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Urban Planning Class Offerings

Urban Planning  131 - Introduction to Urban Studies Syllabus
An introductory course which examines some of the major contemporary issues confronting American cities including crime, poverty, education, housing, transportation, and the environment. The course will draw on guest lecturers from government agencies. Miller


Urban Planning 250 - Urban Sustainability Syllabus
The course focuses on issues of environmental sustainability within an urban context. Students will explore the definition of sustainability and examine methods to measure sustainability. The course will examine potentially sustainable solutions, such as urban growth boundaries, public transportation, and green buildings. The course will also consider questions, such as the differential impact of the pollution on disadvantaged population groups and on human health. Each student will complete a substantial community engagement project and document this experience in a term paper. Miller


Urban Planning 260 - Community Development Syllabus
Community development, as its best, focuses on empowering community residents with the (civic) knowledge and skills that enable them to make an implement decisions about their future and the future of their community. It is a set of values and practices encouraging collective and collaborative work, equality and justice, learning and reflecting, participation, political awareness and sustainable change. Additionally, community development acknowledges and focuses on overcoming the divisions, social exclusions and discrimination that deter some people in communities from participating in activities and decision-making. Gaining an understanding how people understand and engage in community life will enable us to straighten our communities and enrich our lives. In this course students will actively engage in community development in Oshkosh. Students will assist neighborhood residents and organizations study their physical and social environment and collect data, generate information and increase their civic knowledge to enable residents to develop strategies which can improve the well-being of their children, families, and neighborhoods.

Urban Planning  300 - Introduction to Urban Planning Syllabus
An overview of urban planning including the history of planning, major types of planning techniques and theory, values of planners, and strategies for planning effectiveness. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 131 with a grade of C or better and 45 credits earned. Miller

 Urban Planning  310 - Comprehensive Planning Syllabus
This course introduces students to the comprehensive urban planning process. Students will engage in data collection and analysis. Students will engage in data collection and analysis, and will critique existing comprehensive plans. Prerequisites: Urban Plng 300 and Geography 391 with a grade of C or better in both courses, Geography 471 (may be taken concurrently). Miller

Urban Planning  317 - Land Use Regulation Syllabus
An overview of the purposes, theoretical and legal issues, tools, and techniques of land use planning and regulation. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 300/500 (may be taken concurrently with Urban Planning 317/517) Miller


Urban Planning 320 - Housing Syllabus
An overview of urban housing including its recent history, the nature of the housing market, the impact of housing on society, government regulation and assistance, and new housing patterns.  Prerequisites: Urban Planning 300/500 (may be taken concurrently with Urban Planning 320/520) Miller


Urban Planning 350 - Planning History and Theory Syllabus
This core course provides students with knowledge about the origins of urban planning and the ideas that justify its practice. Students will learn how the field has evolved over the last two centuries and how an appreciation for the recent history can enhance future plans. The course also provides an overview of theoretical frameworks and normative briefs that have shaped the field in crucial ways. Prerequisites: 12 credits of Urban Planning. Miller


Urban Planning  351 - Planning Seminar (SS) Syllabus
Emphasis on application of theory to particular problems. Prerequisite: Urban Planning 300. Miller

URB PLNG  410 - Special Topics Syllabus
A seminar type course to suit special, one-time-only situations. Prerequisite: Urban Planning 300 with a grade of C or better. Miller


URB PLNG  420 - Site Planning Studio  Syllabus
This studio course in urban planning provides hands-on experience in developing a site plan. Using an actual site, a project will be taken through the various stages of plan development. Activities include program analysis, data collection, development of alternative solutions, and selection and presentation of a final site plan. Special fees may apply. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 317 and consent of instructor; strongly recommended: Geography 371 or Practical Arts 102 or Theatre 203.  Miller

URB PLNG  425 - Computer Uses in Urban Analysis Syllabus
Students will gain a knowledge of electronic data processing and analytical skills appropriate to entry level requirements in urban management positions, in particular analyses and effective display of socio-economic trends and other types of data. Case studies utilized. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 131, Geography 391 with a grade of C or better, Geography 471 (may be taken concurrent with Urban Planning 425). Miller

URB PLNG  446 - Independent Study Syllabi vary
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisite: Urban Planning 351 with a grade of B or better. Miller


 URB PLNG  456 - Related Readings Syllabus
See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: Urban Planning 350 and Urban Planning 351 with a grade of B or better in both courses. Miller


URB PLNG  471 - Field Experience Syllabus
Introduces students to a wide variety of government units and individuals; improves writing skills. Weekly assignments are based on reports of meetings attended which are critiqued on the basis of form and content. Prerequisite: Urban Planning 351 with a grade of C or better. Miller

URB PLNG  474 - Honors: Thesis Syllabus
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study, e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be 'Honors Thesis.' Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Maximum of 6 units (crs.). Prerequisite: University Honors status and 100 credits towards degree. Miller

URB PLNG  480 – Internship Syllabus
A work experience in which students' work about thirty hours per unit (cr.) under the direct supervision of a person engaged in some phase of urban and regional planning and management. Prerequisite: Urban Planning 351 with a grade of C or better. Miller

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