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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6930

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-06-09
Campus: Tampa
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1634 2007-09-11
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Geography AS 122700
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Elizabeth Strom 43439

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    URP 6930 Special Topics in Urban and Regional Planning

    Is the course title variable? Y
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? N
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Special Topics in URP
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    Topical issues in the study of Urban and Regional Planning. Content will vary each semester. It is repeatable for credit. There are no limits on the number of times a student can take courses listed under this title.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    As a new program, we need a flexible title through which we can offer new courses. A “special topics” course would be used to test out new course ideas, to allow us to integrate cutting edge approaches into the curriculum, and to utilize the skills of ar

    B. 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 class will be open to all masters students. Demands will vary with topic. Depending on the topic offered, students from programs such as Public Administration, Business, Architecture, Sociology, and Anthropology, as well as students within the Geography and ESP programs, may be interested in the class.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?


    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    PhD or Masters plus extensive experience.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives


    B. Learning Outcomes

    Varies, but in all cases these courses will be designed to provide high level knowledge about specific subfields within the planning field.

    C. Major Topics

    Varies, but could include course titles such as “Growth Management in Florida”; “Comprehensive Planning Processes”; “planning for International Development”, or “Planning and Environmental Sustainability”.

    D. Textbooks


    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

- if you have questions about any of these fields, please contact or