BS Learning Goals and Objectives

Department BS Learning Goals

The Essential Learning Outcomes for the BS Major Landscape Architecture program are based on (1) the Department’s overall curricular goals; (2) the University’s “ Essential Learning Outcomes”; and (3) the goals of the program.

BS Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Integrate social, cultural, ecological and technological dimensions in solving novel problems concerning the conservation or management of sustainable natural and cultural landscapes.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to explore ideas and synthesize information, both independently and in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Demonstrate competence and critical judgment in applying the intellectual and technical skills necessary for site and landscape-scale natural and cultural resource conservation planning and management; in particular the skills of: site inventory and analysis, spatial and temporal analysis; geographic information systems; programming; synthesis; communication; implementation; and evaluation.
  • Understand, apply and evaluate the principles, theories and recent research findings underlying at least one of the following fields of landscape studies, in particular cultural and historic landscapes, environmental planning, and ecological restoration.
  • Demonstrate advanced communication skills, including visual, verbal, and written presentation skills.
  • Be able to perform as a member of a public or private natural or cultural resources conservation or preservation office or agency.