College of Environment and Design

Cultural Diversity Requirement

  1. The following required courses contain a comprehensive exposure to cultural diversity:
    1. LAND 1500 Design and the Environment (3 hrs.) Meets full Environmental Ethics Requirement and deals with integrating ecological, social, and cultural values.
    2. LAND 2510 History of the Built Environment I: Landscape (3 hrs.) Ancient through Renaissance periods, design of the built environment relative to socio-cultural, technological, aesthetic, and environmental factors.
    3. LAND 2520 History of the Built Environment II: Architecture (3 hrs.) 1600 A.D. to the present.
  2. There are a large number of other courses which have considerable "cultural" content or which, depending on the project selected could have (and often do). All students complete the program with a comprehensive design project, which must take all primary factors into consideration (environmental, social, cultural, economic, etc.)  LAND 4900.
  3. All students are required to do an internship during the summer between their 3rd and 4th years. These internships are in professional design practices or in public agencies. LAND 4700 Landscape Architecture Internship (3 hrs. minimum of two months).
  4. All students are exposed to field trips and studies built into eight required four-hour design studios, which are taken during each semester of the four final years in the program (LAND 2010, LAND 2020, LAND 3030, LAND 3040, LAND 4050/6050, LAND 4060, LAND 4070/6070, and LAND 4080/6080, LAND 4090/6090, or LAND 4095).
  5. The College also has elective summer field studies or studies abroad in Cortona (Italy), Croatia, and Costa Rica. LAND 4800/6800.
Because virtually all of the above are requirements for graduation from the program, our compliance monitor will be the BLA Program Director.