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USC Catalogue 2020-2021 
USC Catalogue 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Global Geodesign (BS)

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The USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute offers a pioneering BS in Global Geodesign to prepare individuals with the integrative ability to analyze the role of place, space and time to address issues of environmental sustainability and human well-being on neighborhood, community, regional and global scales in multidisciplinary and multi-dimensional ways.

Throughout their program, USC Global Geodesign students engage with the faculty and students in the global geodesign programs at the Amsterdam University College/Vrije University Amsterdam consortium in the Netherlands and Peking University in China, considered the leading academic institutions for geodesign on their respective continent. This global cohort undertakes course work, research-based field work, intensive studios and a rich extracurricular program in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Beijing coordinated among the three university faculties. Through these immersive multicultural and interdisciplinary experiences in spatial sciences, architecture, landscape architecture and urban and regional planning, global geodesign graduates will have perspectives and backgrounds that will uniquely position them to contribute to improving the built and natural environments around the world.

Major Requirements

Courses should be taken in addition to core major requirements and general degree requirements.

Global Geodesign Intensive Studios

International geodesign courses taken during two seperate summer sessions while students are abroad.

Global Geodesign Capstone

Culminating capstone class required for degree completion

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