Planning (PLN)

College of Business and Public Management

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PLN 301. Planning History, Theory, and Ethics. 3 Credits.

This course examines current planning theories and approaches. The course examines the role of planning within a democratic society, how planning influences society and society values, new directions in the field, and the relationship between planning theory and planning practice, with special focus on planning ethics, professional standards and conduct.
Typically offered in Spring.

PLN 302. Community Engagement Techniques. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on qualitative methods and citizen engagement techniques for planning practice. Discussion centers on citizen participation, social justice, governance and working with under-represented populations. The course includes how to conduct a community survey, structure a public meeting, conduct a focus group, and other methods planners use to bring meaningful citizen participation into community decision-making.
Typically offered in Spring.

PLN 320. Land Use Planning. 3 Credits.

An inquiry into the development of comprehensive land use studies by governmental and private agencies, emphasizing the development of skills in problem identification and resolution.
Pre / Co requisites: PLN 320 requires a prerequisite of GEO 214.
Typically offered in Fall.

PLN 403. Planning Design (Studio A). 3 Credits.

Selected experiences designed to assist the student (either as an individual or as a member of a group) in developing proficiency in information-providing techniques.
Pre / Co requisites: PLN 403 requires a prerequisite of GEO 214.
Typically offered in Fall.
Cross listed courses PLN 403, GEO 403.

PLN 405. Planning Design (Studio B). 3 Credits.

Selected experiences designed to assist the student (either as an individual or as a member of a group) in developing proficiency in site planning and urban design techniques.
Pre / Co requisites: PLN 405 requires a prerequisite of GEO 214.
Typically offered in Spring.