Nov 30, 2022  
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 
    
USC Catalogue 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Landscape Architecture (MHC/MLArch)


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The Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism dual degree program facilitates highly related cross-disciplinary studies in heritage conservation and in landscape architecture at the master’s level. The primary objective of the dual degree curriculum is to impart to students a basic familiarity with the origins and development of the philosophies, theories, and practices of landscape architecture and heritage conservation. This curriculum has been developed so that students will graduate from this program with a broad practical knowledge of the techniques and strategies for conserving the existing built environment through the lens of cultural landscape studies and landscape architecture. Students will be expected to understand the critical methodological tools necessary for a professional engaged in the investigation, interpretation, and evaluation of the cultural landscapes that surround us.

Qualified students who are admitted to the Master of Heritage Conservation and the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism program in the School of Architecture may complete both degrees in a highly integrated five- to seven-semester program.

Completion of the dual degree requires 37 units of courses in heritage conservation (including 5 units of thesis) and either 50 units of landscape architecture (for those students admitted with advanced placement); or 74 units of landscape architecture (for those students admitted to the three-year curriculum).

Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Landscape Architecture (Advanced Placement)


Qualified students who have completed a pre-professional undergraduate degree in landscape architecture or environmental design, or a professional degree in architecture and are admitted to the graduate landscape architecture + urbanism program in the School of Architecture with advanced placement may complete both degrees in a highly integrated five-semester program.

Completion of the dual degree with MLArch advanced placement requires 87 units, including 37 units of courses in heritage conservation (including 5 units of thesis) and 50 units of courses in landscape architecture + urbanism.

Thesis:


Thesis requirements:

  • The topic chosen must be relevant to both degrees.
  • There must be one committee member from each degree program – the third committee member should be selected relative to the topic selected.

Total units for MHC: 37


Electives:


3 units of elective courses taken in the School of Architecture.

*Electives must be 400-level and above.

Total units for MLArch: 50


Note:


Students in this dual degree will be waived out of ARCH 558  in the MHC core as design knowledge is obtained in the landscape architecture + urbanism courses. Students in this dual degree will also be waived out of the ARCH 554  practicum requirement as students will instead be required to take ARCH 559 , Cultural Resource Management and ARCH 570 , the Cultural Landscape Practicum.

Total units for dual degree: 87


Master of Heritage Conservation/Master of Landscape Architecture (Three-Year Curriculum)


Qualified students admitted to the Master of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism three-year curriculum in the School of Architecture may complete both degrees in a highly integrated seven-semester program.

Completion of the dual degree with the MLArch three-year curriculum requires 111 units, including 37 units of courses in heritage conservation (including 5 units of thesis) and 74 units of courses in landscape architecture + urbanism.

Note:


Students in this dual degree will be waived out of ARCH 558  in the MHC core as design knowledge is obtained in the landscape architecture + urbanism courses. Students in this dual degree will also be waived out of the ARCH 554  practicum requirement as students will instead be required to take ARCH 559 , Cultural Resource Management and ARCH 570 , the Cultural Landscape Practicum.

Total units for MLArch: 74


Total units for dual degree: 111


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