Digital Design and Drafting (1.5 credits) or
11:550:339  2D Digital Design Communication (1.5 credits)*

Total credits required: 18.5 minimum

*Environmental planning majors need to take 11:550:232 Introduction to Environmental Design 2 or a Praxis Studio with the permission of the instructor.

Additional Preapproved Studios for Environmental Planners
11:550:439  Suburbia Transformed (3 credits) or
11:550:442  Sustainable Landscape Technologies (3 credits) or
10:832:202  Designing Healthy Cities (Bloustein studio-3 credits) or
11:550:333   Design Build Studio (5 credits)
11:550:340  Planting Design (4 credits)
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