Community Planning Minor

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Land use and its impact on the quality of life has emerged as a major policy issue locally, nationally, and globally. Planning is a multidisciplinary profession that requires professionals who understand both social and natural systems and have command of professional tools required to guide the selection and implementation of alternative approaches compatible with long-term environmental and socio-economic objectives. Students may supplement their major and Discovery Program requirements with specific courses that will enhance their ability to find employment that requires knowledge of planning concepts and tools used in the formulation and implementation of effective land and resource planning by government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private business firms. Required: 20 hours of credit

Group I: Theory and Practice of Planning
CEP 415Community Development Perspectives4
CEP 508Applied Community Development4
CEP 614Fundamentals of Planning4
Group II: Tools and Applications in Planning
Select one of the following:4
Green Real Estate
Resolving Environmental Conflicts
Studio Soils
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Urban Sociology
Freshwater Resources
Group III: Resource Management Theory
Select one of the following:4
Land Economics Perspectives: Uses, Policies, and Taxes
Community Economics
Rural and Regional Economic Development
Social Impact Assessment
Wetland Ecology and Management
Total Credits20