Sustainable Environmental Design

(College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

(Department of Human Ecology)

Pasty Eubanks Owens, M.L.A., Vice Chair, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design

Program Office. 131 Hunt Hall; 530-752-3907; http://humanecology.ucdavis.edu/lda/academic_programs/sed

Faculty. http://humanecology.ucdavis.edu/lda/people/faculty/

The Major Program

The Sustainable Environmental Design major is intended to build student understanding and skills related to creation of sustainable communities and landscapes. Coursework emphasizes urban and environmental design, sustainable development theory & practice, green building, local government planning & decision-making, community dynamics & organizations, and written, graphic, and oral presentation of sustainability strategies.

The Program

The Sustainable Environmental Design major is particularly suited for students who are interested in the physical form & design of communities and related public & private processes. It is focused on the physical environment of communities and the process of designing, planning for, and regulating the built landscape and the place-making considerations involved in creating sustainable communities.

Major Advisor. Patsy Eubank Owens

Advising Center. See Sharla Cheney, 135 Hunt Hall; 530-754-8628; scheney@ucdavis.edu.

Career Alternatives. Graduates will choose to pursue work in government, community organizations, education, or the private sector. They will also be well-positioned to pursue graduate education in city & regional planning, landscape architecture, architecture, public policy, public administration, law, real estate, and related fields.

Courses in Sustainable Environmental Design. See course listing under Landscape Architecture.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 61
English Writing/Oral Communication – Also counts toward English Composition Requirement
8
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
Choose one 4 unit course each in Statistics (STA), Economics (ECN), Political Science (POL), Physical Sciences (CHE, PHY, SSC, GEL, AST), & Sociology (SOC).
20
LDA 001
Introduction to Environmental Design (Active)
4
LDA 002
Place, Culture and Community (Active)
4
LDA 003
Sustainable Development: Theory and Practice (Active)
4
LDA 021
Landscape Representation I (Active)
4
LDA 030
History of Environmental Design (Active)
4
LDA 050
Site Ecology (Active)
4
LDA 070
Introduction to Spacemaking (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 20
LDA 140
Green Building, Design, and Materials (Active)
4
LDA 141
Community Participation and Design (Active)
4
LDA 142
Applying Sustainable Strategies (Active)
6
ESP 171
Urban and Regional Planning (Active)
4
LDA 190
Proseminar in Landscape Architecture (Active)
2
Restricted Electives
Units: 20-25
Choose 20 units of upper division courses chosen from courses related to Community Sustainability.
20
Internship; recommended
5
Total: 101-106