New Students - Tips for Picking an Elective

Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I know picking an elective can be difficult sometimes, so I hope these little tips help you with your choice.

I will note that the elective does not have to be related to landscape architecture. I encourage you to explore your other interests and take courses that interest you. Your only restriction will be if a course is restricted to only certain students (just like LARC 1100 is only for BLA students). You can look at second year courses, but just be careful of any prerequisites that are required (if you do not have them, you can not take it!) and know that the expectations will be higher for a second year course.

If you are stuck, have a look at the First Year Seminar course (UNIV 1200); you may find a topic that interests you (be careful- these fill up fast!). Another tip is to look at the subject areas offered in the drop down menu on WebAdvisor. Yes, some are only at the graduate level, but it is still a good quick glance at other subjects that are available. Have fun with it and pick a subject area that you would not normally choose just to see what is available!

If you are having difficulty choosing an elective, please contact me (Melinda). But be warned: I will be asking what else interests you. I do not make a habit of suggesting courses I think are good; you may not agree that Spanish is the best choice for you! 

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