School of Architecture

Minors in Architecture

Minor in Architecture

The minor in architecture provides the flexibility of complementing a student’s major with an area of specialization. Taking a minor in architecture is a unique opportunity for a student to stimulate his or her imagination and learn creative approaches to problem solving.

Admission Requirements

Students in good academic standing who have completed the freshman year are eligible.

Course Requirements

The requirements for the minor include three required courses (8 units) and a minimum of 12 units of upper division courses.

Required courses Units
ARCH 106x Workshop in Architecture 2
ARCH 114 Architecture: Culture and Community 2
ARCH 304x Intensive Survey: Prehistory to the Present 4

Students may elect to take the upper division courses in an area of specialization, such as architectural history and theory, historic preservation, computers and design, visual communication, landscape architecture, public places – urban spaces, housing or practice management. This minor is not available to architecture majors.

Minor in Landscape Architecture

The minor is intended to help students understand the role of landscape architecture as a means for the integration of natural systems and landscapes with cultural values and purposes. Studies about natural resources and their importance in the built environment are joined with studies of the art of the garden. Landscape design, literature, music, painting and sculpture will be presented as it relates to physical settings, patterns of inhabitation and cultural rituals and meanings. This is an excellent emphasis for students in environmental studies, civil engineering, planning and anthropology. This minor is not available to architecture majors.

Admission Requirements

Students in good academic standing who have completed the freshman year are eligible.

Course Requirements

The minor in landscape architecture consists of three required courses (9 units) and a minimum of 14 units of upper division courses.

Required Courses Units
ARCH 106x Workshop in Architecture 2
ARCH 361L Ecological Factors in Design 3
ARCH 465 History of Landscape Architecture (Western Tradition) 4
Upper Division Courses (14 units) Units
ARCH 363 Plant Material Identification: Horticulture 4
ARCH 364 Materials and Methods of Landscape Architecture 3
ARCH 432 People, Places and Culture: Architecture of the Public Realm 4
ARCH 466 Nature, Landscape and Gardens in Non-Western Cultures 4
ARCH 499 Special Topics 2-4
ARCH 532 Elements of the Urban Landscape 2
ARCH 533 Urban Landscape Case Studies 2
ARCH 536 The Landscape Planning Process 3
ARCH 561 Architecture in the Urban Landscape: Projects and Places 2
ARCH 563 Architecture in the Urban Landscape: Comparative Theories 2
Non-architecture students must obtain written approval from their academic unit in order to take a 500-level course. For more information, call (213) 740-2090.