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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6111
Tracking Number - 1631

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
Campus: Tampa
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-09-19
  2. Department: Geography/Urban Planning
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 122700
  5. Contact Person: Elizabeth Strom
  6. Phone: 43439
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: URP
  9. Number: 6111
  10. Full Title: Planning, policy and politics
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Plan, Pol and Pol
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: none
  23. Corequisites: none
  24. Course Description: Introduction to politics, government and policy making for planning students. Part of the required core for the URP program.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Planning accreditation requirements include knowledge of political and policy making. Planners do not operate in a vacuum; rather, the planning process is shaped by the political institutions within which planners operate. This course provides an unders
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This is part of the required core. Students in Geography, ESP, Public Administration and GIA might also be interested in this course.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) PhD
  29. Objectives: The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the governing structures and political practices that underlie the urban planning profession in the United States.
  30. Learning Outcomes: By the end of the semester, students will: 1. Understand the role of executive, legislative and judicial branches in the planning and policy making process; 2. Understand how the division of powers and responsibilities between federal, state and local governments shapes planning practice; 3. Understand the roles of the main actors in the policy-making process; and 4. Understand how both government structure and political practice shape the policy areas of land use, planning and development.
  31. Major Topics: Governmental institutions and process; cases of planning and policy making.
  32. Textbooks: Elizabeth Strom and John Mollenkopf, The Urban Politics Reader

    John Kingdon, Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies

    Peterson et al, When Federalism Works

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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