A. No. Although these classes don’t list prerequisites, they both require a significant amount of drawing and design skill that you would learn from the earlier studios. Unfortunately, the landscape architecture curriculum is very hard to take out of sequence, which is why we post the graphic patterns (outside of the department office) showing the entire semester at a glance.
If you are really interested in landscape architecture here at Rutgers, there is really only one appropriate way to try it out. You need to wait until the fall semester and take a full slate of landscape architecture classes. To do this, you go to Pam Stewart's office (Blake 113) and get the fall patterns sometime around April. At the end of the fall semester you will submit your design materials from the fall studio and apply for admission to the landscape architecture program.
If you are accepted to the program (in January) you will need to take another 5 consecutive semesters of LA classes as specified in the class patterns. There is very little flexibility in this schedule, so it is best that you get good advising as soon as possible.
If you are not accepted to the program you can still easily move into one of the other options in Environmental Planning and Design, like Environmnetal Planning, Environmnental Geomatics, or Landscape Industry.