2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture [B.Sc.(Agr.)]

Urban Landscape Management (ULM)

The School of Environmental Design and Rural Development

The Major in Urban Landscape Management is designed to address the need for graduates who can manage not only attractive, but functional and sustainable, urban open spaces. Graduates will have an applied understanding of soil and plant science as they specifically relate to recreational and aesthetic urban open space. Students will learn to address issues in a multidisciplinary and creative manner reflecting environmental, social, political, cultural and economic imperatives.

Field Trips

Participation in organized visits to study site areas and projects sites is obligatory for all students taking certain courses in Urban Landscape Management. To the extent that is possible students will be informed of the dates, destinations and cost of field trips prior to registration. Students who have reason to seek exemption from the requirement may apply to the professor for permission to substitute papers on appropriate topics.

Selection of Electives

All electives may be chosen independently although counselling with the academic advisor is highly recommended. In selecting electives two approaches may be followed: 1) electives may be chosen from a variety of disciplines to achieve breadth of knowledge or 2) all or most electives may be chosen in a subject area in order to pursue a particular file of interest in depth. Students are cautioned to be aware of university regulations concerning the required minimum number of 3000 and 4000 level courses and that the prerequisite requirements of courses may direct them to take particular courses in preparation.

Semester 1

AGR*1100 [0.50] Introduction to the Agrifood Systems
BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

Semester 2

AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends & Issues
BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
ENGL*1200 [0.50] Reading the Contemporary World
One of:
ANTH*1150 [0.50] Introduction to Anthropology
PHIL*1010 [0.50] Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues
PSYC*1100 [0.50] Principles of Behaviour
SOC*1100 [0.50] Sociology

Semester 3

AGR*2320 [0.50] Soils in Agroecosystems
AGR*2400 [0.50] Economics of the Canadian Food System
EDRD*2010 [0.50] Introduction to Landscape Management
HORT*2450 [0.50] Introduction to Turfgrass Science
0.50 electives

Semester 4

BOT*2100 [0.50] Life Strategies of Plants
LARC*2820 [0.50] Urban and Regional Planning
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 5

BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology
LARC*2100 [0.50] Landscape Analysis
1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6

EDRD*3400 [0.50] Sustainable Communities
EDRD*3140 [0.50] Organizational Communication
HORT*3350 [0.50] Woody Plant Production and Culture
SOIL*3000 [0.50] Environmental Issues in Agriculture and Landscape Management
0.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7

AGR*4450 [1.00] Research Project I
EDRD*4300 [0.50] Issues in Landscape Management
1.00 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8

AGR*4460 [1.00] Research Project II
1.50 electives or restricted electives

A minimum of 7.00 credits must be at the 3000 level or higher, of which 5.00 credits must be in agricultural science and of which 3.50 credits must be at the 4000 level.

Restricted Electives

1.50 credits from:
AGR*2350 [0.50] Animal Production Systems and Industry
AGR*2470 [0.50] Introduction to Plant Agriculture
BIOL*3450 [0.50] Introduction to Aquatic Environments
BIOL*4060 [0.50] Restoration Ecology
BOT*2050 [0.50] Plant Ecology
EDRD*3450 [0.50] Watershed Planning Practice
ENVB*2030 [0.50] Current Issues in Forest Science
ENVB*3030 [0.50] Pesticides and the Environment
ENVB*3040 [0.50] Natural Chemicals in the Environment
ENVB*3090 [0.50] Insect Diversity and Biology
ENVB*3160 [0.50] Management of Turfgrass Diseases
ENVB*3210 [0.50] Plant Pathology
ENVB*3300 [0.50] Applied Ecology and Environment
ENVB*4780 [0.50] Forest Ecology
FOOD*3090 [0.50] Food Science and Human Nutrition
HORT*3010 [0.50] Annual, Perennial and Indoor Plants - Identification and Use
HORT*3050 [0.50] Management of Turfgrass Insect Pests and Weeds
HORT*4450 [0.50] Advanced Turfgrass Science
PBIO*4100 [0.50] Soil Plant Relationships
SOIL*2010 [0.50] Soil Science
SOIL*3050 [0.50] Land Utilization
SOIL*3100 [0.50] Resource Planning Techniques
SOIL*3200 [0.50] Environmental Soil Biology
SOIL*3600 [0.50] Remote Sensing
1.00 credits from:
ECON*2100 [0.50] Economic Growth and Environmental Quality
EDRD*2020 [0.50] Interpersonal Communication
EDRD*3500 [0.50] Recreation and Tourism Planning
EDRD*4500 [0.50] Planning Industrial Ecology
GEOG*1220 [0.50] Human Impact on the Environment
GEOG*3050 [0.50] Development and the City
HIST*2250 [0.50] Environment and History
HIST*4640 [0.50] Canadian Urban History
ISS*2500 [0.50] Management in Organizations
LARC*4520 [0.50] Park and Recreation Administration
MCS*2020 [0.50] Information Management
PHIL*2070 [0.50] Philosophy of the Environment
PHIL*2100 [0.50] Critical Thinking
PHIL*2120 [0.50] Ethics
POLS*1400 [0.50] Issues in Canadian Politics
POLS*3270 [0.50] Local Government in Ontario
POLS*3370 [0.50] Environmental Policy Formation and Administration