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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - URP6766

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2009-03-04
Campus: Tampa
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1636 2007-09-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Geography AS 122700
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Elizabeth Strom 43439

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    URP 6766 Research Methods for Urban & Regional Planning

    Is the course title variable? N
    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)
    Res Methods Urban Plan
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    The course is designed to introduce students to strategies for designing research and the appropriate methods for collecting urban and regional planning data; familiarize students with social research and evaluation methods used in planning.

  3. Justification

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

    Part of core requirements for new Urban and Regional Planning program. Familiarity with research, analysis and decision-making skills are fundamental to planning practice.

    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 course will primarily serve students in the Urban and Regional Planning program. Beginning in Fall 2009, students enrolled in COBA’s Masters of Science in Real Estate will also be required to take this course.

    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 with extensive professional experience.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    To develop research skills for planners through readings and hand-on exercises.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course, students would be armed with important research skills in areas such as the identification of appropriate data sources, sampling, data collection and related techniques and the use of computers and on-line research materials.

    C. Major Topics

    Research design, sampling, surveying, use of data, decision-making.

    D. Textbooks

    Ian Bracken, Urban Planning methods, Routledge 2007

    Hermalata Dandekar, Planners' Use of Information. American Planning Association 2002

    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

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