The minor in Community Planning is directed to those students from all academic fields who wish to expand their knowledge of the processes involved in community planning and development. The minor requires a total of 18 credits. Nine of the 18 credits are required courses and the remaining are elective courses.
CPL 410 is the required introductory core course for the minor. In addition, each student is required to complete six credits from the following list: CPL 391, 434, 450, 485, and 538. A maximum of 3 credits of CPL 391 can be applied toward the required courses of the minor. Alternatively, three credits of CPL 391 can be applied toward the elective courses in the minor.
Successful completion of nine credits of elective courses from the following list is required in consultation with the community planning minor advisor, Professor Farhad Atash: AAF/PSC 410, 466; CPL 391, 392, 397; CVE 346; ECN 402; GEG 101, 104, 200, 203; HDF 418, 424, 434, 440; LAR 201, 202; MAF 465, 475, 484; NRS/ CPL 300; NRS 415, 450; PHL 318; PSC 221, 402; and SOC 214, 240. These elective courses cannot be simultaneously counted toward a major.
Interested students should contact Professor Farhad Atash in the West Tower Office of Rodman Hall (third floor), 401.874.2982 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The minor in geography is designed to enhance student spatial skills. Global awareness is a fundamental component of many programs of study here at URI. It is a critical element in developing spatial literacy. The required courses for the minor include GEG 101 (3 credits) and three of the following (9 credits): GEG 104, 200, 203, and 511.
Six credits of electives are chosen from the following list in consultation with the geography advisor, Professor William Gordon: AAF/PSC 410, 466; APG 203; CPL 210, 410; GEG 202, 350; GEO 103, 210; HIS (a state, regional, or national history course); OCG 123; PSC 116, 377, 403, 407, and 408. These courses cannot be double counted for a student’s academic minor and major.
Interested students should contact Professor William Gordon in the East Tower Office of Rodman Hall (third floor), 401.874.5108 or email@example.com.
The minor in Landscape Architecture is for students who wish to expand their knowledge of human intervention on the landscape while completing their education at URI. The minor requires a total of 18 credits. Nine of the 18 credits are the required courses and the remaining are elective courses.
LAR 201, LAR 202 and LAR 491 are the required core courses for the minor. In addition to these courses, completion of nine credits of elective courses from the following list is required in consultation with the landscape architecture minor advisor, Professor Will Green: CPL 410; CPL538; LAR 302; LAR 353; LAR 354; PLS 222; PLS 320; and PLS 350. These elective courses cannot be simultaneously counted toward a major.
Interested students should contact Professor Will Green 201 Rodman Hall 401.874.2142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jessica Newman, ‘11
Hometown, Coventry, RI
Jessica started her education at URI as an art major, and then discovered that landscape architecture would allow her to blend her love of nature and art. She never dreamed how much the switch would inspire her creativity and her goals. An internship on the property of a Vermont mansion gave her real-life experiences maintaining and restoring formal gardens and designing future garden plans. The small class sizes enabled her to develop big-time friendships with classmates and professors. Now she’s exploring the many different directions landscape architects can go - from historic preservation to environmental protection to the National Park Service and more.
Keven Jaramillo, ‘13
Hometown: Pawtucket, RI
In his internship at the Pawtucket Country Club, Keven is part of a crew that maintains the golf course greens. He’s getting experience in everything from cutting grass around the bunkers and fray ways to raking bunker cut greens to roping fray ways and rolling greens. And he’s learning about the importance of effective communication with coworkers, a skill that he uses in his work as a resident hall advisor, and one that’s sure to help him no matter where his career in landscape architecture leads. He credits the dedication and attention of the landscape architecture professors for an engaging learning experience that seems to keep getting better and better. Although he doesn’t graduate until 2013, he’s already set his sites on starting his own landscape architecture firm which will specialize in golf course design.