Minors

Community Planning

The minor in Community Planning is directed to those students from all academic fields who wish to expand their knowledge of the processes involved in community planning and development. The minor requires a total of 18 credits. Nine of the 18 credits are required courses and the remaining are elective courses.

CPL 410 is the required introductory core course for the minor. In addition, each student is required to complete six credits from the following list: CPL 391, 434, 450, 485, and 538. A maximum of 3 credits of CPL 391 can be applied toward the required courses of the minor. Alternatively, three credits of CPL 391 can be applied toward the elective courses in the minor.

Successful completion of nine credits of elective courses from the following list is required in consultation with the community planning minor advisor, Professor Farhad Atash: AAF/PSC 410, 466; CPL 391, 392, 397; CVE 346; ECN 402; GEG 101, 104, 200, 203; HDF 418, 424, 434, 440; LAR 201, 202; MAF 465, 475, 484; NRS/ CPL 300; NRS 415, 450; PHL 318; PSC 221, 402; and SOC 214, 240. These elective courses cannot be simultaneously counted toward a major.

Interested students should contact Professor Farhad Atash in the West Tower Office of Rodman Hall (third floor), 401.874.2982 or fatash@mail.uri.edu.

Geography

The minor in geography is designed to enhance student spatial skills.  Global awareness is a fundamental component of many programs of study here at URI. It is a critical element in developing spatial literacy. The required courses for the minor include GEG 101 (3 credits) and three of the following (9 credits): GEG 104, 200, 203, and 511.

Six credits of electives are chosen from the following list in consultation with the geography advisor, Professor William Gordon: AAF/PSC 410, 466; APG 203; CPL 210, 410; GEG 202, 350; GEO 103, 210; HIS (a state, regional, or national history course); OCG 123; PSC 116, 377, 403, 407, and 408. These courses cannot be double counted for a student’s academic minor and major.

Interested students should contact Professor William Gordon in the East Tower Office of Rodman Hall (third floor), 401.874.5108 or wgordon@uri.edu.

Landscape Architecture

The minor in Landscape Architecture is for students who wish to expand their knowledge of human intervention on the landscape while completing their education at URI. The minor requires a total of 18 credits. Nine of the 18 credits are the required courses and the remaining are elective courses.

LAR 201, LAR 202 and LAR 491 are the required core courses for the minor. In addition to these courses, completion of nine credits of elective courses from the following list is required in consultation with the landscape architecture minor advisor, Professor Will Green: CPL 410; CPL538; LAR 302; LAR 353; LAR 354; PLS 222; PLS 320; and PLS 350.  These elective courses cannot be simultaneously counted toward a major.

Interested students should contact Professor Will Green 201 Rodman Hall 401.874.2142 or wagre@uri.edu.

Academics

Student Profiles

Pabel

Pabel Fernandez, ‘17
Hometown, Providence, RI

Pabel has had professional aspirations since entering URI as freshman.  He started his college education as a mechanical engineering student and found out early on it was not his thing.  After researching professional careers around campus, he found a home in the Department of Landscape Architecture.  Pabel states that “being able to design while providing solutions to climate change, sea level rise and other environmental issues while keeping the health, safety and welfare of the people in mind is what motivates me with this major.”   Regarding the landscape architecture major, Pabel notes “I have observed that one of the best parts of this major is the tight-knit community and the bond that you develop with each student and professor.  This bond extends beyond graduation to all alumni who I have met in the field.”

Pabel’s extra curricular activities include: 2016-2017 President, Student Chapter RIASLA, participant in Save The Bay cleanups and he works at the University Mailroom managing 15 student-postal workers.  During the past several summers he has engaged in the internship program working at BriDen Nursery in Cranston, RI caring for plants and assisting with landscape construction projects followed by a second internship at Veri Waterman Associates in Providence, RI where he worked as an entry level landscape designer.   Pabel attributes these internship opportunities to having a strong influence on his progress and development as an aspiring design professional.